Lee Jung Jae And Shin Min Ah Confirmed For New JTBC Drama
On March 18, the production team of JTBC’s upcoming Friday-Saturday drama “Advisor” (tentative title) revealed that Shin Min Ah is confirmed for the female lead role. It was previously announced that Lee Jung Jae was in talks for the male lead role, and the actor has since confirmed.
“Advisor” tells the story of politicians who control the world while standing behind the spotlight and engage in the dangerous gambling of politics. It is also a survival story of the “super” advisor Jang Tae Joon (Lee Jung Jae) who is on his way to having the most power in the nation.
Shin Min Ah will be taking on the role of Kang Sun Young, a female politician who attempts to break the glass ceiling. She used to be a talented lawyer with experience of hosting a TV program that addresses current events, and she is now a newly-selected committee member of her political party.
While she receives respect and praise from women for challenging herself against the glass ceiling, it makes it that more difficult for her advisors to get along with her. By confirming her appearance, Shin Min Ah will be returning to the small screen for the first time in two years since the 2017 tvN drama “Tomorrow With You.”
The production team said, “With actress Shin Min Ah confirming her appearance in ‘Advisor,’ she completes the best lineup with Lee Jung Jae. Shin Min Ah, who has a lovely and warm image, plans to showcase a ‘girl-crush’ side of her filled with passion and confidence to run towards her goal without hesitation. With changes in her image, we will feature a story that talks about the competition among the players from Yeouido.”
Written by Lee Dae Il of OCN’s “Life On Mars” and directed by Kwak Jung Hwan of “Miss Hammurabi,” “Advisor” is slated to premiere in May.