Update: Kim Bum, Kim Myung Min, Ryu Hye Young, And Lee Jung Eun Confirmed For New Legal Drama
Updated September 17 KST:
“Law School” is about the students and professors of South Korea’s top law school who get caught up in an unusual case.
Kim Myung Min has been cast as Yang Jong Hoon, a criminal law professor who used to be an elite prosecutor. His harsh words make him the No. 1 professor to avoid among the students, but there is something addictive about his strict teaching methods that refuses to accept less than the best from his future juniors in the legal profession.
Ryu Hye Young has been cast as Kang Sol, a first-year law student who overcame poverty and misfortune in childhood to gain special admission to the law school. She walks a path of thorns due to the constant sense of deprivation and shame compared to the wealth and talent around her, but her passion will teach her the truth about what it means to be a lawyer.
Kim Bum has been cast as Han Joon Hwi, another first-year law student who is at the top of his class. He’s a natural leader whose good looks and easy charm make him the perfect man on paper. However, he has an unexpected side of him that he keeps hidden.
Lee Jung Eun, best known for her role in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” has been cast as Kim Eun Sook, a civil law professor who used to be the head of the law school’s legal clinic for free legal services. Her natural air of authority and freewheeling personality gave her the reputation for being a master in court, and she is famous for being a relatable professor at the law school. She is also the only colleague in whom Yang Jong Hoon confides.
A source from the drama stated, “This drama is set against the backdrop of South Korea’s first law school and combines a legal thriller with a campus drama. Kim Bum, Kim Myung Min, Ryu Hye Young, and Lee Jung Eun are a tough legal team of professors and students. Please look forward to seeing their brilliant acting and refreshing new characters in this story of young lawyers-in-training.”
“Law School” will be directed by Kim Suk Yoon and written by Seo In. It will air sometime in the first half of 2021.
Kim Bum, Kim Myung Min, and Ryu Hye Young may be joining the lineup of a new drama!
On September 15, it was reported by OSEN that Kim Bum has chosen the JTBC drama “Law School” (working title) as his next work following “Tale of the Nine Tailed.” The report described the show as following the case of a murder of a professor at a prestigious law school. Professors and students become suspects in the murder, and the drama will feature its characters making realizations about the law and justice as they search for the killer.
It was reported that Kim Bum’s character is named Jun Hwi, and he and Kim Myung Min were described as playing a student and teacher.
Kim Bum’s agency King Kong by Starship responded by telling Newsen that day that Kim Bum has received an offer for “Law School” and he’s positively considering it.
It was previously reported that Kim Myung Min is considering an offer to play a criminal law professor in the drama. Ryu Hye Young has been offered the female lead role and is also reviewing it.
“Law School” is directed by Kim Seok Yoon, who has helmed projects such as the “Detective K” film series, the dramas “Old Miss Diary,” “Awl,” “Radiant,” and more. The script is being written by Seo In.
Watch Kim Bum in “Mrs. Cop 2” below!