“The Devil Judge” Teases Conflicting Relationships Between Characters

tvN’s upcoming drama “The Devil Judge” has released a character relationship chart mapping out the complex network that binds the interesting cast together.

“The Devil Judge” takes place in an alternate dystopian Korea where trials are held with the entire nation participating via a live courtroom broadcast. In these chaotic times, is head judge Kang Yo Han a hero of the people or a devil who wears the mask of the law?

Ji Sung, GOT7’s JinyoungKim Min Jung, and Park Gyu Young anchor the relationship chart as the four leads of the show. Ji Sung plays Kang Yo Han, the head judge, while Jinyoung plays Kim Ga On, an associate judge in the same courtroom. According to the chart, Kang Yo Han has taken an “interest” in Kim Ga On, but Kim Ga On views the head judge with “suspicion.”

Kim Min Jung plays Jung Sun Ah, the executive director of a social responsibility foundation. Her relationship with Kang Yo Han is “obsession,” while he defines his relationship to her as “nemesis.” Jung Sun Ah’s other relationships include Seo Jung Hak, the chairman of the social responsibility foundation, and Jae Hee (Lee So Young), her secretary.

Kim Ga On also has a relationship with Yoon Soo Hyun, a police detective on an investigation team, who is played by Park Gyu Young. He thinks of her as a “childhood friend,” but her relationship to him is “one-sided love” with a question mark.

As the director of a social responsibility foundation, Jung Sun Ah has a lot of powerful political and corporate connections. This includes Heo Joong Se (Baek Hyun Jin), the nation’s president, and his wife, Do Yeon Jung; Cha Kyung Hee (Jang Young Nam), the Minister of Justice, and her husband, Lee Jae Kyung; Park Doo Man, the president of Saram Media Group, and his wife, Pi Hyang Mi; and Min Yong Shik, the president of Minbo Group, and his wife, Kim Sang Sook.

The second chart takes a closer look at Kang Yo Han’s family members and the other people involved in the courtroom. This includes Min Jung Ho (Ahn Nae Sang), a Supreme Court justice, in whom Kim Ga On has a lot of trust. Oh Jin Joo (Kim Jae Kyung) is a fellow associate judge of Kim Ga On: Kang Yo Han thinks of her as a “colleague,” but her relationship to him is defined as “favorable.”

Interestingly, the chart has a mysterious character named “K,” who is defined as Kang Yo Han’s helper. Kang Yo Han’s family, who is not pictured, is defined as a caretaker named Ji Young Ok, a father named Kang Ji Sang, a half-brother named Kang Yi Sak, and a niece/nephew (the word in Korean is the same) named Elijah. Although Kang Yo Han thinks of this person as a niece/nephew, Elijah’s relationship to Kang Yo Han is defined as “resentment.”

“The Devil Judge” premieres on July 3 at 9 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki.

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