Jung Ryeo Won And Lee Kyu Hyung Confirmed To Star In New Drama
On December 3, it was confirmed that the two actors would both be appearing in the upcoming drama “Let’s Start the Defense” (literal translation).
Helmed by “Itaewon Class” producing director (PD) Kang Min Gu, “Let’s begin the Defense” is a legal mystery drama about two public defenders who become entangled in a serial murder case involving wealthy elderly people. The drama is written by rookie writer Kim Dan, who won the Excellence Award at the Korea Story Contest, and produced by Arc Media, the production company behind “The King’s Affection” that is expanding the domestic and international base of K-content.
Jung Ryeo Won, whose last project was about two years ago, will play No Chak Hee, who was once an ace lawyer with the highest winning rate but has been demoted to a public defense lawyer. Her name “Chak Hee” represents “living a good life,” but her last name “No” symbolizes how she has deviated from that expectation. She is someone who fiercely works hard and will go through any means to win a case. However, a year ago just before she was about to be promoted to a partner, her license was almost suspended after she got tangled up in a certain case. Her goal is to make a comeback to the law firm as soon as possible.
Lee Kyu Hyung, who portrayed by good and evil roles, will star as Jwa Shi Baek. He is a person who is cold and merciless to the strong but is kind and warm-hearted to the weak. When graduating from law school, he was able to become a judge, prosecutor, or a lawyer at one of the top three law firms, but he rejected all of them and became a public defense lawyer instead. However, he has a very private life that even his secretary who has worked with him for a long time doesn’t know about it.
The drama’s producers shared their excitement for having cast Jung Ryeo Won and Lee Kyu Hyung, who are both actors with a wide acting spectrum. In particular, Jung Ryeo Won already has experience acting in legal dramas, like “Witch’s Court” and “War of Prosecutors.” They added, “We’re already looking forward to the heated acting competition between the two actors.”
The actors will present a high-quality, well-made mystery in order to showcase what two public defense lawyers, who have very different personalities, values, and legal philosophies, go through as they get intertwined together due to a serial murder case.
Filming will start in January 2022, and it will air in the second half of the year. The drama is currently in discussion to air via OTT platforms.
Are you excited to see Jung Ryeo Won and Lee Kyu Hyung in this new drama?
Watch Jung Ryeo Won in “Witch’s Court” here:
Check out Lee Kyu Hyung in “Voice 4“: