As tvN’s new drama, Argon, nears its premiere on September 4, promotional materials for the upcoming series have been released by the production staff. The latest materials to come out are posters of the nine major characters from the drama.
The upcoming 8-episode newsroom drama from cable network tvN will center on an investigative broadcast news team called Argon. The team has been gathered to find the truth in a world where fake news is proliferating and are tasked to deliver information based only on accurate facts.
Leading the cast of the drama is Kim Joo-hyuk (Reply 1988) who is playing Kim Baek-jin, Argon’s team leader depicted in the poster as a perfectionist journalist with an unflinching determination to find the truth and strong leadership to lead the news program. The heroine is played by Chun Woo-hee (Vampire Idol), who is seen in the poster looking calm and smiling slightly. She takes on the role of Lee Yeon-hwa, a contract reporter assigned to the “Argon” program three months before her contract expires. Described as a cheerful reporter full of enthusiasm, she will receive a lot of help from Kim Baek-jin as she grows her career and tries to secure a permanent job at the company.
Other characters presented in the posters include veteran journalist Shin Chul (played by Park Won-sang), lawyer Chae Soo-min (Shin Hyun-bin), veteran writer Yook Hye-ri (Park Hee-bon), reporters Uhm Min-ho (Shim Ji-ho) and Heo Jong-tae (Cho Hyun-chul), IT specialist Oh Seung-yong (Ji Yoon-ho), and another reporter named Park Nam-gyu (Ji Il-joo).
Argon is directed by Cheese in the Trap and Coffee Prince PD Lee Yoon-jung and penned by writers Jeon Young-shin, Joo Won-kyu, and Shin Ha-eun. It will take over Bride of the Water God on Mondays and Tuesdays and will be followed by This Life Is Our First some time in October.