Defendant

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Synopsis

Defendant tells the story of Park Jung-woo, a righteous prosecutor at the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office who is accused of killing his wife and daughter. He is wrongfully charged of murder and faces a death sentence, but finds it difficult to assert his innocence as he suffers from temporary amnesia that took four months of his memory.

General Information

  • Status: COMPLETED
  • Drama Title: Defendant
  • Other Titles: N/A
  • Genre: Legal, Thriller
  • Director: Jo Young-gwang
  • Writer: Choi Soo-jin
  • No. of Episodes: 18
  • Broadcast Period: Jan 23 – Mar 21, 2017
  • Time Slot: 22:00 Korean Standard Time, Mon & Tue
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • TV Network: SBS (free-to-air)
  • Production Company(s): Signal Entertainment Group, The Story Works
  • Preceded by: Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim
  • Followed by: Whisper

Main Cast & Characters

main cast of Korean drama Defendant

Ji Sung as Park Jung-woo. Park Jung-woo is the righteous prosecutor who is falsely accused of killing his wife and daughter. He will fight back against those who framed him and clear his name.

Kwon Yuri as Seo Eun-hye. Seo Eun-hye is a lawyer who will defend Park Jung-woo on trial.

Uhm Ki-joon as Cha Min-ho/Cha Sun-ho

Oh Chang-suk as Kang Joon-hyuk

Uhm Hyun-kyung as Na Yeon-Hee

Ratings

The orange and green numbers indicate the lowest and highest ratings, respectively. All values are expressed in %.
Defendant Viewership Ratings Data
Episode #Broadcast dateNielsen KoreaTNMS
NationwideSeoulNationwideSeoul
1Jan 23, 201714.516.311.913.9
2Jan 24, 201714.916.112.915.1
3Jan 30, 201717.318.212.815.1
4Jan 31, 201718.720.814.817.8
5Feb 6, 201718.619.614.216.3
6Feb 7, 201718.619.615.318.5
7Feb 13, 201720.922.415.818.9
8Feb 14, 201722.223.816.620.2
9Feb 20, 201721.423.115.920.0
10Feb 21, 201722.223.416.820.4
11Feb 27, 201723.324.619.822.7
12Feb 28, 201722.923.919.022.1
13Mar 6, 201723.725.418.822.2
14Mar 7, 201724.926.120.124.3
15Mar 13, 201725.627.120.323.5
16Mar 14, 201725.427.121.324.6
17Mar 20, 201727.028.824.829.0
18Mar 21, 201728.329.726.630.3
Average21.723.117.720.8

Official Posters

Original Soundtrack

  • OST Part 1
    • No. 1: Dreaming Now by Son Dong-woon (Highlight)
    • No. 2: Dreaming Now (instrumental)
  • OST Part 2
    • No. 1: Until the End by San E
    • No. 2: Until the End (instrumental)
  • OST Part 3
    • No. 1: Winter Tree by Suran
    • No. 2: Winter Tree (instrumental)
  • OST Part 4
    • No. 1: Trauma by Raun

News & Developments

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