Prison Playbook

Prison Playbook


Prison Playbook follows the story of a star baseball player who becomes a criminal overnight and has to live life in prison as a consequence. Will he be able to adjust to a new world so different and unfamiliar? Coming from the award-winning director of the Reply/Answer Me series, this drama depicts the everyday life of prisoners and the people around them in a way no one has seen before.


General Information

  • Status: ONGOING
  • Drama Title: Prison Playbook
  • Other Titles: Wise Prion Life, Smart Prison Living
  • Genre: Black Comedy
  • Director: Shin Won-ho
  • Writer: Jung Bo-hoon
  • No. of Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast Period: November 22, 2017 – January 11, 2018
  • Time Slot: 21:30 Korean Standard Time, Wed & Thu
  • Runtime: >60 minutes
  • TV Network: tvN (cable)
  • Production Company(s): 
  • Preceded by: Avengers Social Club
  • Followed by:

Main Cast & Characters

Wise Prison Life Main Cast

Park Hae-soo as Kim Je-hyuk, a famous baseball player who, at the peak of his career, goes to prison due to an accident. 

Jung Kyung-ho as Lee Joon-ho, an elite prison guard who is a fan of baseball.

Supporting Cast & Characters

Sung Dong-il as Chief Jo, the prison guard chief of the correctional facility where Kim Je-hyuk is imprisoned.

Krystal Jung as Ji Ho, Kim Je-hyuk’s girlfriend

(to be updated)


All values are expressed in percentage.
Episode No.Broadcast DateNielsen (Nationwide)Nielsen (Seoul)TNMS (Nationwide)
1November 22, 20174.6384.8165.1
2November 23, 20175.3815.9005.1
3November 29, 20174.6985.3364.9
4November 30, 20175.4686.6445.3
5December 6, 20175.6126.518
6December 7, 20175.8476.260
7December 13, 2017
8December 14, 2017
9December 20, 2017
10December 21, 2017
11December 27, 2017
12December 28, 2017
13January 3, 2018
14January 4, 2018
15January 10, 2018
16January 11, 2018

Official Posters

Original Soundtrack

  • OST Part 1: OK by Bewhy

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