Secret Forest

Secret Forest kdrama


Secret Forest tells the story of an emotionless prosecutor who meets a warm-hearted detective cop and together finds their way to discover the innermost secrets within the “forest”— the prosecutors’ office which is full of corrupt officials and seems to conceal something about a murder case. 


General Information

  • Status: COMPLETED
  • Drama Title: Secret Forest
  • Other Titles: Forest of Secrets, Stranger
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller
  • Director: Ahn Gil-ho
  • Writer: Lee Soo-yeon
  • No. of Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast Period: Jun 10 – Jul 30, 2017
  • Time Slot: 21:00 Korean Standard Time, Sat & Sun
  • Runtime: 70 minutes
  • TV Network: tvN (cable)
  • Production Company(s): Studio Dragon, Signal Entertainment Group, IOK Media
  • Preceded by: (SECRET FOREST is the first Saturday-Sunday drama of tvN)
  • Followed by: Live Up To Your Name

Main Cast & Characters

secret forest main cast

Jo Seung-woo as Hwang Shi-mok. Due to a brain surgery he underwent in his youth, he loses his ability to feel emotions and leads a cold and lonely life as a prosecutor. His integrity remains intact amidst the intense corruption within the prosecutors’ office he is working for. In his investigation regarding a serial murder case, he discovers mysteries and corruption in his department. 

Bae Doo-na as Han Yeo-jin. She graduated from a police academy and started with low ranking positions. When she finally lands a position in the violent crimes unit, she is given recognition for her skills. She will meet Jo Seung-woo as she will be the first to arrive at the murder scene they will both need to investigate.

Yoo Jae-meung as Lee Chang-joon. He is a prosecutor who believes that public servants like him should neither be too dirty nor too clean.

Lee Joon-hyuk as Seo Dong-jae. He is Jo Seung-woo’s colleague who is both handsome and successful. Although he has these positive characteristics, he still has an inferiority complex because of his background.

Shin Hye-sun as Young Eun-soo. She is a prosecutor trainee with a prestigious background. Despite her background and proud behavior, she works hard to prove herself.


Secret Forest Viewership Ratings Data The orange and green numbers indicate the lowest and highest ratings, respectively. All values are expressed in %.
Episode #Broadcast dateNielsen KoreaTNMS
1Jun 10, 20173.0413.6273.2
2Jun 11, 20174.1485.4984.0
3Jun 17, 20174.0884.4203.6
4Jun 18, 20174.1704.9234.5
5Jun 24, 20174.0645.2033.7
6Jun 25, 20174.0825.1743.9
7Jul 1, 20174.3894.8884.0
8Jul 2, 20174.1545.2374.6
9Jul 8, 20174.3195.5064.3
10Jul 9, 20174.8346.4344.6
11Jul 15, 20174.7335.7095.0
12Jul 16, 20175.5116.8755.0
13Jul 22, 20174.4515.5824.4
14Jul 23, 20175.4477.1256.0
15Jul 29, 20174.9936.2405.1
16Jul 30, 20176.5687.6227.1

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Original Soundtrack

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