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: COMPLETED
  • 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 18, 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: Mother

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, 20175.6126.5185.7
6December 7, 20175.8476.2606.2
7December 13, 20176.3886.9427.1
8December 14, 20176.7747.4097.0
9December 20, 20177.3138.3767.4
10December 21, 20177.9108.8097.7
11January 3, 20189.09510.1398.7
12January 4, 20189.39310.5119.6
13January 10, 201810.14211.07710.2
14January 11, 201810.61511.53110.3
15January 17, 201810.47711.62010.9
16January 18, 201811.19512.29910.9

Official Posters

Original Soundtrack


  • OST Part 1: OK by Bewhy

News & Developments



  • Ajackson

    June 14, 2018 - 11:47 pm

    Where can I watch this drama?

    • gdhunter

      June 24, 2018 - 11:34 pm

      Hi Ajackson, you can watch Prison Playbook on Netflix.

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