Rugal Korean drama starring Choi Jin-hyuk and Park Sung-woong


The life of a detective investigating a criminal organization takes a sinister turn when the group kills his family, frames him for the murder, and gouges his eyes out. He gets a chance to take revenge against the enemy when the National Intelligence Service asks him to join Rugal—a team of agents with special abilities—and gives him two biotechnology-powered artificial eyes.

Rugal is based on a webtoon of the same name by Rilmae, which was first published in October 2016.

OCN first announced Rugal as its first-ever Monday-Tuesday drama that would premiere on March 16. However, the broadcaster changed its plans and scheduled the series to premiere on March 28, 2020, on its Saturday-Sunday time slot.


General Info

  • Official English Title: Rugal
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller
  • Director: Kang Cheol-woo (My Secret Romance)
  • Writer: Do Hyun
  • No. of Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast Period: March 28 to May 17, 2020
  • Time Slot: Saturday & Sunday @ 22:50 KST
  • Running Time: 60 minutes per episode
  • TV Network: OCN (cable)
  • Production Company(s): Studio Dragon, LIAN Entertainment
  • Preceded by: Tell Me What You Saw
  • Followed by:
  • Streaming Sites: Netflix

Main Cast

Choi Jin-hyuk in RugalChoi Jin-hyuk as Kang Ki-beom
Park Sung-woong in RugalPark Sung-woong as Hwang Deuk-koo
Jo Dong-hyuk in RugalJo Dong-hyuk as Han Tae-woong
Jung Hye-in in RugalJung Hye-in as Song Mi-na
Han Ji-wan in RugalHan Ji-wan as Choi Ye-won
Kim Min-sang in RugalKim Min-sang as Choi Geun-cheol
Park Sun-ho in RugalPark Sun-ho as Lee Gwang-cheol


Episode No.Broadcast DateNationwide Ratings
(Nielsen Korea)
1March 28, 20202.612%
2March 29, 20203.884% (HIGHEST)
3April 4, 20202.874%
4April 5, 20203.199%
5April 11, 20202.002%
6April 12, 20202.804%
7April 18, 20201.464%
8April 19, 20202.574%
9April 25, 20201.579%
10April 26, 20202.066%
11May 2, 20201.429%
12 May 3, 20202.676%
13 May 9, 20201.255%
14May 10, 2020 1.892%
15May 16, 2020 1.113% (LOWEST)
16May 17, 2020 2.305%



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