Ji Jin-hee courted for upcoming novel-based mystery drama

Designated Survivor: 60 Days actor Ji Jin-hee has just added the upcoming series Birth of a Tragedy (tentative title) to his slate of potential works.

On December 21, Korean media outlet Sports Donga revealed that a drama adaptation of the Norizuki Rintaro mystery novel “The Tragedy of One” is currently in the works and that veteran actor Ji Jin-hee is being courted to essay the main role. In response, an official from the actor’s agency Ekkeul Entertainment confirmed the news and shared, “Ji Jin-hee is [currently reviewing] his appearance in Birth of a Tragedy.”

The 1991 Japanese novel that will serve as the source material for the project tells the story of a tragedy that befalls two families and a detective who becomes a third party in the case when he becomes the alibi witness of the authorities’ most powerful suspect.

To date, the drama is still in the early stages of production, with the cast selection in progress. While the broadcast date is yet to be decided on and announced, the project is reportedly already under discussions with networks, with tvN as the leading option.

No further details about Ji Jin-hee’s offered role in Birth of a Tragedy have been disclosed. Should he accept the proposal, he is on his way to include the project in his impressive television profile and join his upcoming works, Undercover and Move to Heaven.

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