Veteran actors Ji Jin-hee, Yoon Se-ah, and Kim Hye-eun will be working together in a drama based on a Japanese mystery novel!
tvN’s new mystery drama The Road: Tragedy of One will tell the hidden desires, ugly secrets, guilt, and redemption of some of Korea’s richest families living at Royal the Hill, a luxurious sanctuary for the country’s top 1 percent. Their peaceful lives turn tragic after a terrible event takes place inside their neighborhood. One by one, all of them get entangled in the mystery. The series is reportedly based on Norizuki Rintaro’s popular novel “Ichi no Higeki,” which translates to “The Tragedy of One.”
First in the main cast is Ji Jin-hee, who will play anchor Baek Soo-hyun, Korea’s most popular and respected journalist who has strong beliefs and whose words are deemed the truth. He is a man of acclaim and great influence. However, behind the camera is a cold-hearted person who gets whatever he wants using any means necessary. Ji last starred in the 2019 thriller Designated Survivor: 60 Days. He is currently a part of the main cast of JTBC’s new spy drama Undercover.
His wife, Seo Eun-soo, will be played by Yoon Se-ah. Eun-soo is a popular miniature artist and the daughter of the chairman of Jegang Group. Her father reigns the political world of Korea and holds great power and influence in the economic domain. Eun-soo deems it important to maintain her dignity at all costs, but she is also very protective of her family and considers them as her priority. She is the perfect wife and a model to other mothers, but a tragic event shakes her and tests her maternal instincts. Yoon, who last appeared in Stranger 2 (2020), is part of the cast of JTBC’s upcoming drama Snowdrop, which is currently facing controversies.
Meanwhile, Kim Hye-eun will play the role of Cha Seo-young, a broadcast announcer at a news agency. With her beauty, prestigious job, impressive academic background, and wealthy family, she is the envy of everyone around her, but she wants more and can never be satisfied with what she has. She last starred in JTBC’s mystery thriller Graceful Friends (2020).
The Road: Tragedy of One is scheduled for broadcast in the second half of 2021.