Ji Sung, Kim Min-jung, more gather at first script reading for tvN’s ‘The Devil Judge’

Acting stars Ji Sung, Kim Min-jung, Jinyoung, and Park Gyu-young have come together at the first table read for their upcoming drama The Devil Judge.

Slated to take tvN’s Saturday-Sunday, prime-time slot, The Devil Judge aims to convey a message about justice through a “live courtroom show” that the entire nation participates in. It will make viewers wonder if Kang Yo-han (Ji Sung), the titular devil judge, is a hero of the people or a demon hiding behind the mask of law.

In the drama’s initial read-through, male lead Ji Sung (Doctor John) is said to have remarkably transformed into his character Kang Yo-han. Actress Kim Min-jung (My Fellow Citizens) sat beside Ji while she gave voice to Yo-han’s greatest nemesis, Jung Sun-ah. Ji and Kim reportedly showcased an intense exchange of lines to preview of their teeth-gritting “devil” versus “demon” rivalry.

Ji Sung script reading still for The Devil Judge
Ji Sung
Kim Min-jung script reading still for The Devil Judge
Kim Min-jung

In addition, Jinyoung (When My Love Blooms) graced the event as Kim Ga-on, an associate trial judge who is considered a ray of hope amidst a dystopian world. The singer-actor was joined by Park Gyu-young of Sweet Home (2020) fame, who breathed life to Ga-on’s childhood friend Yoon Soo-hyun. While delivering their lines, Jinyoung and Park have effectively shared a subtle emotional dilemma as they take one step forward, two steps back from being almost lovers to just close friends.

Jinyoung script reading still for The Devil Judge
Jinyoung
Park Gyu-young script reading still for The Devil Judge
Park Gyu-young

Among the other cast members in attendance were Kim Jae-kyung (The Secret Life of My Secretary), Jang Young-nam (It’s Okay To Not Be Okay), and Jung In-gyeom (River Where the Moon Rises), who were all deeply immersed into their respective roles.

“I’ve been working really hard since December. I’m excited to film this drama, hoping that it will turn out as best as I’ve tried,” Ji Sung said in the script reading video released via tvN Drama’s official YouTube channel. Kim Min-jung also expressed strong aspirations, stating, “We will work well together to show you better performances.”

The Devil Judge is helmed by Children of Nobody (2018–2019) director Choi Jung-gyu, while author and real-life judge Moon Yoo-seok (Ms. Hammurabi) is in charge of the screenplay.

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Aurora Bae

Aurora Bae is a news and feature writer for Kdramapal. She first fell in love with Kdramas by watching Winter Sonata as a kid but it wasn’t until Secret Garden that she became an official fan. Now, she spends more time watching Kdramas in her home in Cebu and Kdramapal provides her a platform to write about them as a means of living. How cool is that? And oh, she obviously loves the northern lights too! | email: [email protected]

1 Comment

  • Ahjumemshie Lee

    May 19, 2021 - 12:34 pm

    Yes to the comeback!! Ji Sung oppa & Lee Bo Young eonnie are working hard these days. I wonder who’s taking care of their kids? hehe

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