JTBC political drama ‘Aide’ releases photos from table read

On March 29, JTBC’s upcoming political drama Aide released the photos taken during its first script reading session which took place on March 26.

Lead actors Lee Jung-jae and Shin Min-ah attended the event, along with director Kwak Jung-hwan (Miss Hammurabi), screenwriter Lee Dae-il (Life On Mars), supporting cast members Lee Elijah, Kim Dong-joon, Jung Jin-young, Jung Woong-in, Kim Kap-soo, Lim Won-hee, Kim Eung-soo, Lee Chul-min, Do Eun-bi, and Jeon Jin-ki.

During the table read, PD Kwak said, “I do not believe that it only takes a director and a screenwriter to finish a drama. I hope we can share many ideas that we can put into the drama to create a better experience for our viewers.”

Aide is Lee Jung-jae’s (Triple) first drama in ten years, so a lot of his fans are anticipating his return to the small screen. He will be playing the role of Jang Tae-joon, a political aide or advisor to a congressman (played by Kim Kap-soo). As a graduate from a police academy and a former criminal investigator, Jang will find a balance between intuition and judgment as he does his work. Despite his successful career in the National Assembly, he will seek a higher position in Korea’s political landscape.

Meanwhile, Shin Min-ah (Tomorrow With You) will play Kang Sun-young, a first-time congresswoman and representative of a political party. She used to be a news program host, but she becomes a politician in the hope that she could break ground in the legislative institution with her fresh ideals.

Aide will premiere in May, following the conclusion of Beautiful World.

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