MBC has revealed more still cuts from the sets of Item to amp up the anticipation for the upcoming drama. The stills, which show Ju Ji-hoon (Kingdom) engaging in a fierce fight with Lee Jung-hyun, drop hints about the nature of the relationship between these two characters, which is not likely to be friendly.
In the drama, Ju Ji-hoon plays Kang Gon, a righteous prosecutor trying to fight evil. The stills released on February 9 show him with a steel pipe very close to his face, as if it narrowly missed hitting him. Another still shows him looking worried while surrounded by steel pipes. Meanwhile, Lee Jung-hyun, who plays Ko Dae-soo, a man with a lot of pent-up rage, looks completely immersed in his character. He is seen grinning menacingly in one still and strangling Kang Gon in another. Why did Ko Dae-soo lose his temper and attack Kang Gon? What caused these two men to get into a fight? The audience will find out as they tune in to watch the story unfold.
Lee Jung-hyun was last seen in Kim Eun-sook’s 2018 hit drama Mr. Sunshine, starring Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-ri, and won a lot of praises for his role as an unpredictable Japanese soldier. Interest in his role in Item is high as audiences have been eagerly looking forward to his next project.
Item is an action-packed drama about objects that have supernatural powers and touches upon the subject of the desires of humans as they attempt to capture these objects for their greed. The production team asked the viewers to look forward to the “shocking and spectacular” action sequences in the drama. It also stars Jin Se-yeon and Kim Kang-woo.
Item will premiere on February 11 and compete against Haechi (starring Jung Il-woo, Go Ara) and Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2 (Park Shin-yang, Go Hyun-jung) in the Monday-Tuesday time slot.