KBS confirmed on September 19 that its new legal drama Don’t Trust Her will take over the Monday-Tuesday slot currently occupied by Lingerie Girls’ Generation beginning October 9. In addition, the public broadcaster released the still images of the series’ first script reading event which took place on September 5, 2017 at the KBS Building in Yeuido, Seoul. Lead actors Jung Ryeo-won (Bubblegam) and Yoon Hyun-min (Tunnel) attended the event along with major supporting cast Jun Kwang-ryul, Kim Min-seo, Kim Yeo-jin and Kim Jae-hwa.
Don’t Trust Her, which is previously known as Witch’s Court, centers around an ace prosecutor, played by Jung Ryeo-won, who has led several investigations in different Seoul departments and one day gets assigned to a special team that deals only with sexual crimes against women and children. Although a fierce prosecutor determined to win her cases, she is described as someone who sometimes uses drastic methods — such as tampering with evidence and forcing witnesses to commit perjury — just to prosecute the suspects. In contrast, Yoon Hyun-min is playing a rookie, principled prosecutor who questions her problematic and illegal ways in dealing with cases. He is a pediatric psychiatrist who ended up studying law and joining the prosecutor’s office.
Actress Jung Ryeo-won will be starring in her first drama since 2015. She previously played a careless radio producer in Bubblegam and an ambitious thoracic surgeon in Medical Top Team (2013). Meanwhile, Yoon Hyun-min is playing his first ever leading role in a television drama following his appearance in the successful crime thriller Tunnel earlier this year and in the 2016 medical drama Beautiful Mind.
The upcoming series is written by Jung Do-yoon of The Time We Were Not In Love and directed by PD Kim Young-kyoon of Mary Stayed Out All Night. The director said at the start of the script reading that although Don’t Trust Her deals with a sensitive topic, the production team will try to make it delicately and add some lighter moments in the story.