Kim Hye-soo has been confirmed to return to the small screen with the legal drama Hyena almost four years after starring in the critically acclaimed and high-rated crime thriller Signal (2016).
Hyena centers around lawyers who work for the top 1% of society and use the law as a “weapon of survival.” Kim Hye-soo signed up for the role of Jung Geum-ja, who does not hesitate to cross the boundaries between right and wrong to take down her enemies and succeed.
Meanwhile, Ju Ji-hoon (Item) is also now confirmed as the male lead who will play an elite lawyer named Yoon Hee-jae. It was first revealed in May that the actor and actress Song Hye-kyo (Encounter) had been offered lead roles in the drama.
Kim Hye-soo was last seen playing a lead role on television in Signal. Her performance in the series earned her the Best Actress accolade at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards, in which the series also won Best Drama and Best Screenplay. The actress’ most recent drama appearance was in Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim (2016).
Hyena is written by a rookie screenwriter named Kim Roo-ri and will be directed by PD Jang Tae-yoo of the hit fantasy romantic comedy My Love From The Star (2013-2014) and the award-winning sageuk Tree With Deep Roots (2011). It will be broadcast on SBS as a Friday-Saturday drama in the first half of 2020.
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