Actors Lee Kwang-soo and Jung Yu-mi have been confirmed on August 21 to play the leading roles in the upcoming tvN drama Live, which is penned by Dear My Friends writer Noh Hee-kyung. They will be playing as police officers in a human drama that will depict the everyday lives of cops working as civil servants. A source from the production team said that the upcoming series will tell the stories hidden behind the uniforms of three police officers, describing it as “a work with satire and humor, which will bring out the sympathy of the people who live in this era.”
Lee Kwang-soo (Entourage) will play the role of Yeom Sang-soo, an ordinary cop determined to survive in the mainstream society as a civil servant. His life as a cop is not easy though as he often gets into trouble with cases assigned to him and runs into conflict with his superiors. Jung Yu-mi (Discovery of Love), meanwhile, will be playing his fellow police officer named Han Jung-oh. They usually work together in solving cases.
Bae Sung-woo (Dating Agency: Cyrano) has been confirmed as well to play a major character. He will take on the role of Oh Yang-chon, a lieutenant belonging to the older generation of police officers in the station where Yeom Sang-soo and Han Jung-oh are working. As a competent cop, he got promoted quickly to his present post but gets demoted one day due to an incident and continues to live facing the harsh realities of life.
Slated to air in the first half of 2018, Live is the fifth drama collaboration between writer Noh Hee-kyung and PD Kim Kyu-tae, following It’s Okay That’s Love, That Winter The Wind Blows, Padam Padam, and The World They Live In. Writer Noh is also reuniting with Lee Kwang-soo for the third time after he played supporting roles in two of her dramas, It’s Okay That’s Love and Dear My Friends, for which she won Best Screenplay at Baeksang Arts Awards this year.