Eyes here, everyone! SBS has released two official poster of their upcoming legal romantic-comedy drama ‘Suspicious Partner’. It stars Ji Chang-wook (The K2) and Nam Ji-hyun (Shopaholic King Louis). Along with them are Choi Tae-joon (Missing 9) and Kwon Na-ra of Korean Pop group, Hello Venus.
In the poster above, we see each of their facial expressions that may show us a hint of the characteristics of their roles. Ji Chang-wook shows a small smile while Nam Ji-hyun has an adorable one. Choi Tae-joon sports a quirky look while Kwon Na-ra gives us the sultry feels.
The series is written by Kwon Ki-young and directed by Park Sun-ho. ‘Suspicious Partner’ takes place in the world of prosecutors and lawyers. It seems like an ordinary legal drama but here’s the catch: an amnesiac murderer is on the lose and he, whoever he is, plots to kill the lead couple. Noh Ji-wook, played by Ji Chang-wook, is a jack-of-all-trades and a good son who, despite his traumatic childhood, became a prosecutor to fulfill his father’s dream. He then meets Eun Bong-hee, played by Nam Ji-hyun, who is a prosecutor trainee and also a junior Taekwondo athlete. Together, they will solve the intriguing case of the amnesiac murderer. In addition to the main cast, Choi Tae-joon plays the role a of a lawyer who has terrible past, while Kwon Na-ra’s role is a prosecutor and the ex-girlfriend of Noh Ji-wook.
There was a difficulty in the casting for this drama, particularly on the female lead. The role of Nam Ji-Hyun was previously offered to Lee Sung-kyung (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo) and Han Ji-min (The Age of Shadows) but both declined. The role was then offered to Ji Chang-wook’s real-life close friend, Nam Ji-hyun.
Nevertheless, the production team has really pulled off in promoting the drama through their election campaign-themed teasers that really piqued the interest of the viewers.
The cast had their script reading last April 4, 2017 at the SBS Ilsan Production Center in Tanhyeon-dong, South Korea.