JTBC announced on March 19 that Shin Min-ah will star in its new political drama called Aide, which centers on politicians “behind the spotlight.”
Taking center stage in the story is a character by the name of Jang Tae-joon who is dubbed a “super advisor,” someone who is potentially working for the President of South Korea, and will be played by veteran actor Lee Jung-jae. Jang is expecting a promotion in his career.
Shin Min-ah will play Kang Sun-young, a first-time lawmaker and political party spokesperson. A brilliant lawyer who has hosted public affairs TV programs in the past, she has worked hard to overcome many challenges and become successful. Kang goes head-to-head with Jang Tae-joon in the drama.
According to the production team of Aide, “The actress’ addition to the cast has made the drama create the best lineup. The actress, who has a warm and loving image, is going to be the girl crush that everyone aspires to be. She is brave and goes after her dreams without hesitation.”
“We will do our best to show you the lives of the real players of Yeouido that we have never known before,” said by the team, referring to South Korea’s National Assembly.
Aide is Shin Min-ah’s first drama in two years. She was last seen on TV playing the heroine in fantasy romance Tomorrow With You (2017). The actress is best known for her roles in My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho (2010) and Arang and the Magistrate (2012).
Meanwhile, Lee Jung-jae will be starring in his first drama in almost 10 years. He last played a major role in a TV series in 2009, through the romantic series Triple. Although the award-winning actor began his acting career on television, notably in the campus series Feelings (1994) and the highly acclaimed drama Sandglass (1995), he is more popularly known as a movie actor who has been very active in the film industry in the last 10 years.
Aide will be directed by Kwak Jung-hwan of Miss Hammurabi and written by Lee Dae-il of Life On Mars. It will air on JTBC as a Friday-Saturday drama this coming May, following the conclusion of Beautiful World.