Soo Ae, Kim Kang-woo to headline upcoming JTBC psychological thriller

JTBC has announced the leads for its upcoming drama Sabotage City—Kim Kang-woo and Soo Ae! The drama will air in the second half of the year.

Sabotage City is a mystery-psychological thriller set in the art world, specifically the art museum belonging to Sungjin Group—a conglomerate that dominates the political, financial, and business circles in South Korea. It tells the story of things that disappear from the world when humans are too greedy to rise to the top.

Kim Kang-woo has been roped in to play Jung Joon-hyuk, the illegitimate son of the chairman of Sungjin Group. He is a popular anchor with his own fan club, but he hides a massive inferiority complex due to being labeled “the illegitimate son” all his life. He mocks ambitious people as well as those with no ambition at all but secretly wants the reins of Sungjin Group. Kim Kang-woo was last seen in 2019’s noir thriller 9.9 Billion Woman.

Meanwhile, Soo Ae is set to play Yoon Jae-hee, who is politically married to Jung Joon-hyuk. She also heads the Sungjin Cultural Foundation and manages the operations of their art museum. She grew up believing that love didn’t thrive in poverty and happiness needed a stable income, so she threw away her longtime lover in order to enter a marriage of convenience with Jung Joon-hyuk. In order to make her husband president, she goes against the Sungjin group. This drama will mark Soo Ae’s return to the small screen after a five-year hiatus. She was last seen in the romantic comedy Sweet Stranger and Me (2016).

Jeon Chang-geun, who directed last year’s fantasy drama Mystic Pop-up Bar, will helm the project while Son Se-dong will pen the script. JTBC Studios and History D&C are set to produce the drama.

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