Actors Ji Jin Hee and Kim Nam Joo have been confirmed to star as a married couple in the upcoming JTBC drama Misty (working title).
The passionate, mystery melodrama is set to air next January, and will be about a famous news anchor, who is a suspect in a murder, and her lawyer and husband as the love they believed in is exposed.
Ji Jin Hee, who has been nicknamed Master of Melodramas, will be playing Go Hye Rans husband Kang Tae Wook, a lawyer with strong convictions who has maintained his marriage. He falls in love with his wife all over again as he is put in charge of her case.
Kim Nam Joo previously appeared in the drama My Husband Got A Family and is making a comeback to the small screen after six years. She will be taking on the role of Go Hye Ran, a skilled news anchor who has won the Media Award Of The Year five years in a row and works tirelessly to make sure her spot as the main news anchor doesnt get taken away from her by younger rising juniors. However, she is summoned to the police station one day as the prime suspect in a homicide.
In regards to the drama, Kim Nam Joo commented, Ive always wanted to greet people with a good project. As soon as I read the script for Misty, I felt something pull at me as if it were destiny. If its a project like this, I think Ill be able to spill forth all the passion left in my forties into the project.
When asked why he chose the drama, Ji Jin Hee explained, The characters relationships entangling was interesting and the more I read the script, I became more immersed into Kang Tae Wooks life. On the two actors chemistry, he commented, I appeared in Kim Nam Joos drama back in 2012. It was a short cameo but I remember it was fun working with her. I think Ill be able to show [Tae Wooks] love, hate, and resentment for Hye Ran; a complex sort of love.
The production crew also stated, With just the two actors names, it feels like weve got an army on our side. Kim Nam Joo, who has previously done many warm and righteous roles, will take on a career woman who chases her desires. This will also be her first comeback to the small screen in a while, so you can look forward to her transformation as well as her chemistry with the Master of Melodrama, Ji Jin Hee.
Misty will be the first collaboration between JTBC and director Mo Wan Il, who previously directed Drama Special – Sirius and Beautiful Mind. Scriptwriter Kang Eun Kyung will also take part in the creation of the drama. The drama is planned to be partially pre-produced, with filming beginning next month, in order to increase the quality of the drama.