to fight back from behind bars in #SBS’s #Defendant
There’s certainly no missing the motif in these latest posters for the upcoming SBS drama Defendant, with Ji Sung (Entertainer) behind bars and a stern-looking Eom Ki-joon (Masked Prosecutor) determined to ensure that he stay there.
The premise of the drama is a bit like The Fugitive with a dash Remember–Son’s War mixed in: A righteous prosecutor (Ji Sung) is caught up in a large-scale conspiracy and pegged as the murderer of his wife and daughter. Trouble is, he has no recollection of the murder, having somehow lost four months of his memory, which makes it difficult to assert his innocence.
In the poster below, which shows him sitting in his prison cell in despair, the text reads, “Hope never disappears.” It’s a promising line in the midst of a bleak situation; the hero refuses to give up on himself and vows to find a way out of prison. The drama promises us that he will regroup to make a gratifying counterattack.
Eom Ki-joon plays two roles in the drama: first, a “shocking devil” (the previously released teasers hint that he’s the real killer) who ends up dead, and then his twin brother, who faces off against Ji Sung in a relentless confrontation. I’m pretty excited about this antagonistic setup, because both are fierce actors who do even better when they’re up against strong co-stars, and I can’t wait to get sucked into their black hole of intensity.
Heart Twinkle Twinkle), #SNSD’s #Yuri (Gogh’s
Starry Night), and #EomHyunhyung (Bluebird’s
House) also star, and are included in the five-way poster at bottom. Defendant will be a 16-episode Monday-Tuesday drama on SBS, and premieres next week on January 23.