"Chief of Staff" is still a month away from starting, but the drama has already been confirmed for a second season "Chief of Staff - Season 2". Sources close to the drama's production have confirmed that both seasons are being produced simultaneously in ten episode parts. This underscores tremendous confidence in the drama's likely performance.
The confidence is well-placed. "Chief of Staff" is lead actor Lee Jung-jae's first acting project in a drama in ten years. Lee Jung-jae has had a very successful career in film during this time. "Chief of Staff" had to have offered a very ambitious pitch in order to lure him away from potential film offers.
Certainly the scale of the project has matched that expectation. "Chief of Staff" aims to tell the story of a long-term political power struggle. Director Kwak Jeong-hwan has said that he worried over how to convincingly go over the transformation of the title character from an aide to a political power player in his own right. Director Kwak Jeong-hwan has said that the two season plan was a way of resolving the complexity required by the story.
Director Kwak Jeong-hwan also cited the importance of maintaining the character's freshness as critical to making the story work. He noted that, compared to a single sixteen episode season, two ten episode seasons would allow for more variety in pacing and story breaks.
Director Kwak Jeong-hwan has also had strong words of praise for Lee Jung-jae as an actor. He stated that not just Lee Jung-jae's acting, but every facet of his persona is excellent. Lee Jung-jae's passion was also cited as a strong point. The first season of "Chief of Staff" will begin on June 14th.
Written by William Schwartz
"Chief of Staff" is directed by Kwak Jeong-hwan, written by Lee Dae-il, and features Lee Jung-jae, Shin Min-ah, Lee Elijah, Kim Dong-jun, Jung Jin-young, Kim Kap-soo. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/06/14~Upcoming, Fri, Sat 23:00 on .
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com.
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