[HanCinema's News] Ji Jin-hee, Yoon Se-ah, and Kim Hye-eun Cast for "The Road: The Tragedy of One"
By William Schwartz | Published on
Studio Dragon recently announced their new upcoming project for the latter part of the year, "The Road: The Tragedy of One" which has been described as being about the ugly one percenters who live in the Royal Hills. Leading actors have already been confirmed as well. These include Ji Jin-hee as journalist Baek Soo-hyeon, Yoon Se-ah as his wife Seo Eun-soo, the daughter of a corporate chairman, and Kim Hye-eun as the bold news announcer Cha Seo-yeong.
Though comparisons are already being drawn with "The Penthouse" and its sequel, "The Road: The Tragedy of One" appears to have more of a focus on realistic social elements.It will also have far more emphasis on the actual jobs of the characters, an element largely absent from "The Penthouse 2" in its second season. "The Road: The Tragedy of One" will be the third confirmed project for Ji Jin-hee this year, following "Undercover" and "Move to Heaven" both of which have yet to begin airing.
The confirmation of Yoon Se-ah and Kim Hye-eun for the project, following controversy about the possibility that their upcoming drama "Snowdrop" has begged the question of whether the drama is likely to be canceled. Nevertheless, jTBC has continued to defend the controversy as stemming from an incomplete synopsis. And with no announced release window, "The Road: The Tragedy of One" could easily begin filming after that of "Snowdrop" has already been completed. "The Road: The Tragedy of One" will air on tvN.
Written by William Schwartz
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. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.