From Um Ki Joon, Hwang Jung Eum, to Lee Joon and Lee Yoo Bi 


Writer Kim Soon Ok’s new drama “Escape of the Seven” has unveiled the complete lineup of its cast. 

“Escape of the Seven”, one of the most anticipated K-dramas of 2023, has confirmed the casting of actors Uhm Ki Joon, Hwang Jung Eum, Lee Joon, and Lee Yoo Bi, as well as Shin Eun Kyung, Yoon Jong Hoon, Jo Yoon Hee, Jo Jae Yoon, and Lee Deok Hwa.


“Escape of the Seven” tells the story of seven people involved in the disappearance of a girl. Many lies and desires are intertwined in their story. The pursuit of the truth, the chastisement of blood like a divine punishment, will unfold dynamically. Writer Kim Soon Ok, who is known for the review that says “Kim Soon Ok is a genre”, is believed to have written another legendary script with a more intense and unconventional story. Above all, attention is focused on what kind of sensation writer Kim Soon Ok and director Joo Dong Min, the “hitmakers” who succeeded together with “The Last Empress” and “Penthouse”, will bring this time. 

An interesting combination of trustworthy actors to complete “Kim Soon Ok universe” is also heating up expectations. 

Uhm Ki Joon takes on the role of Matthew Lee, the CEO of Korea’s largest mobile platform company. Matthew Lee is a mysterious man shrouded in veil to the extent that few people know the truth about him. It makes people wonder what secrets he keeps when he appears outside the world entangled in a bizarre incident. Following the “Penthouse” series, Um Ki Joon, who is collaborating with writer Kim Soon Ok and director Joo Dong Min again, stimulates the anticipation of what new sides he will show.

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Hwang Jung Eum will present a new acting transformation that she has never shown before in “Escape of the Seven”. Her character Geum Ra Hee is the CEO of a competent and reckless drama production company. Seeing money and success as the greatest value in her life, she is a self-righteous woman who will do anything for it. After 15 years, she finds her daughter, whom she abandoned, in order to inherit a huge inheritance. However, this choice becomes a boomerang and shakes her life. How Hwang Jung Eum will portray the incarnation of desire, Geum Ra Hee, is worth looking forward to. 

Hwang Jung Eum

Lee Joon returns as Min Do Hyuk in “Escape of the Seven”. His character is a dangerous gangster, someone who was born without dreams or hopes. He is a man who dies and lives by loyalty, but his life is an unexpected series of betrayals. Expectations are high for Lee Joon, who promises to double the charm of Min Do Hyuk, a rough and cold man on the outside but warm on the inside.  

Lee Yoo Bi plays Han Mo Ne, a school star and aspiring idol. With her dazzling beauty, wealthy family, and outstanding talent, Han Mo Ne is a “wannabe” among her friends. She seems to have everything but her fatal weakness is lies. Her life of living a false life begins to twist out of control at some point. Lee Yoo Bi will three-dimensionally unravel the complex and multifaceted figure of Han Mo Ne, who hides deep darkness and desire in her lovely smile.

Lee Yoo Bi

Shin Eun Kyung takes on the role of Cha Joo Ran, an obstetrician-gynecologist. She lives with Chairman Bang (Lee Deok Hwa), a wealthy man of her father’s age. Cha Joo Ran truly loves the money she has, does her best at every moment, but when her relationship with Chairman Bang goes wrong, she doesn’t know where to go. When Geum Ra Hee (Hwang Jung Eum), who is engaged in a war over her property, appears with the only granddaughter of Chairman Bang, a rift breaks out. 

Yoon Jong Hoon plays Yang Jin Mo, the CEO of Cherry Entertainment, an entertainment agency. He is usually gentle, but once his anger explodes, no one can stop him. He also has endless greed. For Yang Jin Mo, yesterday’s enemy can become a comrade if it brings him benefits. 

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Jo Yoon Hee, who is returning to the drama scene after about three years, plays Go Myung Ji, an art teacher. She lies to protect what she treasures, and the more secrets she has to keep, the more she moves relentlessly. Go Myung Ji is a character who turns the tide of the drama by spreading strange rumors around her school to keep her secrets from being discovered.  

Jo Jae Yoon plays Nam Cheol Woo, a detective at the Deokseon Police Station on the outskirts of the city. As someone who rarely has any luck, he is set to be promoted for the first time in 5 years. 

Lee Deok Hwa takes on the role of Bang Chil Seong, a reputed and rich building owner. Also known as Chairman Bang, he lives openly with Cha Joo Ran (Shin Eun Kyung), the borrower of his tenant, instead of his family.  One day, a granddaughter suddenly appears in front of him and he falls into a complicated state of mind.

A Business Proposal

The production crew of “Escape of the Seven” said, “The intense story of seven people who are entangled in desire and secrets, who are trying to get out of a desperate crisis, will unfold dynamically. The synergy of writer Kim Soon Ok, director Joo Dong Min, and talented actors will create another sensation.” The drama is scheduled to air in 2023.

Source: Nate


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