'The Devil Judge': Air time, how to watch and trailer of tvN dystopian K-drama
The 'Devil Judge' is a dystopic take on courtroom dramas as Judge Kang Yo-han takes justice and turns it into a reality show
One of the most anticipated K-Dramas of the month, 'The Devil Judge', a supposed courtroom drama, is the newest take on the dystopic genre that has been rising since the success of shows like 'Sweet Home' and 'Kingdom'. Boasting of a star-studded cast that has Jisung of 'Kill Me, Heal Me' fame to 'It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’s' Park Gyu-young and K-Pop idol Jinyoung of GOT7, the drama has garnered a wide range of interest.
In fact, 'The Devil Judge' will be replacing the K-Drama 'Mine' that starred none other than Ji-sung’s wife Lee Bo-young as the main lead. While most current dramas are based on webtoons, 'The Devil Judge' is breaking norms by having it being adapted into a webtoon. The webtoon will be released at the same time as the drama for fans of both mediums to enjoy the storyline.
Air date and time
The Devil Judge will start airing July 3 onwards, every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM KST.
Where to watch
The 16-episode drama will air on the South Korean channel tvN and can also be seen on the online streaming platform, Viki.
The drama is set in dystopian Korea where the world is in chaos as people live in a Purge-like situation, relegating to crime and looting. With no law & order in sight, Judge Kang Yo-han steps in with a vision of ruling and bring justice back to society. However, his ruthless method of turning court trials for criminals into a reality show gives him the moniker Devil Judge. While he seems like an outright evil figure, his mysterious actions showcase that there is something more than what meets the eye.
As the one in control, unsurprisingly, he gains many enemies like Jung Sun-ah. Having fought tooth and nail to become the director of a corporate social responsibility foundation, Sun-ah’s aim is to take down the Devil Judge. Along with that, two best friends, Kim Ga-on, an amateur judge that works for Yo-han and Yoon Soo-hyun, a police detective, try to untangle the web that those in power have laid for them.
Jisung, an award-winning actor with shows and films like 'Doctor John' and 'Confession' under his belt will be playing the supposed antagonist, Kang Yo-han, the merciless Devil Judge.
A notable child actress with more than 30 acting credits, Kim Min-jung will be playing Jung Sun-ah, the influential director and rival to Judge Yo-han.
As the 10th K-drama project, GOT7’s Park Jinyoung proves his mettle with the role of Kim Ga-on, a rookie judge that works for Judge Yo-han.
Known for her latest fierce role in 'Sweet Home', Park Gyu-young has been cast as Yoon Soo-hyun. She is Ga-on’s best friend and a detective that wants to bring down Judge Yo-han
Watch the trailer below.
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