“Pandora: Beneath the Paradise” has dropped photos of its main cast at their first script reading!
tvN’s “Pandora: Beneath the Paradise” follows the revenge story of a woman tracking down the truth behind her past after losing her memory and coming to realize that her perfect life was orchestrated as part of someone’s grand plan. The drama is created by Kim Soon Ok, the writer of the hit “The Penthouse” series, and helmed by director Choi Young Hoon, who recently worked with Lee Sang Yoon on the hit SBS drama “One the Woman.”
Ahead of the drama’s premiere, tvN has unveiled new photos from the cast’s first script reading, featuring Lee Ji Ah, Lee Sang Yoon, Jang Hee Jin, Park Ki Woong, and Bong Tae Gyu. Combined with the thrill of Kim Soon Ok’s signature quick-paced and unpredictable stories, the cast created an exciting atmosphere by bringing their characters to life.
Lee Ji Ah will transform into Hong Tae Ra, who plots revenge after uncovering a shocking past memory. After an accident causes Hong Tae Ra to lose her memory, she slowly regains her knowledge only to discover a blemish in her seemingly perfect life. As everything she’s ever known is thrown upside down, Hong Tae Ra makes it her mission to protect her family and get revenge. Lee Ji Ah was able to raise anticipation for her role with her strategic and immersive portrayal of Hong Tae Ra, who has come to face a scary truth.
Lee Sang Yoon plays Hong Tae Ra’s husband Pyo Jae Hyun, the chairman of IT company Hatch who is also a strong candidate for the next presidential election. Pyo Jae Hyun is a born-leader and winner with strong determination and insight. When Hong Tae Ra begins to recover her memory while Pyo Jae Hyun is on his journey to even greater success, their marriage starts experiencing various hurdles.
Jang Hee Jin portrays Go Hae Soo, Hong Tae Ra’s friend, the best news anchor at YBC, and the wife of Jang Do Jin, the second son of the Geumjo Group. As she lives with an unhealed wound from the past, Go Hae Soo is endlessly determined to uncover the truth behind “that day,” which ultimately gets her caught in a vortex of fate.
Her husband Jang Do Jin is portrayed by Park Ki Woong, who impressed at the script reading with his charm and competitive spirit. The privileged Geumjo Group son works as a management representative at Hatch and boasts a special relationship with his co-workers Pyo Jae Hyun and Goo Sung Chan.
Bong Tae Gyu takes on the role of the nerdy hacker Goo Sung Chan who works as Hatch’s research director. As one-third of the company’s most important trio, Goo Sung Chan passionately dedicates his life to researching smart patches, which are Hatch’s core technology.
Additional characters include Hong Yoo Ra (Han Soo Yeon), Hong Tae Ra’s only family; Geumjo Group’s president Jang Geum Mo (Ahn Nae Sang) who has the spirit of a tiger and the wisdom of a snake; Jang Geum Mo’s wife Min Young Hwi (Kyun Mi Ri); Kim Seon Duk (Shim So Young), the director at Hanul Mental Hospital and the godmother of psychiatry; Kim Seon Duk’s right-hand-man Jo Gyu Tae (Gong Jung Hwan), Hanul Mental Hospital’s department head; and Cha Pil Seung (Kwon Hyun Bin), who is Hong Tae Ra’s bodyguard.
The drama’s producers shared, “This revenge drama of a woman’s investigation into the past, that unfolds in a place where luxurious lies and cruel truths are combined, will deliver thrilling catharsis. You can look forward to a Kim Soon Ok revenge drama that goes beyond your imagination. Please also look forward to seeing what kind of sensation the synergy between our hitmaker producers and trustworthy actors will induce.”
“Pandora: Beneath the Paradise” will premiere sometime in the first half of 2023.