Song Joong Ki’s upcoming drama “Reborn Rich” is sure to be a wild ride!
JTBC’s “Reborn Rich” is a fantasy drama starring Song Joong Ki as Yoon Hyun Woo, a loyal secretary to a chaebol family. When he dies after being framed for embezzlement by the very family that he had faithfully served, he is reborn as the family’s youngest son Jin Do Joon, and he plots to take over the company out of revenge.
The drama’s star-studded cast includes Song Joong Ki, Lee Sung Min, Shin Hyun Been, Yoon Je Moon, Kim Jung Nan, Jo Han Chul, Seo Jae Hee, Kim Young Jae, Jung Hye Young, Kim Hyun, Kim Shin Rok, Kim Do Hyun, Kim Nam Hee, Park Ji Hyun, Jo Ye Joo, Park Hyuk Kwon, Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany, and more.
With less than 24 hours until the drama’s premiere, here are key points you can’t miss out on in “Reborn Rich”!
The insanely perfectly synergy between Song Joong Ki, Lee Sung Min, and Shin Hyun Been
Just the casting alone of Song Joong Ki, Lee Sung Min, and Shin Hyun Been has garnered tons of buzz for “Reborn Rich.” Song Joong Ki will impressively portray two completely different roles and highlight his magnificent acting spectrum. Lee Sung Min stars as Jin Yang Chul, the president of Sunyang Group and Jin Do Joon’s grandfather. Although he appears calm and classy on the outside, Jin Yang Chul has been in a lifelong war against his own insatiable greed for money. Shin Hyun Been plays Seo Min Young, a prosecutor from the Anti-Corruption Investigation Department who comes from a prestigious legal family. As these three characters juggle their needs for revenge, wealth, and justice, viewers can look forward to seeing their amazing acting and chemistry.
The succession war across generations + Jin Do Joon’s thrilling counterattack
While the drama starts from the fantasy aspect of rebirth, one of the key points that differentiates “Reborn Rich” as a drama is that it stays with the times. As the drama spans time periods from 1987 to present day, there will be fun in watching reinterpretations of modern history by each generation.
On top of this is the intense succession war that unfolds to determine Jin Yang Chul’s successor. Within this storyline is the crazy and unexpected counterattack by Jin Do Joon, who wants to avenge the pain he felt as a forgotten and abandoned secretary. Using his newly attained name and title as well as the future that only he knows, Jin Do Joon will move forward to win the war, reach the top, and deliver a dramatic catharsis to viewers.
The essence of character play as depicted by the star-studded cast
Another important key point is the incredible lineup of stars who will play powerful and problematic members of this chaebol family. Yoon Je Moon plays the driven but doubtful Jin Young Gi, who is the eldest son of the Sunyang Group. His wealthy wife Son Jung Rae is portrayed by Kim Jung Nan. Jo Han Chul plays Sunyang’s second eldest son Jin Dong Gi, and Seo Jae Hee stars as his wife Yoo Ji Na.
Kim Young Jae and Jung Hye Young portray married couple Jin Yoon Gi and Lee Hae In, who are relatives of Jin Do Joon but outsiders of the Sunyang family. Kim Hyun plays Jin Yang Chul’s wife Lee Pil Ok, while Kim Shin Rok takes on the role of his only daughter Jin Hwa Young and Kim Do Hyun plays Jin Hwa Young’s husband Choi Chang Jae.
Kim Nam Hee will transform into Jin Sung Joon, the eldest grandson of Jin Yang Chul and the “crown prince” of the Sunyang Group. He awaits his strategic marriage to Mo Hyun Min, who is played by Park Ji Hyun. Kang Gi Doong will play Jin Do Joon’s older brother Jin Hyung Joon, while Jo Ye Joo plays Jin Yang Chul’s granddaughter Jin Ye Joon. Park Hyun Kwon plays Jin Do Joon’s special partner Oh Se Hyun, while Tiffany appears as analyst Rachel, who always delivers accurate information.
In addition to these key points, the main stars of “Reborn Rich” shared their personal views on the drama’s important aspects!
Song Joong Ki commented, “While there are a lot of projects that deal with the stories of chaebols, the fact that one story unfolds based on past events [in ‘Reborn Rich’] is fun. The subtle tension that arises during a mental fight between the president of a giant corporation and his youngest grandson is the key point. All the mental fights will unfold interestingly as Jin Yang Chul and Jin Do Joon deceive each other and pretend to trust each other.” He added, “Please also focus on why and by whom Yoon Hyun Woo dies.”
Song Joong Ki continued, “This is a project I’ve prepared for a really long time. We filmed while crossing over the past and present and I think it’ll be good if you look forward to the results we passionately prepared. I’m confident that you will watch enjoyably if you follow while trusting Jin Do Joon and Yoon Hyun Woo’s emotions from the first broadcast to the end.”
Lee Sung Min described the drama as “a masterpiece that goes back generations.” He confidently continued, “I think there will be fun in seeing the detailed descriptions of the time periods we’ve experienced. I hope you will experience the banquet of cool characters by amazing actors.”
He explained the long filming and post-production process of the drama and added, “I believe this is a project that has a higher level of perfection than any other drama so far that’s dealt with chaebols. I ask for lots of anticipation, attention, and viewership.”
Shin Hyun Been explained “Reborn Rich” as “a drama that shows you the fantasy that everyone has had at least once, right in front of your eyes.” The actress shared, “As it simultaneously deals with cases and generations from the late 80s to present day, I figure this is a project that viewers of all ages and interests can enjoy and relate to.”
She then commented, “I’m incredibly nervous to finally show viewers the project I’ve created with so many others for such a long time. I sincerely thank you for all the attention and support you’ve sent while waiting for the premiere. Thanks to you, I’m gaining even more strength. I hope you watch [‘Reborn Rich’] enjoyably as the drama that joins you on your precious weekends.”
JTBC’s “Reborn Rich” premieres on November 18 at 10:30 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki!
Watch a teaser below!
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