New JTBC's drama series 'Thirty-Nine' set to premier Wednesday
JTBC's drama series “Thirty-Nine” is set to premier Wednesday night.
Starring actors Son Ye-jin, Jeon Mi-do and Kim Ji-hyun as leads,“Thirty-Nine” is about friendship, love and the lives of three friends who are all turning 40.
Son plays Cha Mi-jo, a doctor at a skin clinic; Jeon plays Jung Chan-young, an acting coach; and Kim plays Jang Joo-hee, a cosmetics brand manager at a department store.
The creative team behind the series is writer Yoo Young-ah and director Kim Sang-ho. The two have worked together before on the hit novel-turned-film “Kim Ji-young: Born in 1982” (2019).
“Thirty-Nine” will air on JTBC every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 p.m.
Son emerged as the “icon of first love” thanks to the romance films "Lover's Concerto" (2002) and "The Classic" (2003). Afterward she received recognition for more diverse leading roles like in thriller film "The Truth Beneath” (2015) and the historical drama film "The Last Princess" (2016). On TV, she has remained as queen of melodramas and rom-coms, starring in JTBC’s "Something in the Rain" (2018) and "Crash Landing on You." She recently tied the knot with actor Hyun Bin,
Jeon debuted in 2006 as a musical theater actor. In 2018 she also forayed into a career on television, landing a minor role in drama series “Mother” (2018). She rose to wider popularity after starring as Dr. Chae Song-hwa in tvN’s drama series “Hospital Playlist” (2020). For her performance in the drama, Jeon was nominated for Best New Actress in the television category of the 56th Baeksang Arts Award.
Kim also debuted as an actor in live theater. She subsequently made her film debut in 2006 with “Solace.” Kim still acts in musical theater and is set to play the lead in the upcoming musical “Let Me Fly” in March.
BY LEE JIAN [firstname.lastname@example.org]