JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong will be making his return to the small screen as a genius analyst.
C-JeS Entertainment, singer and actor Kim Jae Joong’s agency, announced on November 26, “Kim Jae Joong has confirmed his appearance on KBS2’s Spy. Kim Jae Joong will be acting as a genius analyst, showing his new charms in acting once again.”
Spy is based on the Israeli drama titled MICE*, depicting the story of a mother who is a former spy and her son who is a national intelligence service agent. It will be a new type of drama combining the genre of family and intelligent thriller, targeting those in their 20s to 40s.
(JYJ3 Note: MICE = Money, Ideology, Coercion & Ego ; based off the Israeli drama/thriller series “The Gordin Cell” [see Wikipedia for more info])
In the drama, Kim Jae Joong will be taking the role of the genius man named Sun Woo, who analyzes information on North Korea as he works for the national intelligent service, showing his extraordinary skills with quick judgments and level-headedness.
He will be showing a tight mother-son relationship with his mother, acted by Bae Jong Ok, and a sharp competition with Yoo Oh Sung, who will act as the North Korean spy.
Spy is aiming to air in January next year.
[NEWS] JYJ Kim Jae Joong Confirmed for KBS Drama “Spy,” to Play Genius Analyst
JYJ‘s Kim Jae Joong has been confirmed as the lead actor of an upcoming KBS drama called “Spy.”
Kim Jae Joong’s agency CJeS Entertainment announced on November 26, “Kim Jae Joong has been confirmed as the lead in the new KBS Friday drama ‘Spy.’ He will be portraying a genius analyst for the project.”
“Spy” is based on an Israeli drama called “The Gordin Cell.” It will be a drama about an ex-spy mother and her son who works for the National Intelligence Service. It will be a new hybrid drama, mixing the usual family drama genre with spy thriller elements.
In the drama, Kim Jae Joong will portray Seonwoo, a genius analyst working for the NIS. Actress Bae Jong Ok will play his mother, an ex-spy from North Korea.
“Spy” is scheduled for a January premiere on KBS.
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+++ ADDITIONAL INFO +++
- Yoo Ohsung plays a North Korean spy, who will be in confrontation with the main character Seonwoo. Bae Jong-ok plays Seonwoo’s mother (Source: My Daily)
- Bae Jong-Ok plays Hyerim – a perfect mom inside and out. She pays a lot of attention to her children’s education. She’s also a perfect housewife who supports her husband very well. But in fact, she’s former North Korean informant.
– Out of the blue, she’s assigned the mission of recruiting her son, who works for National Intelligence Service (NIS), into espionage activity. In order to protect her son, she can do anything, even gamble her life. (Source: IS Plus)
- The original drama is Israeli series MICE (Money, Ideology, Coercion & Ego)
In the drama, Kim Jaejoong plays a genius analyst on North Korea information, who works for NIS and has genius brain. He has extraordinary analytical skills and could make quick and cool-headed decisions. (Source: OSEN)
Translations by: @The_Little_Pear
Original Israeli Drama “The Gordin Cell”
What is MICE? (Trailer with EngSub)
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[REVIEW] Espionage drama series, ‘MICE’
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“The award winning Israeli espionage drama series MICE…”
“MICE, (entitled Gordin Cell for its Israeli audiences), is a spy drama and suspense thriller in one..”
“MICE, (which stands for Money, Ideology, Coercion and Ego)”
“MICE is a fast passed, subtly witty, dark and engaging drama”
“The characters are very quickly drawn and equally likeable and feared”
“It begins with a sub plot of the classic old cop young cop duo, who is investigating a brutal murder; their relationship brings some light relief to the intense drama about to unfold for the family at the centre of MICE
The Gordin family are former Russian spies who moved to Israel to start a new life. All seems well, until they are traced by their former handler and under orders from the Resident, a sinister head of the Russian spy unit, to give up their son Eyal or become spies again themselves.
This opens up the space for an inner conflict in decorated war hero Eyal. Should he choose the country he loves and fights for or his family who have lied to him and betrayed him his whole life?
It is clear from the opening sequence that MICE has all the elements of a nail biting TV series.”