SBS’s new drama Penthouse, which drew attention as the comeback project of “Makjang Queen” Kim Soon Ok, confirmed its cast.
Penthouse features a real estate and education war at the Gangnam District. It tells the story of women who became monsters to protect their children. Writer Kim Soon Ok, well-known for her makjang stories, will join hands with director Joo Dong Min once again following The Last Empress.
(Makjang drama means drama that includes extreme, unrealistic, abnormal or ridiculous situations and usually uses topics like birth secrets, potential incest, adultery, revenge, terminal illnesses, rape, murder, and suicide)
Lee Ji Ah will be playing “Penhouse Queen” Shim Soo Ryeon, a graceful, elegant, dignified woman who has never once been poor in her life. Kim So Yeon will take on the role of Cheon Seo Jin, a wealthy woman with warped ambition who is the epitome of showy and arrogant. Eugene will appear as Oh Yoon Hee, who does everything in her power to enter the high society so that her child can have a better chance.
Uhm Ki Joon plays Joo Dan Tae, a genius of real estate and Shim Soo Ryeon’s husband, while Shin Eun Kyung plays Kang Ma Ri, a woman who leads a secretive double life. Bong Tae Gyu will become Lee Kyu Jin, the only son of a wealthy family, a lawyer at a law firm, and the “ultimate” mama’s boy.
Yoon Jong Hoon plays doctor Ha Yoon Cheol, the husband of Cheon Seo Jin and an ambitious man who believes that a man must hold wealth and power. Park Eun Seok takes on the role of Gu Ho Dong, a physical education teacher at the high school, while Yoon Joo Hee is Go Sang Ah, a former announcer and the wife of Lee Kyu Jin.
The production team stressed that the story is “more addictive than ever before.” Then they added, “We will transform the small screen into a hot topic for Korean society. Please look forward to the birth of an all-time drama,” raising expectations.
Meanwhile, Penthouse will premiere later this year as a follow-up of Do You Like Brahms?.