JTBC is finally lifting the veil on its brand new weekend drama, Strong Woman Gang Nam-soon (literal title).
The show follows a three-generation family of women, each endowed with extraordinary strength, as they navigate the criminal underbelly of Gangnam to take down a new breed of drug dealers. Touted as a “comedic crime showdown,” the drama is already generating buzz for extending the universe of its hit predecessor, Strong Girl Bong-soon, six years later.
The series has been making waves even before its release, thanks to its creative team. Writer Baek Mi Kyung, who first introduced the concept of a female superhero to Korean drama, joins forces with Director Kim Jeong Sik of Work Later, Drink Now to deliver what promises to be another sensation. Heightening the anticipation, the show features a unique trio of “invincible” women, played by Lee Yoo Mi, Kim Jung Eun, and Kim Hae Sook, and a supporting cast including Ong Seong Wu, Byeon Woo Seok, and more.
The first teaser trailer amps up expectations by showcasing the formidable strength of the three-generation ladies. Following in the footsteps of Ddobong’s protector Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young), we see Gang Nam Soon (Lee Yoo Mi) announce her arrival with, “I’m here! You’ve been waiting long!” Her appearance is a sight to behold, effortlessly taking down villains while flashing an innocently bright smile.
Not to be overshadowed, the mother and grandmother characters (Kim Jung Eun and Kim Hae Sook) also exude undeniable presence. Each woman possesses her own set of unique skills, and anticipation is high to see how they’ll synergize to pummel the baddies.
In the role of Gang Nam Soon is the Squid Game actress Lee Yoo Mi, who is Do Bong Soon’s sixth cousin and has flown in from Mongolia to find her parents. The character of the justice-fueled Gangnam cash tycoon mom Hwang Geum Ju is passionately performed by Kim Jung Eun. The living legend of Majang-dong, Gang Nam-soon’s grandmother Gil Jung Gan, anchors the drama with Kim Hae Sook taking on the role.
Meanwhile, Strong Woman Gang Nam-soon will premiere on October 7th at 10:30 PM KST.