“Chief Inspector: The Beginning”: A Promising New Korean Drama Featuring Lee Je Hoon and More

MBC has announced the cast lineup for the highly-anticipated Korean drama, “Chief Inspector: The Beginning,” featuring acclaimed actors Lee Je Hoon, Lee Dong Hwi, Choi Woo Sung, and Yoon Hyun Soo.

MBC Unveils the Exciting Cast Lineup for “Chief Inspector: The Beginning”

On August 17, MBC officially announced the main cast lineup for “Chief Inspector: The Beginning,” featuring talented actors Lee Je Hoon, Lee Dong Hwi, Choi Woo Sung, and Yoon Hyun Soo. This exciting announcement has created a buzz among fans eagerly awaiting the drama’s release.

“Chief Inspector: The Beginning” is a prequel to the popular drama series “Chief Inspector,” which enjoyed immense success from 1971 to 1989. The original series left a lasting impression on viewers in South Korea. It spanned an incredible 880 episodes and achieved a peak viewership rating of over 70%.

The new Korean drama “Chief Inspector: The Beginning” will transport viewers to the captivating era of the 1950s and 60s. With a focus on traditional investigative methods and determined protagonists, the show offers a unique cinematic experience. It delivers thrilling catharsis for the younger generation and invokes nostalgia for fans of “Detective Park.”



Korean drama “Chief Inspector: The Beginning” follows the thrilling journey of Park Young Han. With his charismatic presence, Park has become renowned for his expertise in apprehending petty criminals during a tumultuous era. But when corruption runs rampant, he takes charge and assembles a formidable team of three talented colleagues. Together, they are determined to dismantle the corrupt powers and become the face of justice for the people.


“Chief Inspector: The Beginning” Main Cast Members and Roles

Let’s take a closer look at the main cast members of “Chief Inspector: The Beginning” and their roles.

Korean drama “Chief Inspector: The Beginning” main cast lineup: Lee Je Hoon, Lee Dong Hwi, Choi Woo Sung, and Yoon Hyun Soo. | MBC and MDL
Korean drama “Chief Inspector: The Beginning” main cast lineup: Lee Je Hoon, Lee Dong Hwi, Choi Woo Sung, and Yoon Hyun Soo. | MBC and MDL

Lee Je Hoon as Chief Inspector Park Young Han

Lee Je Hoon takes on the role of Chief Inspector Park Young Han. He portrays a younger version of the titular character initially played by Choi Bool Am in the original series.

Lee Dong Hwi as Detective Kim Sang Soon

Actor Lee Dong Hwi breathes life into Detective Kim Sang Soon, the eccentric “crazy dog” of Jongnam Police Station. Despite being born into poverty, Kim relies on his determination and bravery to confront societal corruption. Additionally, a fateful encounter with the relentless detective Park Young Han puts his resolve to the ultimate test.

Choi Woo Sung as Jo Kyung Hwan

Choi Woo Sung portrays Jo Kyung Hwan, a spirited young man with exceptional strength. Jo Kyung Hwan aspires to be like Park Young Han, making positive contributions to their country.

Yoon Hyun Soo as Seo Ho Jung

Yoon Hyun Soo brings Seo Ho Jung to life. Seo Ho Jung is a man with an elite background who becomes the “strategist” of the Jongnam Police Station. However, due to excessive confidence, he sometimes makes irreparable mistakes. He gets entangled with Park Young Han while facing the biggest ordeal in his life.

Production and Release

This legendary series boasts a talented production team to ensure its success. Director Kim Seong-hoon, known for his sensuous directing in films like “Confidential Assignment” and “Rampant,” takes the helm. Kim Young Shin, known for MBC dramas like “Kkondae Intern” and “The Veil,” is the talented writer in charge.

Renowned writer Park Jae Beom, known for dramas like “Chief Kim,” “The Fiery Priest,” and “Vincenzo,” contributes to the creative process. And with Barunson Studio Co., Ltd. handling production, viewers can expect a complete and compelling experience.

MBC’s “Chief Inspector: The Beginning” has started production for its upcoming 2024 premiere.

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