SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Actor Namkoong Min, who portrayed a righteous accountant fighting corruption in “Good Manager,” is returning to television next week as a slimeball tabloid reporter in SBS TV’s “Distorted.”
“I wanted to take a break after ‘Good Manager.’ I thought I exhausted myself by portraying non-stop characters (in multiple works), but after reading the script thought I had to do this,” Namkoong said Thursday during a press conference at SBS TV’s headquarters in western Seoul.
Though the story is fictional, showrunners said the show is inspired by the hard-nosed news reporting of the “Choi Soon-sil scandal” from last year that sparked months of civic protest and led to the ousting of former President Park Geun-hye. But that doesn’t mean “Distorted” is necessarily serious in tone.
The show’s supporting cast includes actor Yu Jung-sang and actress Jeon Hye-bin, who plays a shrewd investigative reporter and a hard-as-nails photo journalist, respectively. “Distorted” premiers Monday on SBS TV.