“Awaken” is a new crime drama that will trace the connections between mysterious events in the present day and the secrets of an enigmatic incident that occurred in a village 28 years ago.
Namgoong will appear in the drama as Do Jung Woo, the eccentric but brilliant team leader of a special task force at the National Police Agency AOA‘S Seolhyun will play passionate policeman Gong Hye Won. Lee Chung Ah will also star in the drama as FBI agent Jamie, who was adopted as a young child and returns to Korea to solve the serial killer case tied to her lost memories of her childhood 28 years ago.
Before the drama premiered on November 30th, producers announced that Yang Dong Geun would make a special appearance in the first episode. The actor will play the role of a “regular” cell that is often found in the police station in prison. According to the producers, Yang Dong Geun readily agreed to the cameo because of his longstanding relationship with Awaken director Kim Jung Hyun.
In the newly released stills from the first episode, Yang Dong Geun appears to be giving a passionate speech from inside a cell as he prepares to spend the night with him Namgoong minCharacter at the police station.
“Awaken” producers commented, “We are sincerely grateful to Yang Dong Geun that he is willing to appear in the drama despite his busy schedule.”
“Although it was a cameo,” they continued, “Yang Dong Geun showed a passionate acting performance. When the curtain rises on the case of the forewarning murderer, he has refreshingly given up his role as a funny comic relief in the midst of a gripping story Thanks to his admirable loyalty and delightful acting, the first episode of “Awaken” will shine even brighter. Please look forward to it. “
“Awaken” premieres on November 30th at 9pm KST and will be available on Viki.
In the meantime, check out a teaser for the drama with English subtitles below!
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