A planned confession. Fabricated truth.
The silence of that day is over!
Premieres 24 March 2019,
Every Sunday & Monday, 9.15pm (SGT)
Within 24 hours of Korea
Encore every Saturday
(2 episodes back-to-back), 10.30pm (SGT)
Confession is a 16-episode legal crime drama starring Lee Jun-ho (Rain or Shine, Chief Kim), Yoo Jae-myung (Hundred Million Stars from the Sky, Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon) & Shin Hyun-bin (Mistress, Rain or Shine). This is a legal thriller about a lawyer who pursues the dirty truth, hidden and protected behind the laws prohibiting double jeopardy (which states that a person cannot face prosecution twice for the same offense).
A corpse has been found at a construction site, and everyone thought it was just a typical murder case. However, the suspect was found innocent at the court, and the truth cannot be traced. A lawyer, an intelligence officer and a journalist try to track the case in their own ways, and they discover that there are many hidden stories behind the case.
Choi Do-hyun (Lee Jun-ho) is a character who has led a hard life, having spent much of his childhood in a hospital due to a chronic heart condition. He miraculously had a chance for a heart transplant. Right after the successful heart transplant surgery, his father was accused of murder and received the death penalty for it. To investigate his father’s case, Choi Do-Hyun now works as a lawyer.
Lee Jun-ho will showcase the power of a person who may seem weak and defenceless on the outside, but whose inner strength proves to be his biggest weapon. For this drama, Jun-ho made an effort to lose weight so that he can look suave as a lawyer. He also practiced his ambassador skills without having to refer to a script in his hand.
Furthermore, he studied difficult legal terms profusely to make his acting more realistic. Jun-ho’s effort and hard work used to analyse and understand his character shows his commitment to enhance his acting spectrum. He impressed everyone with his powerful take on his character, skilfully alternating between Choi Do-hyun’s cold, professional persona and his gentler, more emotional side. Confession will mark Lee Jun-ho’s first return to the small-screen since July of last year.
The director of this drama, Kim Cheol-kyu, produced the critically acclaimed drama, Mother, last year. He won Best Drama at the 54th Baeksang Awards, Best Miniseries at the Seoul Drama Awards, and his drama was even nominated for Best Miniseries at the Cannes International Festival.