JTBC’s new drama “The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate” heralded the birth of a regression work that has never been seen before.
“The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate” is a highly anticipated work in the second half of 2022. It is a fantasy regression work in which Yoon Hyun-woo (Song Joong-ki), a secretary who manages the owner’s risk of a conglomerate family, revives as that family’s youngest son and plans his revenge. The elaborate mystery and conspiracy against the backdrop of the turbulent 80s as well as the unimaginable succession battle and character play are expected to create a regression work with different level. Writer Kim Tae-hee, who proved writing skills through “Designated Survivor: 60 Days” and “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”, and director Jeong Dae-yun, who showed genre-crossing directing skills through “W” and “She Was Pretty”, joined forces.
Above all, the synergy of the cast raises expectations. Song Joong-ki makes a thrilling transformation as he goes back and forth between Yoon Hyun-woo, a loyal secretary of the conglomerate, and Jin Do-joon, the youngest son of the conglomerate. Yoon Hyun-woo is abandoned after being falsely accused despite being loyal to the Sunyang family, but he soon returns as Jin Do-joon, the youngest son of the Sunyang family, and tries to take over the Sunyang group using the future he already knows about.
Lee Sung-min plays the head of the Sunyang group Jin Yang-chul, exuding an overwhelming atmosphere. Jin Yang-chul, who rose to the top of the business world after his poor childhood, prepares for the final battle with an endless craving for money and relentless cruelty.
Shin Hyun-bin takes on the role of Seo Min-young, a prosecutor in the anti-corruption investigation department of the Seoul District Prosecutors Office. She is a persistent adventurer who crosses the border between evasion of the law and unlawfulness for the realization of justice, and has the nickname of “the Grim Reaper of the Sunyang family”. Attention is drawn to the synergy that the three actors will show.
The meeting of “acting masters” who will focus on perfection is also indispensable. Yoon Je-moon transforms into Jin Young-gi, the eldest son of Jin Yang-chul (Lee Sung-min), leading one axis of the work. Son Jung-rae, the wife of Jin Young-gi, who has a typical chaebol consciousness and laxity at the same time, is played by Kim Jung-nan, adding to the vitality. Jo Han-chul plays Jin Yang-chul’s second son Jin Dong-ki with natural petty tricks, once again proving his wide acting spectrum. Seo Jae-hee, who has a unique charm, plays Jin Dong-ki’s wife Yoo Ji-na. Kim Young-jae shows soft charisma as he transforms into Jin Yang-chul’s third son and Jin Do-joon’s father Jin Yoon-ki. Jung Hye-young, who works with him, plays Lee Hae-in, the mother of former top star Jin Do-joon. In addition, Kim Hyun, who boasts solid experience, will add fun to the drama with her intimate presence as Jin Yang-chul’s wife and Jin Do-joon’s grandmother Lee Pil-ok.
Actor Kim Shin-rok, who has a strong personality, will make a different transformation as Jin Hwa-young, the only daughter of Jin Yang-chul. Kim Do-hyun, who puts his own color into each work, takes on the role of Jin Hwa-young’s husband Choi Chang-je, who is called “Male Cinderella”. Park Hyuk-kwon, who showed presence with his solid acting in each work, heralds a special chemistry with Song Joong-ki by playing Jin Do-joon’s partner Oh Se-hyun. Kim Nam-hee, who has an amazing character digestive power, plays Jin Seong-joon, the crown prince of Sunyang Group. Park Ji-hyun transforms into Mo Hyun-min, who was pointed out as Jin Seong-joon’s daring political marriage partner, and presents tension as she tries to boldly break through without adapting to the given environment. On top of that, Tiffany Young (Girls’ Generation) plays Rachel, who will show a new charm based on accurate information delivery and eloquent remarks as the right arm of Oh Se-hyun (Park Hyuk-kwon). Attention is focused on the war of colorful characters who will clash and confront fiercely.
The production team of “The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate” said, “‘The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate’ is a life reset story of a man who returned as the youngest son of a conglomerate in 1987 from the threshold of death. It’s a work with a special worldview that adds retro on top of fantasy. Each of the unusual characters has their own desires and narratives. The relationship between those carefully woven on the subject of upheaval will provide a different level of fun.”
“The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate” will premiere in the second half of 2022.