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Title: 피고인 / Defendant
Chinese Title: 被告人
Genre: Legal, Thriller
Episodes: 18 (16+2)
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2017-Jan-23 to 2017-March-21
Air Time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00


Park Jung Woo (Ji Sung) is a prosecutor at Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office. One day, he wakes up and finds himself a convict on death row. Suffering from temporary amnesia, Jung-woo has no idea what transpired to land him in prison. He struggles to recover his memory and clear his name.


Main Cast

Ji Sung as Park Jung Woo
Uhm Ki Joon as Cha Min Ho
Han Ki Woong as Cha Min Ho (young)
Kwon Yoo Ri as Seo Eun Hye
Choi Yoo Ri as Seo Eun Hye (child)
Oh Chang Suk as Kang Jun Hyuk
Uhm Hyun Kyung as Na Yun Hee (Sun Ho’s wife)

People around Park Jung Woo

Son Yeo Eun as Yoon Ji Soo (Jung Woo’s wife)
Shin Rin Ah as Park Ha Yeon (Jung Woo’s daughter)
Kang Sung Min as Yoon Tae Soo (Ji Soo’s younger brother)
Sung Byung Sook as Oh Jeong Hee (Ji Soo’s mother)


Park Ho San as Choi Dae Hong
Lee Shin Sung as Go Dong Yoon
Han Ji Woo as Yeo Min Kyung

Chamyung Group

Jang Kwang as Cha Yeong Woon
Uhm Ki Joon as Cha Sun Ho (Min Ho’s twin brother)
Han Ki Won as Cha Sun Ho (young)
Ye Soo Jung as Myung Geum Ja
Kim Kyung Nam as Executive secretary


Yoon Yong Hyun as Room Leader
Woo Hyun as Mil Yang
Oh Dae Hwan as Mong Chi (Jung Woo’s aide)
Jo Jae Ryong as Woo Ruk
Kim Min Suk as Lee Sung Kyu
Jo Jae Yoon as Shin Chul Shik


Kim Seung Hoon as Prison Security Chief
Baek Ji Won as Eun Hye’s aunt
Seo Jung Yeon as Jung Woo’s doctor
Oh Seung Hoon as Kim Suk
Hwang Young Hee as Mong Chi’s older sister
Lee Kyu Sub as bodyguard
Lee Jung Hun as Yeo Sung Soo
Han Kyu Won as Lee Chan Young
Seo Dong Won as Oh Jong Min
Song Jae Ryong
Seo Kwang Jae


Oh Yeon Ah as Jennifer Lee (ep.7-8)
Lee Duk Hwa as prisoner number 2460 (ep.8)

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Han Jung Hwan
Producer: Lee Sang Min
Director: Jo Young Kwang, Jung Dong Yoon
ScriptWriter: Choi Soo Jin, Choi Chang Hwan


Han Ye Seul was first offered the lead female role, but declined.


2017 SBS Drama Awards: Best Character Awards – Uhm Ki Joon (Defendant)
2017 SBS Drama Awards: Drama of the Year – Defendant
2017 SBS Drama Awards: Daesang – Ji Sung (Defendant)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2017-01-23 1 11.9 (5th) 13.9 (4th) 14.5 (4th) 16.3 (4th)
2017-01-24 2 12.9 (4th) 15.1 (4th) 14.9 (4th) 16.1 (3rd)
2017-01-30 3 12.8 (4th) 15.1 (3rd) 17.3 (3rd) 18.2 (2nd)
2017-01-31 4 14.8 (4th) 17.8 (3rd) 18.7 (3rd) 20.8 (2nd)
2017-02-06 5 14.2 (4th) 16.3 (3rd) 18.6 (3rd) 19.6 (2nd)
2017-02-07 6 15.3 (4th) 18.5 (2nd) 18.6 (3rd) 19.6 (2nd)
2017-02-13 7 15.8 (4th) 18.9 (3rd) 20.9 (3rd) 22.4 (2nd)
2017-02-14 8 16.6 (4th) 20.2 (2nd) 22.2 (2nd) 23.8 (2nd)
2017-02-20 9 15.9 (4th) 20.0 (2nd) 21.4 (3rd) 23.1 (2nd)
2017-02-21 10 16.8 (4th) 20.4 (2nd) 22.2 (2nd) 23.4 (2nd)
2017-02-27 11 19.8 (3rd) 22.7 (2nd) 23.3 (2nd) 24.6 (1st)
2017-02-28 12 19.0 (3rd) 22.1 (1st) 22.9 (2nd) 23.9 (2nd)
2017-03-06 13 18.8 (3rd) 22.2 (2nd) 23.7 (2nd) 25.4 (1st)
2017-03-07 14 20.1 (3rd) 24.3 (1st) 24.9 (2nd) 26.1 (1st)
2017-03-13 15 20.3 (3rd) 23.5 (2nd) 25.6 (2nd) 27.1 (1st)
2017-03-14 16 21.3 (3rd) 24.6 (1st) 25.4 (2nd) 27.1 (1st)
2017-03-20 17 24.8 (2nd) 29.0 (1st) 27.0 (2nd) 28.8 (1st)
2017-03-21 18 26.6 (2nd) 30.3 (1st) 28.3 (1st) 29.7 (1st)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


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114 Responses to “Defendant”

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  1. 101
    lee Says:

    cant believe the drama is overr, wished it could be louger but it was really the best drama so far.
    And that ending was sweet and emotional. And FINALYY that bastard got what he deserved!! and the finally the 30% Congratulations to the cast and JISUNG

  2. 102
    hyuri Says:

    just watched the last episode and it had the whole package. The cast did a great job on playing there character. The best drama of 2017!

  3. 103
    sia Says:

    awww finally THIS IS THE BEST SERIES OF 2017!!!!!!!
    all the actors and actress are so good the stories so kickass! awesome

  4. 104
    MJ Says:

    I loveeee this drama..Ji Sung acting is no doubt, always great!! Also the storyline in every episode in never disappointed…and full of surprises!! Great drama 🙂

  5. 105
    doris aguirre Says:

    One of the best 2017 Korean drama so far. Love all the casts.

  6. 106
    Ninjalamb Says:

    Wow one of the fabulous drama I ever seen in 2017, the storyline is fantastic, jail break, twist and turn of each event is totally amazing. What is great that each character has been carefully developed and each actor are given the right amount of air time. One of the best in 2017!! Taebak!

  7. 107
    Pearl Says:

    The best drama of 2017. Love the story line, love the main actor. I love hiw ji sung act. His dramas he play so far is always the best. Two thumbs up for defendant.

  8. 108
    Pearl Says:

    Best drama!! I enjoyed every episode. Ji sung is the great actor..

  9. 109
    cuity17 Says:

    Daebak.. Daebak.. Daebak.. Im still in ep. 15
    Hwoooowww…full of thrilling n goosebump…😁😍 yaaayy…

  10. 110
    cuity17 Says:

    No need romance here.. Only bromance… 👍Recommended guys.. , Ji Sung… You r the best.. Cool.. Waiting your next drama.. 😘

  11. 111
    N Says:

    Oh my god! Love this drama! This is like prison break, very intense! Good acting by Ji Sung. Best drama of the year by far. Highly recommended! 😀

  12. 112
    Pamela Says:

    great drama and actors!

  13. 113
    Jackie Perez Says:

    Hi Ji Sung, more Koreandramas and movies. you’re such a great actor. I love you my handsome Ji Sung 😘

  14. 114
    M Says:

    nice drama

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