[HanCinema's News] "Leverage: High Control Fraud Operation" Prepares for Release
By William Schwartz | Published on
"Leverage: High Control Fraud Operation" is nearing its release. The new TV Chosun drama is based off of the American cable drama of the same name and deals with a team of scam artists. This is the first new TV Chosun drama since the conclusion of "Joseon Survival", which ended in embarrassment when Kang Ji-hwan was arrested for sexually assaulting other persons relevant to the production.
The licensed drama remake marks a shift from TV Chosun's previous strategy of original concept dramas. The network appears to be imitating OCN with its focus on American style episodic stories, albeit with a relatively unusual premise that has not generally been done in the drama format in South Korea.
"Leverage: High Control Fraud Operation" also has the benefit of a strong cast. Lee Dong-gun returns to a starring role, having been second lead in "Where Stars Land" and "Angel's Last Mission: Love". The drama also has Jeon Hye-bin coming off of a popular run as a core family member on "Liver or Die" and is the first terrestrial serial drama role for the highly acclaimed former child actress Kim Sae-ron in five years. She recently finished "Love Playlist - Season 4".
Cast and crew are reportedly optimistic about the drama's chances, and morale is strong. "Leverage: High Control Fraud Operation" will premiere on TV Chosun on October 13th in the 11 PM timeslot.
Written by William Schwartz
"Leverage: Fraud Control Operation" is directed by Nam Gi-hoon, written by Min Ji-hyung, and features Lee Dong-gun, Jeon Hye-bin, Kim Sae-ron, Kim Kwon, Yeo Hoe-hyun, Choi Ja-hye. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/10/13~Upcoming, Fri, Sat 22:50 on TV Chosun.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.