Prison Playbook

Prison PlaybookProfile

  • Drama: Prison Playbook (English title) / Wise Prison Life (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Seulgirowoon Gambbangsaenghwal
  • Hangul: 슬기로운 감빵생활
  • Director: Shin Won-Ho
  • Writer: Jung Bo-Hoon
  • Network: tvN
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: November 22, 2017 – January 18, 2017
  • Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 21:10
  • Genre: Prison
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

Drama series depicts the story of prisoners and staff at a prison.

Je-Hyeok (Park Hae-Soo) is the best relief pitcher in Korea. He will go to the U.S. and sign a contract with a major league team. One night, he hears his sister screaming and sees a man running out of her apartment. Je-Hyeok and the man get into a physical struggle with Je-Hyeok striking the man with a rock. Later, Je-Hyeok receives a 1 year prison sentence for using excessive force. Devastated, Je-Hyeok must adapt to life in prison.

Meanwhile, Joon-Ho (Jung Kyoung-Ho) is a friend of Je-Hyeok and works in the prison as an officer. He waits for Je-Hyeok’s arrival.

Notes

  1. “Wise Prison Life” takes over the tvN Wed. & Thu. 21:10 time slot previously occupied by “Avengers Social Club” and followed by “Mother” on January 24, 2018.
  2. Early working title was “Gamok” (“Prison”).
  3. First script reading took place July 17, 2017 at CJ E&M Center in Sangamdong, Seoul, South Korea.
  4. Ep.11 and 12 will not air on December 27 and December 28, 2017 as originally planned. To allow more time for filming, ep.11 and ep.12 will air on January 3 and January 4, 2018.

Cast

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