Designated Survivor: 60 Days
|Designated Survivor: 60 Days|
|Based on||Designated Survivor|
by David Guggenheim
|Developed by||Studio Dragon|
|Written by||Kim Tae-hee|
|Directed by||Yoo Jong-sun|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Running time||63-85 minutes|
|Production company(s)||DK E&M|
|Original release||July 1 –|
August 20, 2019
|Related shows||Designated Survivor|
Designated Survivor: 60 Days (Korean: 60일, 지정생존자; Hanja: 60Il, Jijungsaengjonja) is a 2019 South Korean television series based on the 2016–2019 American television series Designated Survivor. It stars Ji Jin-hee, Heo Joon-ho, Kang Han-na, Lee Joon-hyuk and Bae Jong-ok. The series aired on tvN and Netflix from July 1 to August 20, 2019.
- 1 Synopsis
- 2 Cast
- 3 Original soundtrack
- 4 Ratings
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Park Mu-jin (Ji Jin-hee) is the Minister of Environment who has little ambition as a politician. One day, an explosion takes place during an official gathering at the National Assembly building, killing many of the high-ranking officials present including the President. As Park Mu-jin happens to be the highest ranking government officer left alive, he becomes the reluctant acting president for sixty days. As he chases after the people responsible for the explosion, he gets to grow as a national leader.
- Ji Jin-hee as Park Mu-jin, Acting President of the Republic of Korea, formerly Minister of Environment and chemistry professor at KAIST. He is the equivalent of Tom Kirkman from the US version.
- Heo Joon-ho as Han Joo-seung, Chief Presidential Secretary
- Kang Han-na as Han Na-kyung, NIS Terrorism Task Force Analyst. She is the equivalent to Hannah Wells from the US version.
- Lee Joon-hyuk as Oh Yeong-seok, former ROK Navy Lieutenant Commander and independent member of the National Assembly. He is the equivalent of Congressman Peter MacLeish from the US version.
- Bae Jong-ok as Yoon Chan-kyung, leader of the opposition Seonjin Republican Party. She is the equivalent of Kimble Hookstratten from the US version.
- Kim Gyu-ri as Choi Kang-yeon, First Lady of South Korea, Park Mu-jin's wife and a human rights lawyer. She is the equivalent of Alex Kirkman from the US version.
- Nam Woo-hyun as Park Si-wan, Park Mu-jin's teenage son. He is the equivalent of Leo Kirkman from the US version.
- Ok Ye-rin as Park Si-jin, Park Mu-jin's daughter. She is the equivalent of Penny Kirkman from the US version.
The Blue House
- Son Seok-koo as Cha Young-jin, Presidential Office Senior Administrator. He is the equivalent of Aaron Shore in the US version.
- Choi Yoon-young as Jung Soo-jung, secretary of Park Mu-jin. She is the equivalent of Emily Rhodes in the US version.
- Lee Moo-seang as Kim Nam-wook, Presidential Office Administrator and later Acting Press Secretary, former defector from North Korea. He is the equivalent of Seth Wright from the US version.
- Kong Jung-hwan as Kang Dae-han, Presidential Security Service Agent. He is the equivalent of Mike Ritter from the US version.
- Lee Do-yub as An Se-young, Chief of Civil Affairs
- Baek Hyun-joo as Min Hee-kyung, Presidential Secretary
- Park Keun-rok as Park Soo-kyo, Presidential Office Administrator
- Park Choong-seon as Ko Young-mok, Director of the National Security Office
- Song Yoo-hyun as Kim Eun-joo, administrator of the second subdivision office.
National Intelligence Service
- Kim Joo-hun as Jung Han-mo, NIS Terrorism Task Force Chief. He is the equivalent of Jason Atwood from the US version.
- Jeon Sung-woo as Seo Ji-won, NIS Terrorism Task Force Cyber Specialist. He is the equivalent of Chuck Russink from the US version.
- Kim Jin-geun as Ji Yoon-bae, NIS Deputy Director. He is the equivalent of John Forstell in the US version.
- Lee Ha-yool as Kim Jun Oh, NIS Agent.
Republic of Korea Army
- Choi Jae-sung as General Lee Gwan-mook, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff and Chief Director of the Joint Defense Headquarters
- Lee Ki-young as General Eun Hee-jung, Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea Army
- Ahn Nae-sang as Kang Sang-goo, former three term Mayor of Seoul. He is the equivalent and composite of Governor James Royce and President Cornelius Moss from the US version.
- Choi Jin-ho as Kim Dan, Director of Station
- Oh Hye-won as Woo Sin-young, journalist. She is the equivalent and composite of Elizabeth Vargas, Lisa Jordan, and Abe Leonard from the US version.
- Kim Kap-soo as Yang Jin-man, the late President of the Republic of Korea (episode 1) He is the equivalent of President Robert Richmond from the US version.
- Park Hoon as Major Jang (episode 6)
|Designated Survivor: 60 Days OST|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released on July 9, 2019|
|1.||"My Hope"||Cha Yeoul||FreeLeo||Cha Yeoul||3:43|
|2.||"My Hope" (Inst.)||FreeLeo||3:43|
|Released on July 23, 2019|
|Released on August 6, 2019|
In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Title||Average audience share|
|1||July 1, 2019||Day 60: The Acting President||3.383%||3.974%|
|2||July 2, 2019||Day 60: Commander-In-Chief||4.157%||4.446%|
|3||July 8, 2019||Day 59: Maintaining Status Quo||4.336%||4.436%|
|4||July 9, 2019||Day 58: Confession||4.155%||4.330%|
|5||July 15, 2019||Day 57: A Good Person||4.277%||4.832%|
|6||July 16, 2019||Day 52: Command||3.843%||4.118%|
|7||July 22, 2019||Day 49: Governance||4.057%||4.326%|
|8||July 23, 2019||Day 42: Doubt||4.172%||4.433%|
|9||July 29, 2019||Day 41: Scandal||4.031%||4.387%|
|10||July 30, 2019||Day 40: Accomplice||4.421%||4.576%|
|11||August 5, 2019||Day 39: The Acting President, Oh Yeong-seok||4.488%||5.034%|
|12||August 6, 2019||Day 37: Answer||4.771%||5.205%|
|13||August 12, 2019||Day 35: Presidential Candidate||4.778%||4.875%|
|14||August 13, 2019||Day 34: The Outcome||4.948%||5.484%|
|15||August 19, 2019||Day 32: The Trap||5.434%||6.067%|
|16||August 20, 2019||Day 31: The Last Choice||6.178%||7.181%|
- This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).
Awards and nominations
|2019||12th Korea Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor||Lee Joon-hyuk||Nominated|||
- "'Designated Survivor' Gets A Korean Twist With 'Designated Survivor: 60 Days'". Forbes. July 5, 2019.
- "Political dramas hit TV screens as elections draw closer". Yonhap News. July 3, 2019.
- Yeo Ye-rim (March 19, 2019). "tvN names 'Survivor' remake cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
- "지진희, '60일, 지정생존자'로 화려하게 컴백…대통령 권한대행 변신 완료" (in Korean). June 26, 2019.
- "Designated Survivor: 60 Days, A Korean Adaptation of Designated Survivor, Comes to Netflix in Summer". Netflix Media Center. May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
- "Ji Jin-hee to Star in Remake of Popular U.S. TV Series". The Chosun Ilbo.
- Hwang, Hye-jin (July 9, 2019). "'지정생존자' 송유현, 김규리 비서로 첫 등장…걸크러쉬 매력". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved September 23, 2019.
- "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
- "'2019코리아드라마어워즈(KDA)' 연기대상 후보..김해숙·최수종·염정아·조정석 등". Sedaily (in Korean). September 27, 2019.