Doctor Prisoner

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Doctor Prisoner
Hangul닥터 프리즈너
Developed byKBS Drama Production
Written byPark Kye-ok
Directed byHwang In-hyuk
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes40
Executive producer(s)Ahn Hyung-jo
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time35
Production company(s)Jidam Inc.
DistributorKorean Broadcasting System
Original networkKBS2
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseMarch 20, 2019 (2019-03-20)

Doctor Prisoner (Hangul닥터 프리즈너; RRDakteo Peurijeuneo) is an upcoming South Korean television series starring Namkoong Min, Kwon Nara and Kim Byung-chul. It is set to premiere on March 20, 2019 and air on KBS2's Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST).[1]


A skilled doctor is forced to quit the hospital after being accused of medical malpractice. He starts working in a prison with the goal of acquiring enough connections to take his revenge.



A talented doctor who always cares about his patients but has to quit the hospital after an incident happens.
A psychiatrist who works at Taegang Hospital and volunteers in prison.
A medical director who works at the prison.


Taegang Group's family[edit]

A former actress who becomes the second wife of Lee Duk-sung.
Primary successor to major conglomerate Taegang Group.
Youngest daughter of the Taegang family who has both looks and brains. In order to protect her family, she enters law school to becoming a lawyer.
  • Park Eun-sak as Lee Jae-hwan[8]
Second son of the Taegang family. His insecurity as the son of the second wife makes him a troublemaker.

People at West Seoul Prison[edit]

A medical pharmacist.
A funny medical doctor.



The first script reading took place in January 2019 at KBS Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea.[10]


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  2. ^ "Namkoong Min to star in his first medical drama 'Doctor Prisoner'". KBS World. January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "남궁민, '닥터 프리즈너' 출연 확정...생애 첫 메디컬 드라마 [공식입장]". News Chosun (in Korean). January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Hello Venus's Nara to star in 'Doctor Prisoner' with Namgoong Min". KBS World. January 15, 2019. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  5. ^ "권나라, KBS 새 수목극 '닥터 프리즈너' 출연 확정..정신과 의사役 [공식입장]". OSEN (in Korean). January 15, 2019. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  6. ^ "Choi Wonyoung and Kim Byoung Cheol cast in 'Doctor Prisoner'". KBS World. January 29, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  7. ^ "김병철, 'SKY캐슬'→'닥터 프리즈너' 출연 확정..남궁민과 대립각(공식)". Herald Pop (in Korean). January 28, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "이다인·박은석·진희경, '닥터 프리즈너' 합류 …3월 첫 방송[공식입장]". Xports News (in Korean). January 30, 2019.
  9. ^ "[공식입장] 'SKY캐슬' 최원영, 차기작은 '닥터 프리즈너'…재벌2세 변신". News1 (in Korean). January 29, 2019.
  10. ^ "'닥터 프리즈너' 남궁민·권나라·김병철·최원영, 열정의 첫 대본 리딩". Xports News (in Korean). Naver. February 7, 2019.

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