Thriller / Suspense / Medical

Doctor Prisoner

The story is centred around the extremely talented and brilliant Dr Na Yi-ji (Namkoong Min) who is wrongfully accused of malpractice and sent to prison.  Upon his release, he becomes determined to expose the system that put him there and end the injustice, and what better way to start than from within – as Prison Director.

His character moves seamlessly from a warm-hearted emergency surgeon to a Prison Director, hell-bent on revenge. Namkoong Min plays this character perfectly – plotting and scheming to achieve the end result. Like shifting sand, he moves from one side to the with relative ease, playing the game to absolute perfection. All that time spent in prison formulating his plan serving him remarkably well, no doubt.  

He is complemented by the outgoing Prison Director, Seon Min-sik (Kim Byung-chul), who never fails to disappoint. Fresh from his award-winning portrayal of Cha Min-hyuk in Sky Castle, he has followed up with another resounding performance here as the ambitious and ruthless Dr Seon.

The intricate plot, multi-faceted characters, detailed backstory and superb script combine to make an exceptional drama that will leave you on the edge of your seat. 

Also Known As: Dr. Prisoner
Directed by: Hwang In-hyuk
Written by: Park Kye-ok
Starring: Namkoong Min, Kwon Nara, Kim Byung-chul, Choi Won-young
Extended Cast: Jin Hee-kyung, Lee Da-in, Park Eun-suk, Lee Min-young, Lee Jun-hyeok, Kang Shin-il, Jang Joon-Nyoung, Lee Yong-joon, Lee Hyun-kyun, Park Soo-young, Kang Hong-suk, Jang Hyun-sung, Kim Jung-nan, Choi Duk-moon, Chae Dong-hyun, Kim Dae-ryeong, Woo Mi-Hwa, Nam Kyoung-Eub, Oh Dong0Min, Jung In-gyeom, Park Ji-yeon, Lee Joo-seung, Kim Ji-eun, Park Se-hyun, Bae Seung-Ik
Original network: KBS2
Original release: 20 March 2019 – 15 May 2019
No. of episodes: 32
Running Time: 35 minutes
Executive producer(s): Ahn Hyung-jo
Production Company(s): Jidam Inc.
Distributor: Korean Broadcasting System
Source: KBS