Chief Detective 1958 (K-drama) Episode 1 Preview: Release Date, Time & Where To Watch

Chief Detective 1958 Episode 1

The classic Korean drama – Chief Inspector is finally getting a reboot after airing 880 episodes from 1971 to 1989. The upcoming Lee Je-hoon starrer Chief Detective 1958 is a spin-off series and a prequel to the Korean daily soap that aired for 19 long years. Chief Detective 1958 follows the origin story of Detective Park Young-han who eventually went on to solve crime mysteries with his team of detectives.

If you’ve been following Chief Detective 1958, you may be curious to find out when the first episode of this latest historical K-drama is releasing. Well, wonder no more!

Here is everything you need to know about Chief Detective 1958 Episode 1, including its release date, time, and where to watch this upcoming action thriller.

Chief Detective 1958 Episode 1 Release Date

Episode 1 of Chief Detective 1958 will be released on Friday 19th April at 9:50 pm (KST) / 12:50  pm (GMT) / 5:50  am (PT) / 8:50 am (ET). Expect the show to be broadcast across Disney+ and Wavve a few hours after the original release in South Korea. 

Also, do expect the episodes to drop with English subtitles on Disney+. Each episode will have a runtime of around 1 hour

What is Chief Detective 1958 about?

The show narrates the story of Park Young-han, a young detective from Hwangcheon. After becoming furious at the reality of human dignity being violated, Young-han struggles to find ways to deal with it. He teams up with his colleague detectives at the Jongnam Police Station in Seoul.

Where Can I Watch Chief Detective 1958 Season 1?

Chief Detective 1958 is an MBC original drama and will be available on the network for Korean residents. The show will also be released on Wavve in select regions around the world with a relevant subscription. Expect the show to be released on Wavve in several Asian countries a few hours after its original release in South Korea.

For international fans, the show – Chief Detective 1958 will also be available for streaming on Disney+ in selected regions.

How Many Episodes Will Chief Detective 1958 Have?

Chief Detective 1958 Season 1 is expected to be shorter than a regular K-drama with 10 episodes in total. With the release of this episode, 9 episodes are remaining after this one. As long as the schedule doesn’t change, it should look something like this:

  • Episode 2 – April 20th 2024
  • Episode 3 – April 26th 2024
  • Episode 4 – April 27th 2024
  • Episode 5 – May 3rd 2024
  • Episode 6 – May 4th 2024
  • Episode 7 – May 10th 2024
  • Episode 8 – May 11th 2024
  • Episode 9 – May 17th 2024
  • Episode 10 – May 18th 2024

The show stars Lee Je-hoon as Park Young-han, the male lead who is a passionate detective who boasts the highest arrest rate when it comes to petty thieves exclusively for whose. On the other hand, Lee Dong-hwi plays Kim Sang-soon, Choi Woo-sung plays Cho Kyung-hwan and Yoon Hyun-soo plays Seo Ho-jeong who are all Detective Park’s colleagues.

Meanwhile, Seo Eun-soo plays Lee Hae-joo, an owner of a bookstore who later becomes Young-han’s love interest. Check out our complete cast and character guide for Chief Detective 1958 here.

Is There A Trailer For Chief Detective 1958?

There is indeed! You can find a trailer for the new action, thriller comedy K-drama, Chief Detective 1958 below:

What do you think about the upcoming action drama Chief Detective 1958? What are you most excited to see when this new K-drama drops? Let us know in the comments below!

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