Hyena (TV series)

Hyena (Korean하이에나; RRHaiena) is a 2020 South Korean television series starring Kim Hye-soo and Ju Ji-hoon. It aired on SBS TV from February 21 to April 11, 2020.[1]

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Promotional poster
Developed bySBS Drama Headquarters
Written byKim Roo-ri
Directed by
Composer(s)Jeon Chang-yeop
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Producer(s)Jo Su-won
Running time70 minutes
Production company(s)KeyEast
Original networkSBS TV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseFebruary 21 (2020-02-21) –
April 11, 2020 (2020-04-11)
External links


Hyena deals with lawyers at Song & Kim who only work for the richest 1% of society. Jung Geum-ja is a swashbuckling lawyer who crosses the boundaries of law and lawlessness, justice and injustice, ethics and corruption. Armed with the strongest survival instincts, she is a true hyena that chases after money and success no matter what it takes. Yoon Hee-jae is her polar opposite rival. He is a pedigreed and elite lawyer who is confident in his abilities. He possesses a brilliant mind that is wrapped around his ego, but he misses the grit of Geum-ja and gets outsmarted by her on many occasions. On one day, both get scapegoated and pushed out of Song & Kim. They decide to join hands to seek revenge and an unlikely symbiotic relationship between the two forms.





No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Episode 1"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri21 February 2020 (2020-02-21)
A mysterious woman who frequents his laundromat catches the attention of Yoon Hee-jae, who has just taken on a divorce case for a wealthy client.
2"Episode 2"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri22 February 2020 (2020-02-22)
While Hee-jae deals with office politics and the consequences of his oversight, Jung Geum-ja hustles to obtain more lucrative cases.
3"Episode 3"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri28 February 2020 (2020-02-28)
With Ha Chan-ho facing charges, Geum-ja sets out to uncover a critical piece of information that may sway the circumstances in her favor.
4"Episode 4"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri29 February 2020 (2020-02-29)
Geum-ja and Hee-jae go head-to-head over a world-class violinist who is desperate for freedom from an unfair contract.
5"Episode 5"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri6 March 2020 (2020-03-06)
Song Pil-jung makes a controversial hiring decision that stuns the firm. Geum-ja checks out the members of Hee-jae's team.
6"Episode 6"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri7 March 2020 (2020-03-07)
Geum-ja and Hee-jae have no choice but to join forces in getting to the truth of a case involving a company in trouble for a data breach.
7"Episode 7"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri13 March 2020 (2020-03-13)
Going up against what appears to be damning evidence against their client, Geum-ja and Hee-jae put a new strategy in motion.
8"Episode 8"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri14 March 2020 (2020-03-14)
Kim Min-joo returns to the firm. Hee-jae realizes he knows nothing about the real Geum-ja, who is forced to face a painful reminder of her past.
9"Episode 9"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri20 March 2020 (2020-03-20)
Geum-ja gets to know a suave new client who is looking for help with an acquisition. Hee-jae stumbles into a case representing a bratty kid.
10"Episode 10"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri21 March 2020 (2020-03-21)
Research for the case uncovers a connection to a religious cult. Meanwhile, the client's interest in Geum-ja sparks Hee-jae's jealousy.
11"Episode 11"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri27 March 2020 (2020-03-27)
Geum-ja returns to the cult leader with a menacing bargaining chip. Pil-jung blindsides Min-joo by asking Kevin Jung for a meeting.
12"Episode 12"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri28 March 2020 (2020-03-28)
After arriving at a grisly scene, Geum-ja tries to piece together what happened. Pil-jung has his own plan for handling the situation.
13"Episode 13"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri3 April 2020 (2020-04-03)
Hee-jae's father grapples with a devastating blow to his reputation. Geum-ja starts to understand who is really pulling the strings.
14"Episode 14"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri4 April 2020 (2020-04-04)
Ga Gi-hyeok gets his chance at making partner. After Geum-ja and Hee-jae face a disciplinary board, the firm takes things a step further.
15"Episode 15"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri10 April 2020 (2020-04-10)
Disguised as a couple, Geum-ja and Hee-jae scope out a hotel in search of evidence for Chan-ho's appeal. Pil-jung is called to court as a witness.
16"Episode 16"Jang Tae-yoo & Lee Chang-wooKim Roo-ri11 April 2020 (2020-04-11)
Doubling down on the case, the team locate the detective who handled the incident — and get their hands on the missing CCTV footage.


Hyena : South Korea viewers per episode (millions)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Media Research.[3]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Part Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[4]
Nationwide Seoul
1 1 February 21, 2020 7.7% (13th) 7.9% (10th)
2 10.3% (6th) 10.9% (5th)
2 1 February 22, 2020 7.5% (17th) 8.1% (13th)
2 9.0% (8th) 9.4% (7th)
3 1 February 28, 2020 9.3% (10th) 10.3% (7th)
2 11.2% (6th) 12.1% (5th)
4 1 February 29, 2020 6.8% (17th) 7.7% (14th)
2 9.9% (8th) 11.1% (5th)
5 1 March 6, 2020 8.8% (8th) 9.7% (7th)
2 10.7% (4th) 11.8% (4th)
6 1 March 7, 2020 7.7% (13th) 8.9% (11th)
2 10.4% (8th) 11.7% (5th)
7 1 March 13, 2020 8.8% (10th) 9.9% (6th)
2 10.8% (4th) 11.7% (4th)
8 1 March 14, 2020 9.0% (6th) 10.3% (5th)
2 12.5% (3rd) 13.9% (3rd)
9 1 March 20, 2020 10.1% (7th) 11.5% (6th)
2 11.5% (4th) 13.0% (4th)
10 1 March 21, 2020 9.1% (7th) 10.2% (7th)
2 11.7% (5th) 12.8% (3rd)
11 1 March 27, 2020 9.4% (8th) 10.3% (7th)
2 10.8% (5th) 11.6% (5th)
12 1 March 28, 2020 8.4% (7th) 9.3% (6th)
2 10.8% (4th) 11.6% (4th)
13 1 April 3, 2020 9.7% (8th) 10.9% (5th)
2 10.6% (5th) 11.5% (4th)
14 1 April 4, 2020 9.5% (7th) 10.6% (6th)
2 11.3% (4th) 12.2% (3rd)
15 1 April 10, 2020 11.1% (5th) 12.2% (4th)
2 12.1% (4th) 13.2% (3rd)
16 1 April 11, 2020 10.7% (6th) 12.4% (4th)
2 14.6% (3rd) 16.5% (3rd)
Average 10.1% 11.1%
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2020 56th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Drama Hyena Nominated [5]
Best Actor Ju Ji-hoon Nominated
Best Actress Kim Hye-soo Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Jeon Seok-ho Nominated
Best Screenplay Kim Roo-ri Nominated
2nd Asia Contents Awards Best Asian Drama Hyena Nominated
Best Actress Kim Hye-soo Nominated
Excellence Award Won


  1. ^ "[Photos] New Stills and Behind the Scenes Images Added for the Korean Drama "Hyena"". HanCinema. April 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "Kim Ho-jung Joins SBS's "Hyena"". HanCinema. 2020-03-05. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  3. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  4. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  5. ^ MacDonald, Joan (May 8, 2020). "Baeksang Arts Awards Announces Nominees And Plans To Proceed Without An Audience". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2020.

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