ATHENA : GODDESS OF WAR
Title: Athena: Goddess of War / Athena: Jeonjaeng-ui Yeoshin
Genre: Action, thriller, romance
Production Company: Taewon Entertainment
Producer: Kim Young Sup
Director: Kim Myung Joon , Kim Tae Hoon , Hwang Jung Hyun
Screenwriter: Kim Hyun Joon , Yoo Nam Kyung
Broadcast network: SBS , Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2010-Dec- 13 to 2011-Feb-21
Spin-off from previous series : IRIS
Filming in Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, Italy, Hawaii and New Zealand
A terrorist group known as “Athena” and led by evil mastermind Son Hyuk threatens South Korea and the world. It is now up to special agent Lee Jung Woo of the National Security Agency to foil their terrifying conspiracy. Jo Soo Young, the daughter of the South Korean president, is kidnapped and hidden away in Italy. Jung Woo and his team are given the assignment to find her and bring her back.
Lee Jung Woo (Jung Woo Sung)
A legendary NTS agent who done every operation perfectly and an outstanding special agent for Counter-terrorism Office in NTS.
He’s a cheerful, quick-tempered and has a strong sense of justice.
His role model is his father, whom was a presidential security service agent.
Son Hyuk (Cha Seung Won)
The second person in Athena terrorist organization
A key figure of dark power that exist behind terrorism and every accident.
Charismatic Athena leader who’s in charge of the Asan region. He raises his sub-ordinates to become human weapons and assigns them activities.
He also the former best CIA agent. He became the East-Asian Bureau manager of the US Department of Homeland Security.
His huge capabilities made him trusted by NTS to conduct President’s daughter rescue operation in Italy where he was destined to meet the NTS.
But no one knows that he’s the key man of Athena, wich is the substance of a big conspiracy seeking the reorganization of the world structure.
Yoon Hye In (Soo Ae)
NTS Secret Agent
The most powerful human weapon showing the most hard-headed and perfect ability in the performance of duties in Solution, an internal division of NTS.
She’s a character who moves only by orders, but by meting Jung Woo, she comes to realize her forgotten human feelings. She’s a secretive woman who entered the National Intelligence Service with excellent results, but was stationed at the counter of security exhibition center, not as an agent.
The the exhibition center she guides children with a smile, but in operation she realistically and powerfully solves difficult problems that other agents have failed.
She’s a mysterious and veiled woman that almost nobody knows about her.
In fact, she works as a double spy belonging to another organization as a special agent.
She’s torn between 2 men, Son Hyuk who gives her orders and Jung Woo who shows his feelings for her frankly. And for the first time in her life, she feels emotionally shaken.
Han Jae Hee (Lee Ji Ah)
The best NTS special agent, a charming, outgoing personality, a very clever and heart full of passionate energy.
Also a beautiful lady that anyone might turn to look at her.
She’s the NTS European Bureau agent. Since knowing Jung Woo’s affection for Hye In, she experiences jealousy, and rivalry but she pretends to be strong, cool and ruthless.
Kim Ki Soo (Kim Min Jong)
Former elite North Korean agent who perfectly adapted with capitalism and became a naturalized South Korean citizen.
A unique and humorous person with good interpersonal skill but unwillingly connected to Jung Woo, he is forced to the center of the conspiracy.
Kim Jun Ho (Choi Si Won)
NTS Elite Agent
New elite agent dreaming of being the Crown Prince of NTS
He works as NTS elite data analyst who follows Jung Woo as a mentor and obeys whatever Jung Woo say.
Being handsome, he engrosses superiors love. Later he will be on the spot and support Jung Woo.
Jo Soo Young (Lee Bo Young)
President’s daughter. A graduate student in Italy with a free-spirited personality, gets kidnapped by a terrorist group and taken to a secluded mountain locale. This starts off the story with the NTS agents placed on a mission to rescue her.
Park Chul Young (Kim Seung Woo)
North Korea’s top agent who is aggressive yet savvy and very dedicated to his work. Capable of dying for his beliefs, and never gives up. He appears in IRIS and holds key secret to solve mystery behind IRIS organization
Jung Woo Sung as Lee Jung Woo
Cha Seung Won as Son Hyuk
Soo Ae as Yoon Hye In
Lee Ji Ah as Han Jae Hee
Kim Min Jong as Kim Ki Soo
Choi Si Won as Kim Joon Ho
Lee Bo Young as Jo Soo Young
Lee Jung Gil as Jo Myung Ho
Kim Seung Woo as Park Chul Young
Yoo Dong Geun as Kwon Yong Gwan
Kim So Yeon as Kim Sun Hwa
Lee Han Wie
Yoo Tae Woong
Kim Young Ae
Bang Kil Seung
BoA as female singer (cameo)
Girls’ Generation (cameo)
Chu Sung Hoon (cameo)
- Soo Ae, who busy with humanitarian work got leading role in Forget Me Not
- Lee Ji Ah is the secret ex-wife of rocker Seo Tai Ji
- Athena held final press conference ahead its debut
- Kim So Yeon joins Athena
- Cha Seung Won’s healthy, filming Athena in Hawaii
- Yoo Dong Geun joins Athena
- Detail news on Cha Seung Won sickness
- Athena released romantic stills
- Sean Richard joins Athena
- Athena first showcase
- Lee Ji Ah goes martial arts
- Lee Ji Ah shows her fabulous abs
- BoA cameos in Athena
OST : I Love You
6 minutes teaser / making clip
Rating (AGB / TNS)
Episode 1 2010/12/13–22.8 / 25.9
Episode 2 2010/12/14–21.1 / 25.4
Episode 3 2010/12/20–18.5 / 20.2
Episode 4 2010/12/21–19.4 / 19.8
Episode 5 2010/12/27–17.6 / 19.0
Episode 6 2010/12/28–18.6 / 18.7
Episode 7 2011/1/3–16.3 / 15.1
Episode 8 2011/1/4–16.7 / 15.1
Episode 9 2011/1/10–15.2 / 13.8
Episode 10 2011/1/11–13.8 / 12.4
Episode 11 2011/1/17–14.7 / 13.0
Episode 12 2011/1/18–13.9 / 11.9
Episode 13 2011/1/24–14.8 / 13.3
SPECIAL 2011/1/25–5.4 / –
Episode 14 2011/1/31–12.8 / 11.4
Episode 15 2011/2/1–13.6 / 11.8
Episode 16 2011/2/7–15.4 / 12.7
Episode 17 2011/2/8–15.6 / 13.6
Episode 18 2011/2/14–14.2 / 11.8
Episode 19 2011/2/15–14.0 / 11.5
Episode 20 2011/2/21–13.3 / 12.4