Athena: Goddess of War

Title: 아테나: 전쟁의 여신 / Athena: Jeonjaeng-ui Yeoshin / Athena: Goddess of War
Chinese Title : 雅典娜:战争女神
Genre: Action, thriller, romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2010-Dec-13 to 2011-Feb-21
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Related Series : Iris , IRIS 2

Athena: Goddess of War Plot

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.

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 Jung Gil as Jo Myung Ho
Jung Han Yong as Jung Hyung Joon
Kim Seung Woo as Park Chul Young
Yoo Dong Geun as Kwon Yong Gwan
Son Ji Hoon (손지훈) as Hong Jin Suk
Kim Young Ae as Choi Jin Hee
Lee Han Wie as Park Sung Chul
Jun Gook Hwan as Han Jung Pil
Park Yong Soo as Hwang Ho Young
Park Yong Gi as Yoo Kang Ho
Sean Richard as Randy
Oh Chang Suk as Lee Dong Hun
Oh Yoon Ah as Oh Sook Kyung
Oh Sun Hwa (오선화) as Young Mi
Lee Min Ji (이민지) as Jessica (DIS staff)
Lee Ji Hyun as NTS staff
Choi Gun Woo (최건우) as Special Agent B2
Kim Ah Young (김아영) as Special Agent B4
Gong Jung Hwan as Seo Min Hyuk
Yoo Ha Jin (유하진) as NTS staff
Jung Chan Woo as Chul Kyu
Ricky Lee Neely as Viktor Sevcenkov / Sasha
Lee Jae Yong as Captain Kim Ho Bin
Choi Yong Min as Nam Dong Shik
Jung Ho Bin as Kang Chul Hwan
Kim Jin Geun as Park Suk Ho
Myung Ji Yun as Hong Soo Jin
Yoo Tae Woong as Kim Sun Hwa’s husband
Kim Dan Bi (김단비) as NTS agent
Bang Kil Seung (방길승) as SWAT commander
Do Ye Sung (도예성) as Jung Kyung Won
Heo Tae Hee as BoA’s manager
Ahn Jin Kyung (안진경)
Park Chul Min
Lee Bo Young as Jo Soo Young (cameo, ep 3-5)
BoA as herself (cameo, ep 7-8)
SHINee as themselves (cameo, ep 7)
Girls’ Generation (cameo)
Chu Sung Hoon as black agent (cameo)
Max Changmin as Choi Tae Hyun (cameo, ep 17)
Kim So Yun as Kim Sun Hwa (cameo, ep 17, 20)
Jin Goo as black agent (cameo)
Park Sung Woong as Jin Young (cameo)
Douglas Day Stewart (더글라스 데이 스튜어트) as director of Son Hyuk’s firm (cameo)
Ryu Dam (cameo)
Kim Byung Man (cameo)
Production Credits
Production Company: Taewon Entertainment
Producer: Kim Young Sup
Director: Kim Myung Joon (김명준), Kim Tae Hoon (김태훈), Hwang Jung Hyun (황정현)
Screenwriter: Kim Hyun Joon (김현준), Yoo Nam Kyung (유남경)
- Filming locations include Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, Italy, and New Zealand.
- This drama is a spin-off of the 2009 KBS2 drama “IRIS” with new characters and will be aired on SBS.
- Production company Taewon Entertainment, responsible for the original “IRIS“, will produce this drama and the upcoming “IRIS 2″ (KBS2 will air the sequel to IRIS sometime in 2011).
Episode Ratings
Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2010-12-13 1 25.9 (2nd) 26.2 (1st)
2010-12-14 2 25.4 (2nd) 25.8 (1st)
2010-12-20 3 20.2 (2nd) 20.7 (2nd)
2010-12-21 4 19.8 (2nd) 19.9 (2nd)
2010-12-27 5 19.0 (2nd) 18.8 (2nd)
2010-12-28 6 18.7 (2nd) 18.2 (2nd)
2011-01-03 7 15.1 (3rd) 18.8 (3rd)
2011-01-04 8 15.1 (3rd) 18.4 (3rd)
2011-01-10 9 13.8 (3rd) 16.0 (4th)
2011-01-11 10 12.4 (9th) 13.7 (6th)
2011-01-17 11 13.0 (4th) 13.7 (6th)
2011-01-18 12 11.9 (5th) 12.9 (7th)
2011-01-24 13 13.3 (4th) 13.6 (5th)
2011-01-31 14 11.4 (8th) 12.9 (6th)
2011-02-01 15 11.8 (6th) 13.1 (6th)
2011-02-07 16 12.7 (4th) 14.6 (4th)
2011-02-08 17 13.6 (4th) 15.7 (4th)
2011-02-14 18 11.8 (9th) 13.1 (7th)
2011-02-15 19 11.5 (10th) 12.5 (8th)
2011-02-21 20 12.4 (5th) 14.1 (5th)

Source: TNS Media Korea