A couple new promos are out for spy drama Athena, and oh, I see how it’s gonna be: They’re going to milk this “character cut” business for as long as possible.
First we had main hero Jung Woo-sung in his set of cuts, and now we’ve got fellow lead Cha Seung-won. This drama has a seriously large cast, so we could be doing this for a while — still yet to come are Su Ae, Kim Min-jong, Lee Bo-young, Lee Jia, and Choi Siwon.
Cha plays Sohn Hyuk, an agent who once worked for the CIA. He has a “fateful meeting” with the agents of the NTS, who mobilize to rescue the Korean president’s daughter when she is kidnapped in Italy. (The NTS is the counterterroism organization for which most of the main characters work.) He is a key force in Athena, which is a secret organization (like IRIS in the original series) that aims to seize power. I’d previously been unsure whether he’d be a straight-up bad guy or a dark type of good guy, but this article describes him clearly as a cold, villainous character “with neither blood nor tears” who has been grooming his organization’s agents to be human weapons. Yeah, I can see it.
- Cha Seung-won joins Athena castmates in Italy
- Jung Woo-sung’s Athena “character cut”
- Jung Woo-sung romances Su Ae with a kiss in Athena
- Athena gets a broadcast date and teaser poster
- The characters of Athena: Goddess of War