Drama Casting & News
Finally, some plot details on Poseidon v.2.0
by | August 23, 2011 | 47 Comments

Yay, more movement on Poseidon! Here are shots from the drama’s initial script rehearsal; the table read was held three weeks ago but the photos have only been released now. The three main leads were naturally present — Choi Siwon, Lee Sung-jae, Lee Shi-young — as well as the supporting cast: Han Jung-soo, Gil Yong-woo, Park Sung-kwang, Jin Hee-kyung.

We also get a few more details about the story and premise: After losing his wife in an accident, Lee Sung-jae’s naval officer character becomes a total workaholic and sets out out to uncover a mafia organization linked to an unsolved case.

Choi Siwon was a rookie agent in Athena; here, he plays a onetime ace officer who’d enjoyed a steady rise. However, after getting caught up in a messy case, his career ground to a halt. The former hotshot is now the problem child of the special forces team Poseidon, and he’s put on the investigation team looking into that unsolved case. Also on that case is the sole female officer on the team, Lee Shi-young.

Tonally, it looks like the drama’s going for action and mystery, calling Poseidon an example of a “new concept in investigative dramas.” The point of comparison the production is making is the American series NCIS — by which I hope they mean Poseidon will be funny. Because really, nobody ever watched NCIS for Navy verisimilitude, right? The cases in that show were all about providing the backdrop for character interaction and humorous banter. I could get behind that.

I am a little nervous that the production isn’t that far ahead of its airing schedule, considering that the first version of the series had months of advance preparation and this one is less than a month away from its premiere. But the drama has basically wiped the slate clean and gotten a fresh start, so let’s hope it gets off on the right foot this time.

Poseidon premieres on Monday, September 19.

Via Osen


47 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Jacks

    This is great news 🙂

  2. Isabelle

    If this is NCIS like i want choi siwon to play tony like , wonder who plays gibbs

    • 2.1 Smurfs are FUNNY

      More importantly, who’s going to play Abby and Ducky?

    • 2.2 Leona

      is Lee Shi-young Ziva David? coz I want to see that… badly

    • 2.3 Ani

      I don’t know. If he can be a wiseass like Dinozzo, than I’m all for it. Ah yes, NCIS. WINNING!

  3. Tok

    who’s the little girl? 😮

    • 3.1 Yasmin

      she reminds of the girl that played cho si won’s daughter in his first drama…can’t remember what its called though!! xD

      Can’t wait to see this drama air!!

  4. kit

    +1 to NCIS

    just marathoned all the episodes with good bromance/romance in it lolme.

  5. cv

    If it’s like NCIS, going to be an awsome drama!

  6. craziluver

    i always like mystery/action/police dramas and so im anticipating on this one.
    i was hoping they’d make another H.I.T drama in the future too. i thought H.I.T was one of the most successful drama they made in action/mystery department, i hope this one will be too.

  7. Porcelain

    Siwon ahh, u miss some album promo for this. Pls let this be good. Other than that ohnomnomnom. And NCIS! I like that! I hope there will be some hacker like elite officer like Abby!

  8. belleza

    So . . . no Kraken? 🙁

  9. jandoe

    i love how LSY always seem to hold her own both in the shows she’s acted AND (most especially) in real life. Might tune in for her honestly but i’m glad Poseidon, v2 or otherwise, is back on track

  10. 10 malta

    NCSI has been on air for 8yrs… yup. JAG, another CBS show set on navy ships, was on air for 10yrs. Both these shows had/have this bizarrely large rabid fan base. If Poseidon is as popular and successful as either of these shows, then it will be a runaway hit! I’m ok with that 😀

  11. 11 asianromance

    yay for the script rehearsal! Now we KNOW it’s underway!

  12. 12 FunnyBunny

    Oh please, please let it be funny *crosses fingers* I mean I’m watching it anyways, but if there’s comedy involved I’m totally up for it.

  13. 13 crazedlu

    oOooh. i’m even more in with the bit of plot. i really am hoping they do well. and what you said about ncis, that’s exactly what ncis is. haha. so if poseidon is like that, this might work out well.

  14. 14 Noelle

    hmm. sounds like it will be good. on another note, what with CSW’s hair? looks so weird.

  15. 15 creidesca

    that little girl…does she look like “Seo Han Byul” from KBS’ The Thorn Birds?

    I wonder if there will be a “Hetty” character similar to that in NCIS: LA?

    • 15.1 bloghopper

      yup, certainly that cute little girl from thorn birds 🙂

  16. 16 Rickshot


    • 16.1 SL

      I cracked up at that.
      But I can’t say anything… he’s still got better skin than me:(

    • 16.2 MJP

      Not one person on this entire Earth has perfect skin every day of their life. I don’t!


    • 16.3 jhone

      LOL at your comment… but you should consider that Siwon is sleeping only 2 hours this past days and hardly gets a rest. Not to mention that he just got from the shooting of Extravagant Challenge in taiwan- now that’s a tight schedule.
      Me alone who sleeps for 6 hours a day(because I am a nursing student) got a number of these stupid pimples….it just can’t be helped. Though I am going to my dermatologist to clear them up…which Si won can’t probably do because he has no time. Anyways, Siwon I also advise you to cleanse, cleanse, cleanse.

      • 16.3.1 ckdarkraven23

        ……..it’s okay 😀 we all have bad skin days…..you are still cute!! 😛

  17. 17 Abbie

    I like NCIS, and if this will be like that, then I can’t wait! Truthfully, the minute I heard Choi Siwon was in it, I was on board! I hope it’s good! Poseidon team, Fighting!

    • 17.1 Porcelain

      LOL… some of the boys non make up face… 🙁
      who cares… still wants to nom them!

      • 17.1.1 Porcelain

        oops… meant to reply #16…

  18. 18 windjae

    cant wait…i hope it turn out well..

  19. 19 jakebot

    when i first moved to LA in ’05, i was an extra on an episode of NCIS while looking for a real job. it was totally cool in that i got to see myself on tv but it was also a really long, boring time for 8 bucks an hour! i was totally surprised to see that Mark Harmon was almost as tall as me and i’m 6’2.” I always thought he was short (i loved his movie Summer School growing up)

  20. 20 ...

    ad least its actually progressing right? looks like they’re going to have have a killer schedule ahead of them.

  21. 21 ..t

    by any chance will this be aired on KBS?

    • 21.1 ginnie


  22. 22 angle


  23. 23 MJ

    The South Korea Naval Criminal Investigative Service (KNCIS)

    Name of NCIS Characters:

    Leroy Jethro Gibbs is a Special Agent in charge of the Major Case Response Team. He was a Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.
    Portrayed by Mark Harmon
    Portrayed by Korean Cast?

    Caitlin Todd was shot and killed by rogue Mossad agent Ari Haswari at the end of season two
    Portrayed by Sasha Alexander in Season 1 & 2
    Portrayed by Korean Cast?

    Tony DiNozzo is a Special Agent and Senior Field Agent of the Major Case Response Team and former Peoria, Philadelphia, and Baltimore police officer before joining NCIS in 2001.
    Portrayed by Michael Weatherly
    Portrayed by Korean Cast – Choi Si-Won

    Ziva David is possibly the most dangerous member of the team. She is a Special Agent and Probationary Field Agent of the Major Case Response Team since season seven Portrayed by Cote de Pablo
    Portrayed by Korean Cast – Lee Si-Young

    Abby Sciuto is a forensics specialist assigned to the NCIS Major Case Response Team
    Portrayed by Pauley Perrette
    Portrayed by Korean Cast ?

    Timothy McGee is a Special Agent and Junior Field Agent of the Major Case Response Team
    Portrayed by Sean Murray
    Portrayed by Korean Cast ?

    Jenny Shepard, Director of NCIS, she was killed in a shootout at the end of the fifth season
    Portrayed by Lauren Holly
    Portrayed by Korean Cast ?

    Leon Vance, Director of NCIS, following Jenny Shepard, death at the end of the fifth season.
    Portrayed by Rocky Carroll
    Portrayed by Korean Cast ?

    Donald “Ducky” Mallard is the Chief Medical Examiner assigned to NCIS
    Portrayed by David McCallum
    Portrayed by Korean Cast ?

    Jimmy Palmer is the assistant to Medical Examiner Dr. Mallard
    Portrayed by Brian Dietzen
    Portrayed by Korean Cast ?

  24. 24 kk

    lets hope for a good script n solid acting

  25. 25 Ani

    Not going to lie, if this drama can actually pull off an NCIS vibe, with witty banter and excellent interaction and friendship between the characters, than I am sold.

  26. 26 lidme

    Siwon with cast of Poseidon [Photoshoot, Interview & Filming] :

  27. 27 Aya

    you go, Poseidon coco, action TV series with a chillax and fun attitude are always awesome

  28. 28 ginnie

    I am also a little nervous for Poseidon v.2.
    Why do I get the feeling that Poseidon is now less glamourous in terms of their budget? I wonder if the story will now be more important than how many big action fighting scenes they can get into the drama? Less Athena-esque..which is not necessarily a bad thing but it kinda changed the tone I was getting initially for Poseidon v.1. Watching the BTS of the poster session confirms it further.. =) Only three persons with not much of fancy armor. Hope that this series will be strong in chemistry and story!!!!

  29. 29 rob

    i always wonder why am i anticipating this one?! i don’t even like the cast nor the plot, yet i still want to see the tone of this, it may be good i guess

  30. 30 Memlu

    Ugh, I’m so excited for this, but also worried for them? The specter of live shoots looms near, ahhhhhh, no, make it go away!

  31. 31 Siwonest

    woahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh gr8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 I can’t wait 2 see this drama coz I love u Si won oppa i can’t waitttttttttt . Oppa ur the hottest,sexiest,cuttest n sweetest person I have seen in my whole life love u oppa Hope this drama turns ot well love u oppa sarangheyo hwaiting~~~~~^_^ love u a lotttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt lots of kisses n hugsssssssssssssssssssss love u

  32. 32 meiin

    wow like NCIS…i freakin love NCIS…so siwon is tony n the girl is maybe in between of ziva n kate n lee sung jae is Gibbs (the background of sung jae n gibbs’ character is kind of similar) it’ll be cool if they add someone thats similar to mcgee n abby…n ducky too…lol

  33. 33 Ayesha

    woah siwon’s so handsome even without makeup! xD

  34. 34 Hades

    Season 2 ?? maybe>?

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