Drama Casting & News
Joo Sang-wook returns with TEN Season 2
by | January 24, 2013 | 58 Comments

It’s sequel time for OCN crime thriller Special Affairs Team TEN, starring Joo Sang-wook as a hard-nosed detective solving violent crimes with his ragtag team. With franchise shows like Vampire Prosecutor and God’s Quiz leading the cable network’s multi-season branding, it never even occurred to me that this show wouldn’t get a second season, because I just assumed it was slated to come back for more crime-solving goodness.

The rest of the cast is set to return with Joo Sang-wook as well — the veteran detective Kim Sang-ho (You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly), cutie pie minion Choi Woo-shik (Rooftop Prince), and profiler Jo Ahn (King Gwanggaeto). Joo Sang-wook’s twisted detective is called the “monster who catches monsters,” just not literally monsters (not yunno, vampire-prosecutor style). He’s more of your think-like-your-target, dogged cop without any rules, who just works the strangest cases that anyone can come up with and essentially becomes the devil to catch the devil.

It’s a stylish show with cases that get so twisty you don’t know which way is up. The name TEN comes from the types of criminals the team gets assigned: the ones that are deemed to have less than 10% chance of being caught. The first season aired on Friday nights at midnight, if that’s any indication of the level of graphic violence. But even at that hour it reached 3.91% ratings at its peak, which are fantastic numbers for cable.

TEN Season 2 starts shooting in February, and will return with the same creative team — director Lee Seung-young and writer Nam Sang-wook. It doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but is due out on OCN this year.

Via TV Report


58 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Rubysing

    I like this guy πŸ™‚

  2. juhwanie

    oooo I wonder how this season will start… given the way that the first one ended?


  3. Yasmin

    Yay!! So excited! I LOVED season one and I love Joo Sang Wook! Cannot wait ;D

  4. Mystisith

    YES! Same cast, writer & director = I’m delighted. We won’t have a problem of coherence between the first and the second season (like for VP2). Send this twisted cop my way. πŸ™‚

  5. SweetiePie54


  6. Cassandra

    OMG, you have no idea how hard I just squeed! I’ve been waiting for news of this forevaaarrr.

    • 6.1 Audrey

      I did too, thank goodness for season 2.
      This drama got me hooked on Joo Sang Wook.

    • 6.2 mrmz

      I literally screamed “YAAAY” when I saw this news!!! So excited!!

  7. Kiara

    I love this show and I’m glad its back. I thought Joo Sang-wook has been a so so actor until TEN. Kim Sang-ho, totally awesome (my fav).
    I hope there will be Eng subs.

  8. mskololia


  9. Ale

    The way season 1 ended reminded me alot of the movie Se7en, so season 2 comes as a surprise!

  10. 10 Rashell

    YAY! That’s all I’ve got. πŸ™‚

  11. 11 snow_white

    well, i like thrillers but too much graphic violence is a no-no…

  12. 12 redfox

    TEN was exciting, hope itΒ΄s good

  13. 13 Conny

    That’s great news. I really enjoyed Season 1 and hated when it was over.

    The music geek in me is hoping for another song by Mad Seoul Child for the S2 OST πŸ˜‰

  14. 14 swurbel

    Another second season!!! I look forward to the drama TEN 2.
    There is hope for kdramaland.
    There are other dramas with potential for a 2nd (and3rd) seasons. I didn’t mind to watch Vampy Prosecutor III.
    AND PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE – I want to watch City Hunter 2nd Season.

  15. 15 true.bawaka

    YES! YES! YES!
    Finally some news. Cant wait!

    This is Joo Sang-wook’s best role, imo.

  16. 16 cheers

    like him immeasurably! he’s a hottie too but sometimes under-rated; he’s loaded with potential & i hope he continues to dominate the small screen! i can’t wait to see this!

  17. 17 matinsoleil

    Can I be excited??!!! Yeeeeah. I loved the 1st season and the end just killed me!! Can’t wait to see the team back together!!

    • 17.1 IzOcha

      It disturbs me how happy I am for this news.

      (Gleeful dance disturbs others)

      But hey, I am a sucker for an excellent team like this show maintained.


  18. 18 Stacy Vang

    I’m super excited! I love this drama series, I hope they don’t make it too short. And add more love scenes cuz both leads deserve it.

  19. 19 Melmax

    JSW– love him !! Thanks

  20. 20 scircus

    Ahh!!! I’m so excited for this ^^
    I recently finished S1 and the ending left me more than a bit puzzled and very much wanting more~

  21. 21 Suzy

    After watching Season one of this, Season 1 & 2 of vampire prosecutor…I vowed not to watch anything else so violent/gory anymore. But now I HAVE to watch this!!! You ruin me, show.

  22. 22 jubilantia

    God, I hope there’s a Vampire Prosecutor 3… and now I have to go back and check this one out, too!

  23. 23 King Kazuma

    Old news but wow starting filming in February? I heard some months ago the first episode would be aired in mid-March…

    Still waiting for news about God’s Quiz season 4…

    • 23.1 Mystisith

      On OCN they use a kind of half live shooting system. So airing in March is feasible.

  24. 24 Abbie

    Is this show any good? I didn’t watch it last year.

    • 24.1 kaleido

      It’s very good… if you like the genre.. it’s a must watch..

      great news.. i have been wondering about season 2.. the ending of season one left me wanting for more… can’t wait.

    • 24.2 damianna

      yes. its very good. but it is a required taste. if u are okay with some gore and more gore with a bit of suspense then u’ll be a happy camper. a bit like criminal minds (american show)

  25. 25 mysterious

    So excited! I’ve been waiting for season 2. Hearing this makes me want to rewatch season 1, which I think I’ll go do now. Hehe

  26. 26 goldeng

    Yaaaaaaaay!!! Honestly this is no surprise but im so happy theyll start shooti next month!! Cant wait!! Wish this time, sine theyve gaine some fans, kind.hearted.people sub and recap it at the time its airing πŸ™‚

  27. 27 Jazz

    YES. I’ve been waiting for this. :D!

  28. 28 noonajumma

    Huzzah!!! Well written and well produced cable shows have completely spoiled me. It’s a rare Big 3 show that can get me this happy. Alas, almost all my favorite K-dramas are on cable these days. What’s up with that?!

  29. 29 Sajen

    so does anyone know where I can watch season 1 with English subtitles? I’ve wanted to see it forever but can’t find it.

  30. 30 damianna

    i read ‘it’s squeal time’…hahaha (joo sang wook does have that effect). this call for season 1 rewatch or mybe just the final ep. ten is awesome. criminal minds-like dramas are just my cup of cocoa. so, WEEHOO!

  31. 31 Stardust

    OOOOOH SQUEEEES along!! I recently saw Joo sang wook unexpectedly in Lee Seung gi’s MV with Park Shi Hye ( led there becos of her hahaha) and was thinking wistfully about TEN… and here you are with awesome news!! Thank you so much for news to start off a nice Friday hehehehe

    • 31.1 shopgirl

      OMG JSW is in that MV? Must. Find. It

      • 31.1.1 Stardust

        Its Lee Seung gi’s Japanese MV for Alone in love… =D

  32. 32 Gaeina Lee

    Yay!! JSW is back with the whole team… ❀ ❀ ❀

  33. 33 LangitBiru

    Yes, currently TEN is airing at my country. Can’t wait for S2. πŸ™‚ and love him to bits in Qualifications of Mens. Love how other ajushi doted on him. Same like JooWon in 1n2d.

  34. 34 Lisa-Loo-Loo

    This the best news I have had all day. I am so excited. Season one for me one was one of the best crime dramas I have watched and that includes mainstream American shows. I love darkness of the show and the main character JSW taps into that darkness so well. Super excited can’t wait for Season 2.

  35. 35 koreampuff

    the last episode was SUCH A CLIFFHANGERRR. can’t wait πŸ™‚

    • 35.1 Lisa-Loo-Loo

      it really was and I am so curious as to what the heck happened

  36. 36 kerstin

    oh yesssss!!!! The first season was bloody brilliant – in my mind – and the ending so was set up for a second season, but I never heard news of this. And now having the proof that there will be a second season, I’m soooooo soooo glad and happy and etc….yeah

  37. 37 Schmazel

    I’ve been waiting so long for the sequel. Definitely number one on my ”Want to Watch’ list.

    Ps: Seeing JSW’s real life airhead (don’t kill me!) character in QOM has made me realise how great an actor he is. Lol. πŸ˜€

  38. 38 c_gunawan541

    One of the best investigation/suspense Kdrama, even better than Ghost and Vampire Prosecutor(though those 2 are not bad at all.).

    JSW’s performance is intense and the cases are gritty, it’s a bit gory but it creates the atmosphere instead of being gory for the sake of it.

    After the ending in season 1, I was already eager to watch season 2, hopefully the script have the same quality as season 1.

  39. 39 meanrice

    I LOVED this show for so many reasons, the main one being the writers do not treat the audience like dullards. The second being, everything else. Although after watching this i have my “dexter” effect where i feel strangers are potential twisted killers…id lead a boring life otherwise.

    Cannot wait for this.

  40. 40 Ciara

    I’m excited about this! I haven’t watched Series 1 but I will be starting it soon! It’s good to know that Series 2 is in the works & back with the same cast!

  41. 41 shizniz00

    yes!! can’t wait for season 2. last eps was such a cliffhanger.

  42. 42 IBELIS

    Like you I always assumed that there would be a season 2 but I hope I don’t have the disappointment with this that I had with Vampire Prosecutor 2.

    • 42.1 Kiara

      Same here. I hope season 2 will be even better.

  43. 43 Mayakho

    yayyyy!!!! been waiting like ages!!

  44. 44 Thara

    Joo Sang Wook is so manly !!! I like him so much

  45. 45 Ruth

    I’m watching the 1st season right now and am so glad there will be more soon(ish).

  46. 46 ana

    Unlike CSI, TEN is incredibly owesome! can’t miss even 1 episode. Helps me think the same “like a detective” too hehehe. J Sang Wook (Sangguk) u r best but if possible producer, let him cheer little bit – look dull don’t you think so? Anyway keep up the good acting and hope to see you more on tv – kbs/sbs etc….

  47. 47 Hades

    TEN is niceee…………. I love the movie so much.. Is there any news ? Season 3 ???

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