Yoon Sang-hyun’s suspense thriller Gap-dong moves to weekends
Production is underway for tvN’s newest serial killer thriller Gap-dong, starring Yoon Sang-hyun in a re-team with the PD of I Hear Your Voice. The show has locked in its cast and is gearing up for an April premiere, after having been moved to a new timeslot on Fridays and Saturdays following Emergency Couple’s run. It actually makes more sense than the original plan to follow Monday-Tuesday drama I Need Romance 3; it seemed like a pretty stark genre jump for the network, which likes to stick to light rom-com fare in that block. (Uhm Jung-hwa’s new noona romance is taking that spot instead.)
The based-on-a-true-story serial killer mystery is about a twenty-year case involving a killer known as Gap-dong. Yoon Sang-hyun stars as a detective whose father was once the prime suspect in the original Gap-dong case. Dad caved under police interrogation and ended up committing suicide, and the hero grows up vowing to catch the real Gap-dong to clear his father’s name and get justice. He spends his whole career as a cop chasing dead ends, and is about to give up after the statute of limitations has passed… when Gap-dong resurfaces.
Sung Dong-il (Answer Me 1994) co-stars as the veteran detective who was sure that Yoon Sang-hyun’s father was the killer and went after him in the original case. He’s still convinced that he was right, and his extreme prejudice against Yoon Sang-hyun (for being the son of a murderer) makes for a combative working relationship. Kim Min-jung (Queen of the Night) has signed on to play a psychiatrist with a mysterious double life and a suspicious curiosity for all things Gap-dong.
Idol actor Lee Joon (IRIS 2) will be a seemingly normal barista with a genius IQ (uh, because that’s so normal), who also happens to have the disposition to be a dangerous psychopath. That sounds creepy, but then he’s also too young to be a killer from twenty years ago, right? And Kim Ji-won (Heirs) plays a webtoon artist who becomes the killer’s next target. I hope it’s actually scary, but based on I Hear Your Voice and the character descriptions, I think we can expect some tingly spines out of this one.
Gap-dong will follow Emergency Couple in April.
Via TV Report