Drama Casting & News
God’s Quiz 4 adds idols Donghae and Jae-kyung to cast
by | March 25, 2014 | 44 Comments

After a two-year hiatus, God’s Quiz is back! The fourth season of OCN’s medical crime investigation series will return in May, with Donghae (full name: Lee Dong-hae) of Super Junior and Jae-kyung (full name: Kim Jae-kyung) of Rainbow adding fresh blood to the regular cast.

Original cast members Ryu Deok-hwan (Faith) and Yoon Joo-hee (Warm Words, Iris 2) are also on board for the new season. Yoon Joo-hee’s character, who left to study abroad at the end of season 2, returns to work alongside Ryu Deok-hwan’s top medical examiner, and the big question is, will they rekindle their relationship?

God’s Quiz launched in 2010 and has retained a loyal following; the show revolves around medical examiners researching suspicious deaths and unraveling mysteries involving rare diseases. Donghae (Panda and Hedgehog) joins the office of elite doctors as a newbie, while Jae-kyung (JTBC’s drama special Monster) plays a skilled researcher scouted by management. Donghae falls for Jae-kyung’s character, who, in a meta reference, was originally part of a popular girl band. Ha, why not take it a step further and have both be former members of idol groups?

Writer Park Jae-bum, who wrote seasons 1 through 3, has stepped back a bit (he’ll be credited as Creator), and Park Dae-sung and Lee Dae-il, newcomers who won OCN’s Original TV Series Screenplay Contest in 2012, will collaborate on the script for season 4. Lee Min-woo (Marriage Plot) will direct, and God’s Quiz 4 will air on Sundays at 11pm beginning May 18th.

Via Korea Economy, Joy News


44 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Hephzibah

    I just finished all three sesons in only 10 days just 5 minutes ago, and I come here, and what I see: New season is coming up…
    And I just started to panic becouse I did not want this to end.
    I am sitting here grinning like the chesire cat.

    • 1.1 Saima

      yeah… I caught it when S3 had finished airing and that cliffhanger had me and a friend discussing abt THE character!! With THIS news… phewww WE all dodged that bullet!! 😀

      • 1.1.1 Hephzibah

        I was all like:
        Don’t you dare end it this way! No, don’t!!! Oh, Pleeeeeaaaahhhhhse…
        Now I (and all of us…) need to wait “only” two months to see how this will turn out.
        Well, at least we have a date now.

      • 1.1.2 Arhazivory

        Saiiiiiiiiiiimaaaaaaaa. Chingu. Let’s shed tears of happiness together.

    • 1.2 Arhazivory

      Lucky you. I’ve been waiting in tears all this time. My love for this show is unhealthy. Need to go rewatch the first three seasons in preparation.

    • 1.3 sab

      I am in worse condition…i think I stopped season 1 some time back..and till now have zero time to pick up the story…HAIZ

  2. Dafpunk

    But the main protagonist died??!! or didn’t he? I was so sad because I thought he died and there wouldn’t be a new season… but who cares? good for us if season 3 is coming. But I wonder if they will be able to keep it as good.. I loved this drama, even more than vampire prosecutor I think.

  3. Saima

    I couldn’t be more excited! RDH won me over with his acting chops and charisma! Such a wonderful actor.

    In an earlier post a bunch of posters were lamenting if there was a VP3 in the pipeline. I was in the same boat until GQ4 was announced!! YAYYY!!

    • 3.1 Hephzibah

      Oh, that one (VP3) I was waiting for, like, forever. And it is not coming any time soon… *sighs*
      Not all of my wishes can come true…

  4. Mrs.Jang Guem Suk

    Donghaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee omg swing now this I’m stoked 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  5. RockNRolla

    i’m tired of idols, donghae is really bad actor.

    • 5.1 Mrs.Jang Guem Suk

      He’s not that Bad 😩 you just gotta give him a chance n Swing Never ever give up ( I couldn’t resist it lol)

    • 5.2 lordj

      not a fan of SJ, but he is pretty decent in Skip Beat…

  6. mini

    That’s perfect news for me. RDW is an awesome actor in god quiz. I NEED HIM?MORE PLEASE.

  7. Yas


    I KNEW there was no way the series could really end that way!

  8. acloudofwrinkles

    Now if OCN finishes Vampire Prosecutor for us after this….. !

  9. Nicolette

    Donghae! Love him, but has he done anything other then Panda and Hedgehog? Because that was downright awful.

    • 9.1 Abbie

      He was in a Taiwanese (?) drama a couple years ago called Skip Beat with Choi Siwon (also of Super Junior). I didn’t watch it though. It was based on the Japanese manga, which I love. It’s hilarious!

      • 9.1.1 lordj

        tbh, his acting in Skip Beat is better than Choi Siwon. (dodges quickly)

    • 9.2 blegh!

      Donghae wasn’t really bad in hedgehog. It’s just that the whole drama sucked, plotwise and direction wise.
      I liked his expressions in the skip beat drama. Hopefully he’ll do a better job this time.

    • 9.3 dmohican14

      He also played Choi Jim-hyuk’s brother in It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl which wasn’t really bad, it just had pacing issues.

  10. 10 anais

    Though not quite as bad a case of withdrawal as Sherlock, God’s Quiz also had me jonesing.

    Funny, they’re both detectives of sorts.

  11. 11 hanie

    I thought after what happened to Han Jin Woo at the end of season 3, that it… the end
    I guess he survived *does happy dance*
    But if YJH returns, isn’t it mean that no Ahn Nae Sang? I like their paring too…

  12. 12 Tweetang

    YESSSSSS as long as Ryu and Yoon Joo-hee are in it.

  13. 13 yasmin satria

    God’s Quiz and Rye Deok Hwan are back!

    Can only jump and squeeee

  14. 14 yasmin satria

    God’s Quiz and Rye Deok Hwan are back! *jumping and doing some silly dance*

  15. 15 Waiting

    From the reactions here, I guess I should add the GQ series to my watch list. I liked the lead actor in Faith as the king so I am in.

    • 15.1 Waiting

      I suppose Vampire Prosecutor is good to add also? There were raves on the other thread today…

  16. 16 Arhazivory

    I….I…..I…..agggggghhhhhhh! My happiness is through the roof! I don’t care who’s in the cast. I need the awesomeness of Dr. Han on my screen naooooo. Dammit Han, after that stunt you pulled at the end of S3, you better be well or I’ll kill you.

    Yes Doc, I know you can hear me.

  17. 17 Quiet Thought

    I’ve seen this show referenced for three years on Dramabeans, and until a few months ago, I thought it was an actual quiz show. Live and learn.

    • 17.1 Anonymous

      Me too XD After realizing it was a drama I thought it was about school kids. Wrong again.

  18. 18 baby_kimchan

    omgeee i love this show!!!!!! more than vp i love dr. han ahaahahhaahahha i hope he still has the bad/very realistic/cynical side of his character but i hope that the good and bad side of his character works together..i was crying and feeling awful when i thought it ended with s3…but nowhahaahahahh so happy thank u god for making this happen…

  19. 19 Orion

    If the mini-cutie is back and his tall-cutie comes with, I don’t need much else. I am a little worried about the switch in creators though. That said, the series was getting a bit convoluted in its main plot, so maybe the new ones can inject some freshness into the whole thing. But really, mini-cutie and miss cutie are good enough for now.

  20. 20 Momoi

    As a Rainbow fan, it’s nice to see Jaekyung. I never actually watched the show despite hearing about it, but I guess I’ll give it a shot. Also, going into the medical field gives me an educational excuse to watch XD

    Though it’s unfortunate, I was hoping for a comeback from Rainbow but with this I doubt it.

  21. 21 coby

    I don’t have any clue about this drama… but I’ll download and have a marathon this weekend!

  22. 22 Laden

    I’ve actually not heard about this drama b4 neither av I watched it,but I just might check it out cos I really liked the king(ryu deok hwan) in faith and the girl in the picture looks a bit like Ariana grande

  23. 23 Dinasour

    OMG!!! i can’t wait!!

  24. 24 rainerust

    I love God’s Quiz!! And yes I blame the fangirling on RDH.

    …and has it been two years already since GQ3? Hm. Was just waiting for GQ4 to be announced because, seriously, what kind of season ending was S3?? (Also I was sad that YJH had been written out of S3 – had been rooting for both of them in S1 and S2!)

    Basically, can’t wait! This news just made my day 🙂

  25. 25 Meh

    Season 4 has been planned since August 2013 and I’ve been waiting and following news this whole time. I’m disappointed in the idol cast. I don’t mind Donghae too much because he is faaaar some the worst idols out there so I can survive him but I haven’t seen Jaekyung yet. I will just get prepared to make weird faces on her screen time and if I don’t then good.

    • 25.1 ansapums

      It’s a bit disappointing but I can’t bring myself to care too much – I’m just happy that a 4th season is actually happening, AND that Yoon Joo-Hee is BACK – seriously their relationship was the best. The other characters are all side characters anyway.

  26. 26 Sadie

    a former idol becomes researcher? that’s….new? and weird…Lol…but let’s see how that plays out

  27. 27 Arashi_Lover

    I think Donghae’s gotten a lot better, i’m sure he’s been working hard. let’s judge after watching him. Swing! (Love that song)

  28. 28 chocopiecoffeeoverdose

    I’m quite excited about this! and I think Donghae would do well because he is hardworking and with that kind of attitude, I’m sure any lack of acting experience can be improved through this!

  29. 29 joy

    Finally… Dr. Han is here again, so excited for the new season.

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