Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong returns for a second season
Cable network OCN’s paranormal crime procedural Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong is gunning for a second season this year. It’s a show that had relatively low buzz despite good numbers (2.7% ratings back when it aired last February to April), though at this point a second season is almost a given for OCN dramas. Leading man Oh Ji-ho (Maids) and idol Jeon Hyo-sung (There Is a Cat) have signed on to return as the ghost-seeing detective and the teenage ghost who helps him solve his cases.
The supernatural thriller stars Oh Ji-ho as the titular Cheo-yong, a man born with the power to see ghosts. He has a tragic past, of course, in which he loses his family and partner, sending him into a seven-year isolation period as far away from his old life as possible. He spends a lot of time ignoring the spooks that try to get his attention, until Jeon Hyo-sung comes around.
She plays a schoolgirl ghost with a bright personality, and for the first time, he finds himself answering back and engaging with a ghost. With the help of the schoolgirl ghost and along with his partner Oh Ji-eun (Tell Me Your Wish), he begins to solve violent crimes again, and uses his powers to decipher “dead signs” that victims leave behind.
At the helm are PD Kang Chul-woo (who worked on Heartless City) and writer Hong Seung-hyun (who worked on Joseon X-Files). Neither was the head writer or PD for those shows, but they are impressive credits, and Cheo-yong was praised for its dark horror/suspense edge to the usual crime procedurals that OCN offers.
Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong 2 plans to start shooting in June.
Via TV Report
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