Mrs. Cop: Lee Hana out, Lee Da-hee in
There’s been a casting change for SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday show Mrs. Cop, the police investigative drama starring Kim Hee-ae (Secret Love Affair) as a detective team leader in the violent crimes unit. Producers were initially courting Lee Hana (Unkind Women) to play the team’s girl-next-door ace detective, but Lee Da-hee (Big Man, Secret) is now confirmed for the part instead. I can’t say I’m too disappointed since Lee Hana seemed like an odd fit for the role, and I’ve liked Lee Da-hee ever since she played Lee Bo-young’s sassy frenemy in I Hear Your Voice.
She’s signed on to play a police university graduate with top scores who comes from a good family and has a bright personality. She’ll share a loveline with Sohn Ho-joon (Trot Lovers), who plays a sharp and capable former special forces officer. Any loveline that wipes away his recent cameo in Warm and Cozy is fine by me.
Shin So-yool (Sweet Lie) is another new addition to the cast, and she’ll be playing Kim Hee-ae’s dependable younger sister. Her character is preparing for the civil service exam and is for all intents and purposes the head of their household, which I’m guessing means that our heroine is a workaholic who can’t be bothered to do normal domestic things.
The rest of the cast includes Lee Ki-kwang (Twenty) as the team’s maknae detective, and Park Yong-woo (Spring) as their section chief. I have no idea whether they’ll be going for comedy or gritty action here, but the cast is shaping up nicely so far, and I hope to see something light and fun from Kim Hee-ae, just to change things up.
Mrs. Cop follows High Society in August.
- Mrs. Cop recruits Lee Ki-kwang, Park Yong-woo
- Sohn Ho-joon, Lee Hana courted to join Mrs. Cop
- Kim Hee-ae in talks to become Mrs. Cop
- Big Man: Episode 1
- Lee Da-hee in talks for lead in Big Man
- Answer Me 1997’s cast drops by 1994 for cameos
- Secret: Episode 1
- I Hear Your Voice: Episode 1
- Shin So-yool joins Alice in Cheongdam-dong
- Answer Me 1997: Episodes 1-2