Liar Game PD-writer team reunites for new tvN drama
And A#R*&%$*!!G#^@ it’s not Liar Game 2. WHY NOT, tvN?! WHY. NOT. I don’t know if it’s good news or bad news that the writer-director team behind Liar Game is doing a new drama. On the one hand, I loved that show so I’m bound to like whatever they put out next. On the other, I only want them to be working on Liar Game 2, Liar Game 3, and Liar Game 4. I mean, do they really have time to be working on a new drama series with so much lying and gaming still needing to be done?
The new show from PD Kim Hong-sun (also of Hero and Yacha) and writer Ryu Yong-jae (also the second writer on Time Between Dog and Wolf) is called Pied Piper, and focuses on a police negotiation task force that specializes in tense, worst-case scenarios that require highly trained communication. They handle all sorts of cases, from suicide to hostage situations to terrorist attacks, and even war. They do their work with words, not weapons, to neutralize volatile situations before they erupt into full-blown catastrophes.
The lead character will be a man in his mid-thirties, a geeeeenius former corporate negotiator who joins the police crisis negotiations team and becomes its leader. There’s also a woman in her late twenties, a lieutenant for the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency who’ll be the second negotiator on the team.
I feel like we’re just going to be bombarded with cops and lawyers in the next drama cycle, but this concept has a nice angle to keep the cases tense and interesting. I do love a good hostage standoff, and I imagine that we’ll be getting a new crisis every week to keep the team on their toes and show off their mad… verbal skills? Okay, so I guess you have to be pretty smooth to save the world with nothing but the power of persuasion. I promise, by the time the show airs, I’ll stop being mad at it for being NOT Liar Game 2.
Pied Piper is slated for the Monday-Tuesday slot following Cheese in the Trap, beginning in March.
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