SBS in talks to bring back second season of Mrs. Cop
Considering that it’s almost unheard of for the Big 3 networks to do multi-season dramas, this could be a very interesting development over at SBS. The network is considering greenlighting a second season of the police action series Mrs. Cop, which aired in August through September of this year and brought in first-place ratings that peaked at 15.8%. Part of me wonders why this drama of all dramas, but I think the short answer is: Everybody loves Kim Hee-ae.
The series stars Kim Hee-ae in an image transformation of sorts, as a tough, job-first-shower-later single mom cop who leads a team of detectives in the violent crimes division. She’s a hothead who gets herself into trouble time and again, but she’s a dogged and resourceful detective with a quippy, blunt, fast-talking manner. I can see why it did well ratings-wise — beyond Kim Hee-ae’s star power, it’s slick and well-produced, and has a solid ensemble.
Kim Min-jong played her division chief and love interest, and her teammates Sohn Ho-joon and Lee Da-hee had a really cute bickering-partners loveline too. I’d argue that it’s not really a drama that’s screaming for a second season — say, to wrap up loose ends in the central mystery, or answer fan outcry for more — but cop procedurals can also go on indefinitely if you feed it enough cases.
Producers are currently in talks with the main cast members to see if they can get the band back together, and SBS is considering it for their 2016 drama schedule. Maybe those of you who’ve seen every episode can weigh in: Mrs. Cop 2 — lock ‘n’ load, or put it to rest?