Sohn Dam-bi, Im Seul-ong sign on for Mrs. Cop 2
Honestly, the best part about this casting news isn’t even who they cast, but the fact that Mrs. Cop 2 has decided to create new characters for its second season instead of going with that half-baked idea to cast new people to play Sohn Ho-joon and Lee Da-hee’s characters from the first season. I wouldn’t be surprised if the press started that rumor in the first place, because it was that nutty.
Now that they have new characters to play, confirmations are in for Sohn Dam-bi (What’s With This Family) and Im Seul-ong (Ho-gu’s Love), who’ve been cast to play the members of the detective squad that the new Mrs. Cop will lead. Kim Sung-ryung (Queen’s Flower) will be headlining as an elite FBI-trained veteran detective who takes over the new team, and Kim Min-jong will reprise his role from the original series as the section chief.
Im Seul-ong will play a detective in the violent crimes unit who’s a terse, by-the-book rule-follower in everything he does. But in the field he can also be a chameleon who changes his style to extract testimonies out of people. He’s an upright, incorruptible type, but he’s not a total stick in the mud either, because he’s got some talents hidden underneath his boy scout exterior.
Sohn Dam-bi will play a cop who comes from a small town and dreams of becoming a detective with a great record. She’s a character who both envies and admires Kim Sung-ryung for being sophisticated and smart, unlike her. The second season will focus on a long-unsolved murder case that Kim Sung-ryung digs into, because it resembles a case in her past that once left her completely helpless. In the end it’ll be the teamwork and the ensemble that’ll make or break the show, not the cases, so here’s hoping that the new cast clicks.
Mrs. Cop 2 follows I Have a Lover on Saturdays and Sundays beginning in March.