OCN crime thriller The Voice courts Lee Shi-young to star
Hm, maybe the third time’s the charm? Cable network OCN’s new thriller drama The Voice is having some difficulty securing a lead actress, and is going through a number of casting rounds, beginning with Bae Doo-na, Chun Woo-hee, and now Lee Shi-young (My Beautiful Bride), who have all in turn been offered the starring role. Lee is currently considering the part opposite Jang Hyuk (Beautiful Mind), who’s up to play the male lead. If they sign on, it’ll technically be a reunion — both actors were in the movie Ogamdo (Five Senses of Eros), but they appeared in different segments.
The new OCN series is about police officers at the 112 emergency call center, whose family members become the targets of a serial killer. As they fight to catch a killer, they’ll discover the true importance of their jobs as first-responders. Lee Shi-young is up to play an ambitious police officer who dreams of becoming Korea’s first female police commissioner. She’s the daughter of a police sergeant who graduated the academy with top grades, and has first-rate martial arts skills that rival her male peers.
She’s also gifted with perfect psychoacoustics, and is traumatized on the job when she’s forced to listen on the phone as her father is brutally murdered. After returning from study abroad, she’ll pick up the threads of that case and work alongside Jang Hyuk’s character to catch the killer. Jang Hyuk has been offered the part of a former star detective who lost his family and suffers immense guilt from not being able to protect them. He’s assigned to the emergency call center, and the reappearance of the serial killer brings out his sharp detective instincts.
Lee Shi-young is a natural choice for the lead in an OCN thriller about cops, especially since she last played a detective in OCN’s My Beautiful Bride. She’s also well-known as a boxer in real life, which adds a lot of credibility to her action roles. It’s a bit of an obvious choice for her, but I always like her playing badass characters, and I doubt this will be an exception.
The Voice is aiming to air in early 2017.
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