Kim Jung-eun (Make a Woman Cry) is eyeing a return to television with the upcoming OCN drama Duel, which recently cast Jung Jae-young (Assembly), which would be her first project after getting married last year. The drama has an intriguing premise, in that it involves human clones who get entangled in a fierce clash of pure evil versus pure good.
Jung Jae-young will play police detective Jung Deuk-chan, who gets caught up in false accusations when the villain, our evil clone, starts carrying out a bizarre series of murders wherein he takes his victims’ organs. Jung Jae-young is put in a desperate situation when his daughter is kidnapped and he has to fight to save her while also clearing his own name.
Kim Jung-eun is up to play a prosecutor, Choi Jo-hye, who works on violent criminal cases. She’s described as a commanding woman who doesn’t hide her ambition and thirst for success, but it sounds like that backfires when she uses Deuk-chan (presumably to gain something in her case) and ends up being the reason he gets embroiled in a shocking incident. She harbors suspicions about the relationship between Deuk-chan and the clone villain and is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. It’s been a while since Kim Jung-eun has been in a prime-time miniseries (her last was 2012’s body-swapping comedy Oohlala Spouses), and even longer since she’s been on cable (in 2012’s ill-fated high-budget action flop Hanbando), but she’s a talented actress and I’d be happy to see her in a dark cable thriller.
I have to say, I find a lot of dark crime thrillers to run quite similar, but the human clone angle is a new one that’s piqued my interest. Now we just have to see who they cast as the villain, since that’ll be key to injecting some fire into this showdown. Duel is set to follow Tunnel, premiering in May.
Via TV Report
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