Bad Guys: Age of Evil in contention for OCN’s fall lineup
The highly anticipated second season of OCN’s hit ensemble crime drama Bad Guys has now officially begun production and planning, and is eyeing the September broadcast slot in OCN’s lineup this year, though the network says the timeslot is not confirmed. The sequel will be called Bad Guys: Age of Evil, and it’ll be helmed by writer Han Jung-hoon (Police Unit 38, Bad Guys, Vampire Prosecutor) and director Han Dong-hwa (Police Unit 38). The real question is whether the second season will be a true sequel or a spinoff with a new story altogether, and how many of the original bad guys, if any, will be returning for this installment.
Bad Guys aired in 2014 and was a marked success for the cable network that reached 4.1% ratings. The unconventional setup—morally gray cops using hardened criminals to catch even worse criminals—was a fresh spin on the usual crime procedural with a task force of good guys. It also became something of a signature for the writer, who went on to pen Police Unit 38, which I’d call Bad Guys’ kinder, gentler little brother who stuck to white collar crime and maybe didn’t become a serial killer like his bro.
As of yet producers haven’t announced whether they will be reuniting the original ensemble of bad guys: Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) as a psychopath serial killer, Ma Dong-seok (Police Unit 38) as a gangster, Jo Dong-hyuk (Rude Miss Young-ae 15) as a contract killer, Kim Sang-joong (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People) as the detective who brings them all together, and Kang Ye-won (Baek-hee Has Returned) as a police inspector.
The second season will again be about a group of bad guys punishing the real bad guys—people who use their power to corrupt—and is described as an action noir that delivers a gratifying punch. It’ll feature more base evil in its villains, and a bigger scale overall. Some new characters include a prosecutor in his/her forties, a founding member of a gang, and a violent crimes detective. Yeah, but tell us what you’re doing to get Park Hae-jin and Ma Dong-seok to sign on! Let’s be clear about our priorities!
Bad Guys: Age of Evil has begun casting, and if all goes well, hopes to air following Tunnel, Duel (May), and Save Me (July) on OCN.
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