Guns loaded in Forest of Secrets teasers
We have a few more teasers for mystery-thriller drama Forest of Secrets starring Bae Doo-na (Tunnel, Sense8) and Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift—14 Days). Even with well over a month to go the production is not stingy in releasing information about the drama, which I can get used to.
In Forest of Secrets Bae Doo-na stars as Han Yeo-jin, who is touted as a warm-hearted and righteous police investigator. Jo Seung-woo plays Hwang Shi-mok, a clinically emotionless and logical prosecutor who is a bit of a lone ranger among his colleagues. The two join forces to solve a mysterious case about a string of murders that reek of widespread corruption inside the prosecutors’ office. The new teasers released are from Episode 0: Stranger.
The first teaser starts off showing various clips of Jo Seung-woo around the city. The music builds tension as it cuts to Bae Doo-na holding a gun on Jo Seung-woo, who doesn’t look alarmed. Bae Doo-na’s voiceover says, “Invented truth,” and Jo Sung-woo says, “Everyone is a suspect with a motive.”
The second teaser is a two-parter, starting with Jo Seung-woo walking through a fenced tunnel, away from what looks a prison. The voice over of an unknown man says, “I am being falsely accused. I didn’t kill anyone. It is all a lie. It is all a fraud.” Jo Seung-woo pauses and looks around, as his voiceover says, “Designed truth. Everyone is a suspect with a motive.”
The second part of the teaser focuses on Bae Doo-na, who loads a gun and holds it up as she advances on something. The voiceover of the man is the same as before, insisting on his innocence in the face of a truth that’s been invented. Her eyes are intense as she voices over, “Designed truth. Everyone is a suspect with a motive.”
The production quality looks wonderful for this drama. I love the clean cool undertones that are a nice contrast with the fast-paced tension. Jo Seung-woo looks like he’s pulling off the emotionless prosecutor look well while still preserving a sense of urgency. I love Bae Doo-na, so I’m looking forward to her fresh take on a detective.
Also, if the teasers are any indication, then I would say to expect a lot of couture fashion in this drama (which I am all for). I was all into the thriller aspect until I say Bae Doo-na in that last teaser; I was immediately left wondering where her outfit was from and if I could afford it. I know my mind should be on the mystery, but that outfit.
Forest of Secrets is a fully pre-produced drama and is set to premiere on tvN in June.