Kang Haneul, Park Joong-hoon may become the next Bad Guys
Kang Haneul (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo) and Park Joong-hoon (Hanji, My Dear Desperado) have been offered roles in the upcoming spinoff of OCN’s 2014 dark thriller Bad Guys that starred a psychopathic Park Hae-jin and a ruthless Kim Sang-joong. This new season, titled Bad Guys: Age of Evil, will feature an entirely different cast of characters, and currently, both actors are reviewing the script positively.
The original Bad Guys was about how a group of violent criminals were coerced by a brutal officer of the law (Kim Sang-joong) to catch baddies even more powerful and amoral than themselves. The setup of the spinoff is supposed to be similar, and since the main writer from the original, Han Jung-hoon, has signed on to write this script, I’m assuming continuity and tone will be consistent. The PD has changed, however, from Kim Jung-min to Han Dong-hwa, who worked with writer Han on another OCN drama, Police Unit 38.
If he confirms, Kang Haneul will play third-year prosecutor named Noh Jin-pyung, who has just been assigned to the Seowon District Office. The character is recovering from a traumatic incident where he witnessed his mentor being murdered right in front of his eyes. Park Joong-hoon is also up for role as a Seowon District prosecutor named Woo Jae-moon. He believes in justice, but his methods of obtaining said justice are often extreme. With his hotheaded temper, he’s a troublemaker who often causes more complications in the cases he takes. And as a result, he’s a true outsider, the loner that no one wants to talk to at work. Additionally, tt was reported that Park Sung-woong (Man to Man) received an offer to play a money-hungry homicide investigator, but he has yet to confirm.
Both Kang Haneul and Park Joong-hoon haven’t worked on an OCN drama before, which is odd because I can totally imagine Kang Haneul with his piercing eyes playing a murderous psychopath (a favorite archetype of OCN dramas). But the bigger news is that Park Joong-hoon is even considering Bad Guys: Age of Evil because he hasn’t been on the small screen for 23 years, staying in film for most of his career (some of his many titles include Haeundae, Radio Star, My Dear Desperado, and Nowhere to Hide). His last drama was SBS’s Far Away Sonba River (1994), which featured him as a soldier in the Vietnam War. Filming for Bad Guys: Age of Evil is supposed to begin in July after casting ends.
So the weekend lineup for OCN is tentatively as follows: As soon as currently airing Tunnel ends, Duel (starring Jung Jae-young and Kim Jung-eun) will be broadcast. Afterwards, there’s webtoon adaptation Rescue Me that will begin in July, after which writer Choi Ran’s Black is supposed to start in September. So that likely puts Bad Guys: Age of Evil’s premiere sometime in November. Fall can’t come soon enough!
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