Jo Jung-seok gets a soul transplant for fantasy criminal drama Two Cops
After almost a year’s hiatus from dramaland, Jo Jung-seok (Jealousy Incarnate) is considering a return in the supernatural mystery romance Two Cops. It’s centered around an upstanding detective who is committed to fighting for justice until one day the soul of a con artist trespasses into his body and decides to stay. (Hmmm… this sounds eerily like a gender reverse version of Jo Jung-seok’s Oh My Ghostess, and that was amazing.)
According to the latest reports, he’ll be playing the man with one body housing two souls with very different personalities. He’s originally a detective in the violent crimes unit at the Yeongdeungpo District. A dedicated cop through and through, he won’t even take off his worn-out sneakers at a funeral ceremony, just so that he could chase a criminal down at a moment’s notice.
A macho man, he stops knives with his bare hands, and makes women passing by on the street look twice. His character, while almost always serious, has an awkward but endearing sense of humor; he’s inflexible in his morals and other principles in his life, but has the warmest smile.
So when the spirit of a lazy swindler ends up residing inside him, there’s bound to be mischief, especially because there’s romance involved. The woman he (they?) fall for is a prickly, feisty reporter, and casting is now underway for the role.
Two Cops is based on rookie writer Byun Sang-soon’s winning script in last year’s KBS criminal miniseries scriptwriting competition. The drama itself is being considered at MBC though, and is looking to broadcast in the fall.
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