Grim reaper Song Seung-heon and death psychic Go Ara in OCN’s Black
OCN’s new death clairvoyant mystery drama Black released two new character teasers featuring leads Go Ara (Hwarang) and Song Seung-heon (Saimdang, Light’s Diary). Respectively, the two main actors play a death-foreseeing human woman and a soul-collecting grim reaper who fall in love, defying the preset laws of the universe. While initially the synopsis of this drama reminded me of The Lonely Shining Goblin due to the supernatural bride element, these teasers definitely evoke a darker tone.
Go Ara plays “the woman who predicts death, Ha-ram.” She’s shown to be in sunglasses because when death draws near, she can see it on a person as shadows surrounding them. She says in the teaser that she can see how they will die. Being afraid of the death she can see so clearly, she hides behind her sunglasses. However, in the middle of the teaser, she takes them off and touches the shadows, which seem to explode beneath her hand. Flashes of a burning car go by, and the teaser ends with a closeup into Go Ara’s haunting eyes.
The teaser for “the grim reaper who protects death, Black,” played by Song Seung-heon, is eerie with shadowy vapors flying everywhere. He advances on a dead body, and mercilessly tells the dead man to accept his death as fate. According to his character description, he’s ultimately cold when faced with the death of humans. His job is to collect souls and protect death, and he can’t understand human emotions. He’s known for his pitiless reputation even in the grim reaper community, and his elite abilities have allowed him to advance far in his career.
Written by Choi Ran (God’s Gift—14 Days), and directed by PD Kim Hong-sun (Voice), OCN’s new weekend drama Black premieres on October 14, after the end of Rescue Me.