OCN’s villains and heroes come together in webtoon Original Sin
I always love it when fictional universes collide, and this newest venture from cable channel OCN kinda feels like a Suicide Squad-esque project, which has me super excited. There have been a lot of memorable villains and heroes in OCN dramas over the years, and some of them will come together in an eight-chapter webtoon called Original Sin. The chapter count seems criminally (hur) low, so I wonder what direction the webtoon will go, and how to cram in all of these characters into one narrative.
The cable channel has recruited popular webtoon artist Kang Hyung-gyu (of Save Lawrence and Wildfire) to take on the project, and his choice of characters are generally skewed towards the more recent OCN offerings. Interestingly enough, among Original Sin’s characters, Rescue Me’s Jo Sung-ha will be the only outright villain, though there’s plenty of OCN heroes with shades of dark to them. Bad Guys: City of Evil’s Park Joong-hoon and Yang Ik-joon will make an appearance, as well as Voice’s Jang Hyuk and Lee Hana, and Black’s Song Seung-heon and Go Ara. Police Unit 38’s Ma Dong-seok will also be a part of Original Sin, which makes me laugh a little, because he was such a straight-man teddy bear and I can’t wait to see his reaction to the other characters.
OCN also has a teaser out for their webtoon, and it’s pretty cool to see the cartoon counterparts to these familiar characters. The clip promises an epic clash of the “cliche-defying” villains and heroes we’ve come to know and love in OCN dramas, and if the webtoon delivers, we’ll get a “character revolution, for the the characters, and through the characters.” It’s a tall order, and I can’t wait to see whether OCN can pull off conflating all of these universes together.
Original Sin will begin its weekly run this coming Wednesday, and will go on for eight weeks. Now, who else is hoping we also get a separate drama with all of these characters together?
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