Lee Jia, Park Eun-bin join Daniel Choi in KBS thriller Today’s Private Eye
On the heels of Daniel Choi’s (Jugglers) casting in upcoming horror-thriller Today’s Private Eye, we’ve got two more announcements rounding out the main trio in the KBS project: Park Eun-bin (Age of Youth 2) and Lee Jia (My Ajusshi) have both confirmed roles in the show as the detective’s assistant and a mysterious woman in red, respectively.
Park Eun-bin will be playing Jung Yeo-wool, the determined and plucky assistant to Daniel Choi’s detective Lee Da-il. Yeo-wool starts out as a part-timer at the private eye’s offices and gets swept up in a bizarre case. She has ten years of part-time experience under her belt, which gives her a certain toughness and instinct that will aid her in solving these mysteries. There’s an air of mystery that surrounds her character as well, and it sounds like she approached the private eye with a hidden objective.
I’m intrigued and slightly creeped out by Lee Jia’s character just from the description given in the reports, which is a good sign for the show, given its thriller premise. Her character doesn’t have a name, but she will lead Lee Da-il and his assistant Jung Yeo-wool further into the middle of a strange case. She keeps showing up as the pair investigates their cases, always sporting her signature red dress. She’s described as the key to the main mystery, and will cast a long shadow over the main leads’ cases.
I’m pretty happy to see both women return to the small screen, and in roles that I can easily picture them rocking. I can imagine Park Eun-bin’s Yeo-wool will be a force to be reckoned with, and it will be interesting to see how she and Daniel Choi’s Lee Da-il will work together, since they both seem to have strong, tenacious personalities. I’m a little surprised that Lee Jia will be returning so soon to the small screen, since the gap between her last two dramas was five years (her project before My Ajusshi was 2013’s Thrice Married Woman), but it’s a welcome surprise, and I look forward to her playing what sounds like a fascinating character.
Today’s Private Eye is slated to premiere in late August in KBS’s Wednesday-Thursday slot.