God’s Quiz 5 returns with new mysteries and murders
Ryu Deok-hwan, Kim Jae-won
After four (long) years, Ryu Deok-hwan (Miss Hammurabi) is returning for the fifth season and self-titled “reboot” of God’s Quiz, the medical forensics drama that first aired on OCN in 2010. Kim Jae-won (About Her, Father I’ll Take Care of You) is expected to join him in this rebooted series, but his casting has not been confirmed.
Ryu Deok-hwan is reprising his role as the genius medical examiner Han Jin-woo. After the traumatic incidents of the fourth season, the fifth season starts off with him living like a hermit in the mountains of Gyeonggi, when certain “accidental” deaths start occurring. Although these deaths seem to have occurred due to natural causes, Jin-woo finds a clue that leads him to believe this is a serial murder case.
Kim Jae-won’s role has not been detailed, but it’ll be a quick turnaround for him if he decides to confirm signing on. He is currently acting as a lead in the SBS weekender About Her. Despite my love for him dating back to his miniseries Romance days, he’s solidly been staying in family/makjang weekender territory for years now with the occasional foray into sageuks. So I’m quite surprised that he’s considering a short crime procedural like God’s Quiz. In any case, it’ll be interesting to see how he and Ryu play off each other’s energies.
God’s Quiz 5: Reboot will begin airing in November, following the run of Hand: The Guest on OCN.