Fighting fires and saving lives with Park Hae-jin and Jo Boa in Secret
Here’s a peek at the cast of the upcoming drama Secret, starring Park Hae-jin (Man to Man) and Jo Boa (My Strange Hero).
The show revolves around a fire and rescue team based in Gangwon Province that fights forest fires. The team members risk their lives out in the field, but find themselves able to heal their emotional scars and personal traumas while they work to save lives. Slightly confusingly, the drama is being described as a rom-com so I guess we’ll have to wait and see how things play out on screen.
The lead roles are being played by Park Hae-jin and Jo Boa, with Lee Shi-hoon (Trap) and Jung Yeon-joo (Room No. 9) as supporting players.
Park Hae-jin’s character, Kang San-hyuk, was once a rising star at a major investment firm. He had it all: looks, money, success. But he decides to quit his cushy finance job and join the provincial fire and rescue team in Gangwon. He finds a place in the aviation unit and rescues people via helicopter. And what would a hero be without a sad backstory? Our hero’s lingering trauma is a mysterious amnesia surrounding his past, which prevents him from remembering anything of his childhood. There’s not much information on the rest of the cast yet, but Lee Shi-hoon is described as Park’s right-hand man.
PD Oh Jong-rok (Greatest Marriage, Piano) and writer Lee Sun-young (Sweet Love) are attached and the drama will be pre-produced. Filming for Secret began in March but the show is currently still searching for a network.
I hope the drama finds a home soon and avoids a fate similar to Four Men, which was supposed to be Park Hae-jin’s follow-up project after Man to Man. There seemed to be issue after issue with the drama’s production and Park Hae-jin had been entangled in a roughly year-long legal dispute with the studio behind Four Men. The studio sued Park to stop him from shooting any other dramas before finishing Four Men, but the courts have sided with Park Hae-jin. He’s now free to move on from Four Men and film whatever he pleases. Cheers to him and may Secret find a home soon!
Park Hae-jin, Jo Boa, Lee Shi-hoon, Jung Yeon-joo
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