Yoon Kyun-sang confirmed for new OCN mystery thriller
Yoon Kyun-sang, Geum Sae-rok
A new drama is in the works on OCN called Mr. Ki Kan-je and Yoon Kyun-sang (Clean With Passion for Now) has confirmed he will be taking the lead role. Also joining him in the cast are actors Geum Sae-rok (The Fiery Priest), Lee Joon-young (Buam-dong Revenge Club), and Choi Yoo-hwa (Life).
The story is a crime-thriller that sets off when a mysterious murder takes place at a prestigious high school where the children of the .01% make up the student body. Yoon Kyun-sang’s character, Ki Moo-hyuk, spent most of his law career chasing cases that paid good money. Although this earned him a reputation for being a materialistic lawyer, he was incredibly successful. But, in one fell swoop his life hits rock bottom and he somehow becomes involved in investigating the school murder case. In order to uncover the truth of what happened, he takes on the alias “Ki Kan-je” and poses as a new teacher at the school.
Geum Sae-rok plays the role of Ha So-hyun who is a phys-ed teacher at the elite school. She’s passionate about her job, and trusts her students implicitly. However, meeting Ki challenges her somewhat naïve convictions as a teacher. As she begins to see that the students are being secretive and behaving suspiciously, she is confronted with what it really means to care for and support her students.
Lee Joon-young, Choi Yoo-hwa
Lee Joon-young (a.k.a. Jun from U-KISS and UNB) plays a student by the name of Yoo Beom-jin. His character is described as a perfectionist, the top of his class, and the boy that everyone’s mom wishes their child would be like.
Choi Yoo-hwa will play Ki’s rival, Prosecutor Cha Hyun-jung. She and Ki go way back to when they were just lawyers in training and their rivalry continued undiminished into their law careers.
It hasn’t been that long since Clean With Passion for Now ended, but it’s always nice to see Yoon Kyun-sang on the screen. Not all of his shows were big hits, but I really admire his continuing growth as an actor and how he always chooses different genres and different types of characters.
Writing for the drama is Jang Hong-chul and directing will be done by PD Sung Yong-il (Dr. Frost). OCN’s Mr. Ki Kan-je is currently being planned to air in July, and will be taking over the Wednesday-Thursday time slot after Rescue Me 2 concludes its run.