New stills for OCN psychological thriller Watcher
The first still cuts of upcoming psychological thriller Watcher have been released. Featuring veteran actor Han Seok-kyu (Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim), this new OCN drama is about a tragic case that ties three people together. The other two in the trio will be played by Seo Kang-joon (The Third Charm) and Kim Hyun-joo (Miracle That We Met). As part of the internal investigations team, they must stand against the corruption of the police and reveal the powerful entities that control them.
This story takes a unique angle by focusing on the internal investigations team, because they are cops that catch other cops. In doing so, the drama will capture the multifaceted and hidden aspects of those who are supposed to be the protectors of society.
Han Seok-kyu plays Investigator Do Chi-kwang, who is the leader of the internal investigations team. He’s suspicious of everyone he meets and doesn’t trust human emotions. After witnessing a tragic event, he chose to live a life of loneliness and become a watcher of internal corruption. The actor took on this project after a two year hiatus from dramas because he believed that this character’s development throughout the plot was interesting, and he thought the script was grounded in reality while staying true to the psychological thriller genre.
Seo Kang-joon is set to play a police officer who joins the internal investigations squad, and Kim Hyun-joo is set to play a former prosecutor-turned-lawyer who also ends up joining the team.
Directed by Ahn Gil-ho whose filmography includes the impressive Netflix fantasy drama Memories of the Alhambra and hit tvN legal thriller Forest of Secrets, it’s almost a guarantee that this drama will have unexpectedly satisfying twists and turns. It’s being written by Han Sang-woon who also wrote one of my other favorite legal thrillers, The Good Wife and combined with the casting of Han Seok-kyu, I think Watcher is definitely a drama to watch out for.
Saturday-Sunday drama Watcher will begin airing in July, after the end of Voice 3.
Via Seoul Kyungje