Male leads cast for Prosecutor Mata Hari
Park Shi-hoo, Han Jung-soo
Lots of casting news these days; here are two more roles that have been filled. SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Prosecutor Mata Hari, which will star Kim So-yeon, has now brought its two leads onboard: Park Shi-hoo and Han Jung-soo.
Park Shi-hoo will reprise (and dial up) the cold persona he showed in previous dramas Iljimae and Family Honor, showing off a sharp, sleek style. His lawyer character graduated from college in the U.S. and returns to Korea, where he passes the bar exam. Though he didn’t grow up in Korea, he takes on important cases for Korean businessmen and is able to help turn those businesses into very prosperous enterprises. This gives rise to a lot of speculation about his past and background, making him a mysterious character.
He’ll find himself pitted against Han Jung-soo for the affections of the lead (Kim’s frivolous prosecutor character); Han is currently heating up television screens (and ajummas’ hearts) as the slave-hunting General Choi in Chuno. Han’s character is also cool-headed and sharp as a prosecutor who throws himself into his work after the death of his wife.
Expectations are somewhat raised for this drama given its production team, as the writer and director led SBS’s Brilliant Legacy to great success last year. Prosecutor Mata Hari is looking to broadcast in April on Wednesdays and Thursdays.