Cast assembled for conspiracy drama Father’s War
New-drama alert! SBS is prepping an upcoming Monday-Tuesday series called Father’s War, which has cast Wang Ji-hye in the lead, who’s coming off of the cable drama Bachelor’s Vegetable Store. Is it weird that I’m more excited about the ajusshis, though? The drama has also cast Sohn Hyun-joo, who’s always wonderful in everything (Neighbor Enemies, Sons of Sol Pharmacy) and Kim Sang-joong, who will forever be, in my mind, the City Hunter’s Bad (and Badass) Daddy.
The story deals with a cop (Sohn Hyun-joo) who loses his 15-year-old daughter in a car crash, and then also loses his wife soon afterward from the trauma of their daughter’s death. He believes it was just an unfortunate accident until he discovers that his daughter was the sacrificial lamb in a greater conspiracy, and the ensuing fury spurs him to set out to uncover the truth.
Wang Ji-hye plays a passionate reporter who’s the daughter to the CEO of a large corporation. She helps Sohn Hyun-joo with his mission to ferret out the truth, and in the process uncovers secrets in her own family. Meanwhile, Kim Sang-joong plays the antagonist, which should make for some awesome conflict; this man practically takes antagonism to new levels. Cold is the new hot, yo.
Sohn Hyun-joo, Kim Sang-joong
This sounds more like a film plot than a drama, but that’s part of what grabs my attention. I like the idea of a season-long conspiracy and an angry cop gone rogue; it makes me think of all those solo-man-fights-the-conspiracy movies starring actors like Kim Seung-woo or Kim Myung-min. Please be badass; I’d love another Story of a Man. Good thrillers are so hard to come by; or maybe it’s that for me, thrillers have to be awesome to be enjoyable, whereas I can easily sit through a middling rom-com any day of the week.
I’m not quite sure what to think of the producers, PD Jo Nam-gook and writer Park Kyung-soo, who have done projects like August Bride, City of Glass, Does Anyone Love, and Neighbor Enemies. They’re not exactly taut thriller shows. But I’m interested enough by the story to see whether this team will be able to pull off massive conspiracies and revenge missions.
Father’s War is in the process of securing the rest of its cast, and will begin filming in early May. It replaces Fashion King at the end of next month.
Via Star News