OCN’s Ghost Detective delays broadcast
So… OCN’s newest crime procedural Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-young (or just Cheo-young, as it’s being referred to more commonly) was technically supposed to air this week, according to initial casting and pre-production press. But OCN has decided to delay the broadcast, and not by a couple of weeks, but a couple of months. Hm. What is wrong with this drama that they’re not telling us?
The official line is that they just need more time to complete it and raise its quality, but that’s a whole bucket of vague in a dramaland that lives by the live-shoot. Not that that’s always the thing to strive for, and at least on cable there’s a bit of leeway to make your own rules. Still, I wonder what the production’s issues are that they’re pushing the premiere so far. With a ghost-centric mystery thriller, my go-to guess is that it’s budget concerns over CG, but who knows. Maybe they decided that there were too many ghost-seers in dramaland lately. I sure could use a break from the theme.
The drama is being prepped for an early 2014 broadcast now, and reportedly continues to shoot. It’s a 10-episode original series from the PD of Arrest King and one of the writers of Joseon X-Files. It looks far darker than the other ghost-seeing dramas we’ve had this year, with more of a horror bent and a crime thriller backbone. The short teasers don’t show us much (I’m getting the sense that this is evidence of the slow progress on set?) but they are going for chills and thrills.
The series stars Oh Ji-ho (God of the Workplace) as a detective who’s been able to see, hear, and touch ghosts since birth. He goes from elite detective to lowly district cop after a tragic accident, and though he shuts himself off from the world, one day he talks back to the schoolgirl ghost who keeps following him (played by idol group Secret’s Jeon Hyo-sung) and gets caught up in cases involving the “dead signs” that ghosts leave behind. He eventually works with his partner Oh Ji-eun (King of Dramas), solving spooky cases and rejoining the land of the living.
Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-young will (hopefully, maybe?) air early next year on OCN.
Via Star News
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