Chun Jung-myung headlines OCN thriller, joins variety show
It looks like Chun Jung-myung (Queen of the Night) will be making a double comeback to television this spring. On the heels of announcing that he’ll be joining the new season of MBC variety show Real Men, he’s also confirmed the OCN crime thriller drama Ten Days Ago. The drama is still working out a timeslot on OCN’s schedule, but with its newest show Cheo-yong barely premiering this week (after months of delay), there’s no way Ten Days Ago will hit its original target March broadcast. But now that Chun has signed on, things are looking up.
The drama will follow OCN’s 10-episode dark crime thriller mold, and comes from PD Kim Yong-kyun of The Webtoon and writer Ahn Young-soo who worked on Itaewon Murder Case. It’s about a crime that has ten days left before the statute of limitations runs out on it, leading to a mad dash between the person trying to keep the crime hidden and the one trying to uncover it. We’re not told whether Chun Jung-myung is playing the hider or the seeker, though his character carries with him a deep regret over something he did fifteen years ago. I guess everyone’s just going to take a turn racing against the clock for three, ten, or fourteen days this year in dramaland.
But first Chun Jung-myung will be joining the cast of MBC’s Sunday variety show Real Men, where celebrities go back to the army for suffering and bonding. The show will close out the current season on February 9 as Jang Hyuk, Ryu Soo-young, and Sohn Jin-young leave the show, while current members Kim Suro, Seo Kyung-seok, Sam Hammington, and Park Hyung-shik are staying for Season 2.
Along with Chun, new members will include actor Park Gun-hyung (I Do, I Do), and singers K. Will and Henry. I have no idea about these other new guys, but Chun Jung-myung is hilariously competitive so I imagine he’ll be a good fit for a show like this. Right after he joined, the show also scored his Queen of the Night costar Kim Min-jung to do the narration for the show, which should be a fun addition since they played husband and wife.
The second season of Real Men starts shooting mid-February and Ten Days Ago is still in pre-production.
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