Joo Sang-wook and Kim Sun-ah for new KBS vigilante drama
Okay, why does the mental picture of Joo Sang-wook as a caped crusader immediately give me the giggles? Maybe it’s because he’s been letting loose in a string of rom-coms lately (Birth of a Beauty, Sly and Single Again), but I can so picture him in a ridiculous hero costume involving mostly tights. Technically, the new KBS drama he’s considering is about a masked crusader, cape optional: Masked Prosecutor will be the new Wednesday-Thursday drama headed to the network in May, and Joo Sang-wook and Kim Sun-ah (I Do, I Do, Scent of a Woman) are being courted to headline.
The drama comes from PD Jeon San of Ruby Ring and writer Choi Jin-won of Big Man, and is about a prosecutor who gets frustrated with the limits of the justice system. By day he works cases like anyone else, but by night he dons a mask to fight the baddies that he couldn’t put behind bars the conventional (some would say legal) way. Badass.
The character is a district prosecutor with a sly and cheeky personality. He’s a typical ambitious prosecutor looking to advance his career, but when he puts on his mask, he’s fists before reason, and full of zeal. The casting articles compare him to Zorro, which again, makes me giggle. I’d like to hope that he’s more like Harvey Dent by day, Batman by night; City Hunter and Prosecutor rolled into one.
And thankfully the heroine isn’t a damsel in distress just because the hero is, well, a hero — Kim Sun-ah has been offered the role of a detective squad chief in the violent crimes division. She’s an elite detective who runs around in the field even in a miniskirt. What, that’s so impractical. She’s an upright cop who’s unmoved by external pressures, and is passionate about justice. Mkay, but if she were really passionate about getting the bad guy, she’d at least wear sensible shoes.
Both Joo Sang-wook and Kim Sun-ah are considering favorably for now. What I really want to know is if the show is going to be light and fun or dark and dramatic. I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing these two double up on their comedic chops, but if you give me a Gaksital or a Healer who risks danger and hides his face to mete out his own justice, you certainly won’t get any complaints from me.
Masked Prosecutor follows Unkind Women in May.
Via IS Plus
- Birth of a Beauty: Episodes 1-2
- Joo Sang-wook courted for Birth of a Beauty
- Joo Sang-wook signs on for Trot
- Sly and Single Again: Episode 1
- Trailer and stills for Kim Sun-ah’s action thriller The Five
- Joo Sang-wook and Yang Dong-geun face off in The Punisher
- I Do, I Do: Episode 1
- Kim Sun-ah and Kim Joo-hyuk in Fighting Spirit
- Scent of a Woman: Episode 1
- My Name Is Kim Sam Soon: Episode 1