New drama from Heartless City writer courts Lee Shi-young, Kim Mu-yeol
It’s a cable lovechild, if you will: a director from tvN and a writer from JTBC have spawned a new drama for OCN. Writer Yoo Sung-yeol of the noir crime thriller Heartless City is penning a new drama called My Beautiful Bride over at crime thriller headquarters, otherwise known as cable network OCN. The PD of Emergency Couple is onboard, and Lee Shi-young (Valid Love, Golden Cross) and Kim Mu-yeol (War of Dogs, Eungyo) are currently being courted to headline.
Lee Shi-young just completed her last drama Valid Love in February, while Kim Mu-yeol hasn’t been on television in over five years (The Wife Is Back, Iljimae). He’s primarily a musical actor (Kinky Boots, The Promise) who does the occasional movie. He’s also about to marry actress Yoon Seung-ah (I Need Romance 3, Empire of Gold) in April.
The new suspense thriller will be about a husband whose wife goes missing one day. He sets out to find her himself, and that’s as much as the basic premise tells us. Kim Mu-yeol is up for the leading husband role, while Lee Shi-young has been offered the part of a detective. I totally expected her to play the wife, but perhaps the missing wife is more like a secondary character who drives the plot but doesn’t get much screen time?
In any case, I love it when Lee Shi-young gets to put her real-life badassery to use onscreen in action-packed roles. It’d be nice to have Kim Mu-yeol play an everyman, all raw emotion and brash actions, while Lee Shi-young plays the tough detective. Though perhaps from the writer of Heartless City, nothing is what it seems on the surface?
My Beautiful Bride will follow Missing Noir M on Saturday nights beginning in June.
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