First script read for KBS’s Masked Prosecutor
There’s nothing like a vigilante hero to get me excited for a new drama. Not that Kim Sun-ah (I Do, I Do) and Joo Sang-wook (Birth of a Beauty) together wouldn’t be worth watching for the cast alone, but then you give one of them a mask and a crusade to fight, and I’m there with bells on. And given that I only want Joo Sang-wook to do comedies from now on, I’m doubly excited that his prosecutor-by-day, masked-hero-by-night character sounds like a hoot.
KBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Masked Prosecutor officially kicked off production with a script read led by Kim Sun-ah and Joo Sang-wook, along with co-stars Ohn Joo-wan (Punch), Hwang Sun-hee (Master’s Sun), and Jeon Gwang-ryul (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi). The drama promises a fresh and upbeat romance between a prosecutor vigilante hero and a passionate detective heroine.
Joo Sang-wook stars as a cheeky materialistic prosecutor who only cares about job security and moving up the ranks… or so he wants everyone to believe. That cover persona hides the fact that he dons a mask to fight for the justice that didn’t prevail in the courtroom. He’s described as a hot-blooded character, to whom “fist-fighting is instinct, and slyness is optional.”
Kim Sun-ah plays a chief detective who’s overflowing with passion for her job. To her, “justice is instinct and intellect is optional,” which I’m sure gets her into a bit of trouble. But her strong sense of justice and her act-first-think-later mentality puts her in pretty similar territory with the hero, except for that pesky lawbreaking vigilante problem that might put a kink in the proceedings.
Ohn Joo-wan plays a cool-headed prosecutor who represents the corrupt power that Joo Sang-wook is fighting against. They’re also half-brothers, and the hero has a personal stake in bringing his family down. Hwang Sun-hee plays an intelligent prosecutor and the daughter of the minister of justice, who graduated at the top of her class. She was classmates with Joo Sang-wook’s character, and will end up helping him.
I really hope they have some fun with the cover persona and give Joo Sang-wook lots comical character moments in between all of his big hero missions. He was reportedly cracking everyone up during the script read, so I’ll take that as a good sign.
Masked Prosecutor follows Unkind Women in May.
Via TV Report
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