Uhm Tae-woong also in the mix to join SBS thriller Wanted
The maybe-cast is looking pretty great for SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Wanted, though it’s unclear how many of these actors they’ll manage to sign on for sure. The thriller series just got its June timeslot this week, so the clock’s definitely ticking for the production; Kim Hyun-joo (I Have a Lover) and Jin Gu (Descended From the Sun) are currently considering leading roles, and an offer is out to Uhm Tae-woong (Valid Love) to join them.
The series is about a top film actress whose son is kidnapped, and her harrowing struggle to get him back by completing missions during a live broadcast of a reality show, per the kidnapper’s orders. Kim Hyun-joo is up for the role of the actress, while Jin Gu has been offered the lead detective role. He’s a dogged cop who’ll become singularly obsessed with catching the kidnapper.
Uhm Tae-woong is considering a different role (I know! Not a cop? How is that even possible?) — he’s up to play a television producer at a cable network. The heroine is his first love, and in order to help her get her son back, he’ll create an unprecedented live broadcast for her on his station. Well that makes sense that he’d do it because of a personal connection, though you could argue that a shrewd PD would’ve done it for the ratings anyway.
It’ll be nice to have Uhmforce back on TV, in any case, even if I find it odd that he wouldn’t be cast as the detective on a thriller like this. I’ll probably watch the whole drama wondering when the PD will bust out his gun and go chase after the kidnapper himself. So far chances are good that it’ll be a suspenseful thriller with a strong leading cast. Now we just need everyone to confirm.
Wanted follows Entertainer and premieres June 15.
Via TV Daily
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