Park Jin-hee, Jo Hyun-jae courted for new drama Housewife Detective
A new drama called Housewife Detective is in the works, and these four actors have reportedly received offers to star and are positively considering: Park Jin-hee (Oh My Geum-bi), 2PM’s Chansung (Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki), Jo Hyun-jae (Yong-pal), and Hong Su-ah (Malice).
Written by Park Eun-young (Hwarang) and Park Hee-kwon (Flu), with PD Han Chul-soo (My Little Baby) at the helm, Housewife Detective is about a struggling single mom named Myung Yoo-jin who coincidentally becomes an assistant to a self-described genius private investigator in order to make a living, and together, they tackle complicated cases. Park Jin-hee is up for the lead role, and Jo Hyun-jae is up to play her boss, hot-blooded detective Cha Jae-hoon. Character descriptions have not been released for the roles Chansung and Hong Su-ah have been offered.
None of the four actors have confirmed at this time, and there is no broadcaster attached yet, with JTBC denying early reports of having Housewife Detective on their programming slate. The production company for Housewife Detective stated that the drama is still in its early stages and that casting offers have been sent out to numerous actors. They expressed concern over false information regarding casting and content since it can influence potential broadcasters’ decisions, and added that Housewife Detective will be completely pre-produced and simulcast online in Korea and overseas.
I loved Park Jin-hee in Memory as a determined judge and mother grieving the loss of her son, and I can picture her taking on a lighter role as a scrappy housewife sleuth/Watson to Jo Hyun-jae’s Sherlock. If she confirms, it’s likely I’ll tune in!
Housewife Detective is currently sans broadcaster and is expected to release domestically and internationally later this year.
Via X Sports News