tvN thriller Forest of Secrets confirms leads, adds Lee Jun-hyuk
Great news all around for tvN’s new mystery-thriller Forest of Secrets: The upcoming legal-police drama has confirmed leading actors Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift–14 Days) and Bae Doo-na (Tunnel), and is now busy securing a strong supporting cast with the addition of Lee Jun-hyuk (Naked Fireman) and Lee Kyung-young (D-Day).
Jo Seung-woo stars as a cold and lonely prosecutor who lost the ability to feel emotions following a brain surgery in his youth. He’s lonely because the prosecutor’s office is full of corruption, and for eight years he’s stood alone as the sole prosecutor who’s held onto his integrity. One day, a corpse is dropped in front of him, and in chasing a serial murderer, he ends up in a labyrinth of mysteries and corruption within his department.
Bae Doo-na will play a warm and lonely cop (ah, I see what you did there—two lonelyhearts, one cold, one warm?) who graduated from the police academy and served her time in bottom-rung positions, and finally earned her spot in the violent crimes unit. She’s only two months into her shiny new job as a detective, but she’s respected by the veterans and acknowledged for her skills. She’s the first on the scene when Jo Seung-woo discovers the corpse, and they’ll end up cooperating on the case.
Lee Jun-hyuk has been confirmed to play a prosecutor, which just makes me think of his City Hunter character. I was awfully fond of him. He’ll play Jo Seung-woo’s colleague, a handsome and successful prosecutor who has an inferiority complex because of his background. We already know that Lee Jun-hyuk is good in this type of role, so I like the choice.
Shin Hye-sun (Legend of the Blue Sea) is considering the part of a prosecutor trainee from a prestigious background, full of pride but eager to prove herself. And Lee Kyung-young has joined the cast in an unspecified role, though I can guess that he’s probably not a very nice character. The actor specializes in cold executives (Misaeng, D-Day) and is practically dramaland’s representative for The Man. At least he’s good at it.
Forest of Secrets will be a fully pre-produced drama, and is currently being considered for the May Monday-Tuesday slot following The Liar and His Lover, as well as a Friday-Saturday slot sometime this year.
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