Two Weeks PD helms new MBC vigilante drama Lookout
Just on the heels of the premiere of its epic sageuk Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People, MBC has announced the next drama to follow. In May after the Monday-Tuesday drama ends, they plan to broadcast a new vigilante drama called Lookout, which is about a club of ordinary people whose lives were shattered because they lost their loved ones due to violent crimes.
In the drama, the characters will realize that they live in a society where basic rules like “Bad guys should be punished” are not kept. Despite karma not doing its job, they become the “good guys” who fight for justice. The drama will capture how they learn to embrace and accept their pain and create a better world, where people can believe that justice exists.
Writer Kim Soo-eun won an honorable mention with the script in an open contest held by MBC in 2016, and PD Sohn Hyung-shik of the thrilling fugitive drama Two Weeks and the fantasy sageuk Shine or Go Crazy will be directing. I loved the heart-pounding suspense of Two Weeks, which starred Lee Jun-ki as a good man outside the law, though I have more reservations about Shine or Go Crazy, which I disliked as a traditional sageuk-lover. So I’m tentatively reserving judgment until more information comes out, though Lookout sounds closer to Two Weeks in theme, which is promising.
The drama has yet to start casting, but is it too much to hope that Ji Sung will jump in after he finishes Defendant? With those big expressive eyes, I know he’d be great as an emotionally-scarred everyman…
Via DongA Sports