Action-thriller Lookout adds Key, Kim Seul-gi, Kim Tae-hoon
Key, Kim Seul-gi, Kim Tae-hoon
Lee Shi-young (Valid Love) and Kim Young-kwang (Man Living in My House) have both confirmed for upcoming action-thriller drama Lookout, which is about an everyman vigilante organization that seeks to bring justice to those who seem to live above the law. Each member has their own scars and stories that lead them to join, and Shinee’s Key (Drinking Solo), Kim Tae-hoon (Fantastic), and Kim Seul-gi (Second to Last Love) have all been tapped to become part of this secret group.
Lee Shi-young plays a former sharpshooter athlete who became a homicide and violent crimes detective. However, when her daughter is murdered and the killer just gets away, she joins the organization to get her revenge. Kim Young-kwang is an ambitious lawyer, a self-made man who is known for being ruthless in his dealings. But like Lee Shi-young, he’s only become that way because he nurses a childhood hurt that has driven him toward revenge his entire life. I’m happy to see Lee Shi-young back in the action genre because I think that’s where she shines best.
Key, I’ve heard, was pretty good in Drinking Solo as a lazy student who loved playing over studying. His character in Lookout is an accident-prone genius hacker, and I’m thinking he’ll provide some comedic relief for this show, which is looking like it’ll be filled with mostly dark heavy themes. Kim Tae-hoon is a prosecutor who strictly believes that criminals should be punished according to the law, until an event happens where he sees the corruptness of the justice system unfold right in front of his eyes. Last but not least, Kim Seul-gi has been offered the role of an antisocial orphan who lives with the constant guilt of outliving the tragic death of her entire family. But as she joins the organization, slowly she blooms into herself, becoming its eyes and ears with nothing beyond her surveillance skills.
Overall, the plot is a new one to dramaland, and so I’m not sure what to expect, but from the descriptions so far, I’m imagining that if Batman weren’t a one-man operation but a team effort instead, it would look a lot like this organization. And personally, I think Batman is the best superhero ever so this premise is definitely interesting to me. Lookout is slated to premiere in May after the end of Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People.
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