Chilling sci-fi thriller Duel to cool the summer with killer clones
Please wait while I add Duel to my summer drama list pronto: This OCN drama has been low-key about promoting, but now it’s definitely on my radar. Potential dark serial killers, check. Good and evil clones, double check. Throw in Yang Se-jong (Saimdang—Light’s Diary), and you can count me in!
The plot will be centered around veteran actor Jung Jae-young’s (Assembly) character, a hardened detective cop whose daughter is kidnapped. The thrilling story begins when he starts to chase down the suspect using the one clue he has: Two men with the same face were at the crime scene.
Apparently at the script read, Jung Jae-young had such adorable bonding moments with his onscreen daughter Lee Na-yoon (Cinderella and the Four Knights) that the staff have already deemed him a “daughter-loving idiot.” The other main character, played by Kim Jung-eun (Oohlala Spouses), is an emotionless violent crimes department prosecutor, who will actually be a villainous character in the drama. This development is quite interesting, because I can’t remember the last time she was in an antagonist’s role. Her wide doe eyes and natural smile just bring to mind a sweet-faced ajumma, so I’m looking forward to seeing the image reversal.
Last but not least in the main cast, my puppy Yang Se-jong is playing the two clones! There’s not much detail into how his artificially engineered characters came about, but I’m kind of hoping for him to have a romantic-type relationship with Seo Eun-soo, who’s playing a medical journalist. Wouldn’t it be awesomely cute for their thwarted love line in Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim to happen in this alternate drama universe?
In the newly released first teaser clip, a dark hooded figure is shown while rapid sequences of veins and DNA helices are flashed. Then the hooded figure diverges into two mirrored images, and copy emerges that says, “A man exactly like me made me a murderer.” In the second part, the same hooded figure is shown, while the audio plays jumbled voices of Jung Jae-young searching for his daughter. When the hooded figures become mirror images again, this time the copy says, “On the day my daughter disappeared, I saw two men who looked exactly the same.”
Saturday-Sunday thriller drama Duel will begin airing on June 3, after Tunnel ends its run.
Via TV Report