Woo Do-hwan may go from Rescue Me student to a scholar in Mad Dog
Oh, I like this much better. Perhaps those in charge of casting at Mad Dog have realized that going from a capricious, hair-color-changing deity to a genius professor was going to be a hard sell to viewers, because Gong Myung (Bride of the Water God 2017) seems to be out of the running, and the production is now courting Woo Do-hwan (Rescue Me) for the role of a human brain expert instead.
Mad Dog is the upcoming KBS drama about a team of investigators of the same name, who hunt and bring justice upon scammers—specifically criminals who take basic schemes and copy and expand upon them in order to defraud insurance companies out of large sums of money. Yoo Ji-tae (The Good Wife) is still being wooed to play the team lead, and Ryu Hwa-young (Father Is Strange) is also in talks to play a sultry and badass team member.
Professor Kim, the team member role being offered to Woo, was previously billed as another starring role, but in current reports the description has been tamped down a bit, with less discussion of the professor’s numerous degrees and an interesting additional tidbit that the handsome young genius who’s able to solve mysteries that stump even veteran detectives was a former con himself.
I missed The Man Living in Our House and had to go catch up on Rescue Me to write about Woo, but he’s really been doing a phenomenal job as Dong-chul, the heart-tugging biker youth who has an alcoholic father but who’s ever the loyal friend and doting grandson. I think he’d be a great addition to the Mad Dog team, and he’s got a couple of years on Gong Myung, which helps add to the character’s scholarly credibility.
I’m a sucker for Scooby team shenanigans, a sucker for anything with Yoo Ji-tae, and I’d really look forward to the synergies that Woo, Yoo and Ryu Hwa-young could cook up, so my fingers are crossed all three will come on board. Mad Dog will take the spot vacated by Manhole on KBS on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning in October.