Jeon So-min offered tvN prison medical revenge drama Cross: God’s Gift
I could see this pairing, though I’m not sure this is the kind of drama that’ll have time for romance: Jeon So-min (1% of Anything) is considering an offer to star opposite Go Kyung-pyo (Strongest Deliveryman) in tvN’s new medical revenge drama Cross: God’s Gift, about a man who becomes a doctor so that he can go work at the prison where his father’s killer is serving his sentence. Well that’s different.
The drama will be helmed by new writer Choi Min-seok, and PD Shin Yong-hwi of the awesome OCN time-slip mystery Tunnel (man I loved that show), so I’m hoping for another sharp, addictive thriller. Go Kyung-pyo is up to play the leading character, a man whose father was brutally killed 13 years ago. He suffered an accident at the time that enhanced his left brain capacity and made it possible for him to graduate at the top of his class in medical school, where he learns how to save lives and also how to kill people. He chose to become a doctor in order to exact revenge on his father’s murderer, and the drama is about what happens as he goes to work at the prison where the killer is an inmate.
Jeon So-min has been offered the role of the organ transplant coordinator at the hospital where Go Kyung-pyo’s character starts out as a first-year resident. Jo Jae-hyun (Solomon’s Perjury) will play the chief of the organ transplant department, and Jeon So-min’s character is his daughter. She’s described as a rule-follower, which I can’t imagine will go over well opposite a man who became a doctor to kill a killer.
It’s certainly a cool premise, though I’m just going to suggest that becoming a prison guard would have taken less schooling and debt… but what do I know about an intricate revenge plan 13 years in the making? My left brain only functions at normal capacity.
Cross: God’s Gift will follow Monday-Tuesday drama Rude Miss Young-ae 16 (which comes after Because This Life Is Our First) in early 2018.