Mystery Queen 2 adds two more case-solvers
I can’t believe it’s already been three years since Lee Da-hee’s last drama Mrs. Cop, but apparently she’s thinking about returning with the second season of crime procedural Mystery Queen. Kwon Sang-woo and Choi Kang-hee are reprising their roles as the gruff cop and housewife-detective partner duo who solve cases together. In addition, film actor Park Byung-eun is considering an offer to return to the franchise; he was in the first season, though he’s probably better known to audiences through his recent noteworthy turn in Because This Life Is Our First.
The role that Lee Da-hee has been offered sounds interesting—most days, she’s a pastry chef who bakes cakes and manages a chain of bakeries across the country, but once a year she performs in a play as an amateur theater actor. Will she become the third leg of the partnership that Lee Won-geun has left empty? According to her character description, it says that she’ll help Choi Kang-hee with her cases and help Kwon Sang-woo with his life problems.
On the other hand, Park Byung-eun is set to play the second team leader for the violent crimes department, whose inner thoughts are opaque to all. No one knows if he’s on the side of justice or corruption, but he’s adept at wielding the power of the press and politics to solve his cases. He’s got an “If you want to get a job done right, you have to do it yourself” mentality and does not trust anyone with his cases. After his adorkable role in Because This Life is Our First, I’m not sure if I can imagine him as this mysterious morally ambiguous policeman, but I’m happy to see more of him onscreen.
KBS drama Mystery Queen is slated to begin in February 2018, after the end of Black Knight.
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- Mrs. Cop: Episode 1
- Mrs. Cop: Lee Hana out, Lee Da-hee in
- Because This Life Is Our First: Episode 1
- Supporting cast secured for tvN’s Because This Life Is Our First
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