Jang Ki-yong and Nana confirmed for new OCN melo-thriller
Actors Jang Ki-yong (Come Here and Hug Me) and Nana (The Good Wife) have both been confirmed for new OCN drama, Blue Eyes.
The story is a melo-thriller about a hitman entangled by fate with a police detective in a “neither can live while the other survives” situation. Due to the circumstances, the hitman has to kill in order to find his family. At the same time, he’s being tailed by the detective who has to catch him in order to uncover the mystery surrounding her boyfriend’s death.
Jang Ki-yong will play hitman Kim Soo-hyun. The best in the industry and skilled with weaponry, he handles weapons with ease and possesses the versatility to turn anything on his person into a weapon. He’s a quick thinker with fast reflexes and also skilled in concocting the most perfect of plans to take care of his targets — then disappearing like a ghost. His ethnicity, age, and name are all unknown to the world, but he’s sought out by gangs or organizations to handle their most intractable foes. Although he doesn’t concern himself with society and is awkward when interacting with people, he holds a hidden longing for human affection.
Nana will play Detective Do Hyun-jin — the ace among the detectives on the investigations team. Competent and hard-working, she graduated from the police academy at the top of her class. She puts a lot of trust in her instincts, having excellent intuition, but also understands the need for a rational approach in decision-making. Though Nana’s character can’t bear seeing injustices, she isn’t a harsh and unbending person. She’s the kind of person who good-naturedly turns a blind eye to white lies. To others, she comes off cold and haughty, but she’s actually quite sensitive to other people’s feelings and inner pain.
Directing for Blue Eyes is PD Nam Sung-woo who most recently worked on 100 Days My Prince. Writing is credited jointly to Sohn Hyun-soo and Choi Myung-jin.
It’s nice to see Jang Ki-yong steadily building his filmography. 2018 was a good year for him and hopefully he’ll continue to rise in stardom in 2019 as well!
OCN’s Blue Eyes is currently set to air later this year in March 2019.