OCN takes on another village and another cult in Rescue Me 2
Ack. I distinctly remember how creepy the first season’s teasers were, and it doesn’t seem like the show’s creators are going to tone down the eerie for this season. There’s a new cast of fresh faces for the second season of OCN’s Rescue Me, which is almost disappointing, given how much I loved the ragtag gang last season, but I figure those characters have had their fill of crazy cults and opportunistic sexual predators.
This season will feature Uhm Tae-goo (Ansi City, Maids), Chun Ho-jin (My Strange Hero), Esom (The Third Charm), and Kim Young-min (My Ajusshi). Interestingly, Jo Jae-yoon (SKY Castle) is in the supporting cast lineup, but it doesn’t appear that he’ll be returning as his character in the first season of Rescue Me. Or maybe he is and he’s gotten an identity change since the events of the first season. Guess we’ll just have to watch to find out.
The two clips that were released are really short and there’s a lot of the same footage used for both. In the first clip, a lone black car drives past fields, and a man walks in the rain in the dead of night. A young girl with a pink backpack is walking along the side of a road in the evening and she’s being followed by someone in a car. We see a man enter a linoleum floor, and a cross which fades into a sparse, concrete church building built in the middle of nowhere. All through the clip, Chun Ho-jin prays that the town’s residents “will trust one another, and will dispel the evil spirits,” accompanied by some deeply disturbing violin playing.
The second clip starts with a dirt-covered road sign indicating that the area will soon be flooded. We see glimpses of the same street at night while raining, as well as the girl with the pink backpack. Uhm Tae-goo narrates what the captions say: “Here, everyone is crazy,” as we see him stand in front of the same concrete church building that we saw at the end of the first clip.
Rescue Me 2 will be directed by Lee Kwon, who has experience in both film and dramas, though the last drama he did was Shut Up: Flower Boy Band back in 2012. Since then, he’s directed films like My Ordinary Love Story and last year’s Door Lock. Rookie writer Seo Joo-yeon will be penning the script, though she’ll have some help since the project is an adaptation of an animated film titled Pseudo.
Rescue Me 2 will premiere on OCN’s Wednesday-Thursday slot on May 8.
Via Maeil Kyungje