Shin Ha-kyun, Yeo Jin-gu to star in new JTBC suspense drama Monster
Shin Ha-kyun, Yeo Jin-gu
A new JTBC drama has been lined up, called Monster, and casting has been confirmed for actors Shin Ha-kyun (Soul Repairer) and Yeo Jin-gu (Hotel del Luna).
The story is a psychological suspense about two police officers determined to hunt down a serial killer, even if it means using unconventional methods. Through their journey, the drama explores different facets of human character and will continue to question who the true monster is. Whether it’s you, me, or all of us.
Shin Ha-kyun takes on the role of Sergeant Lee Dong-shik. In his police detective days, he had once worked fearlessly in the violent crimes division. But his life has been peaceful since being re-deployed to a quiet station in the countryside and he keeps busy by helping with all sorts of odd jobs.
Everything changes, though, when a new officer is appointed to the Shin Ha-kyun’s station: Yeo Jin-gu’s character, Detective Han Joo-won. Yeo turns out to be Shin’s new partner and, complicating matters, Yeo is higher in rank owing to an affluent family. Yeo’s arrival also triggers the resurfacing of an old serial murder case from 20 years ago. The once quiet little village becomes overturned in fear.
Written by Kim Soo-jin (Mad Dog) and directed by PD Shim Na-yeon (A Moment at Eighteen), JTBC drama Monster is currently being planned to air in the early half of 2021.