Upcoming tvN crime-thriller series Stranger 2, featuring lead stars Cho Seung-woo and Bae Doo-na, has announced to premiere on August 15.
Stranger 2, which unfolds as a sequel to the hit 2017 series Stranger, features a new ethical dispute between the Prosecutor’s Office and the National Police Agency. The former, headed by elite prosecutor Woo Tae-ha (Choi Moo-sung, Arthdal Chronicles), wants discretionary power over all investigative proceedings, while the latter, including intelligence officer Choi Bit (Jeon Hye-jin, Search: WWW), seeks for autonomous authority.
Under the tense situation, Prosecutor Hwang Shi-mok (Cho Seung-woo, Life) and Detective Han Yeo-jin (Bae Doona, Kingdom Season 2) team up to independently conduct their own investigation on a hidden case.
In the freshly dropped, dark-toned character posters for the drama, the two protagonists stare intensely right at the camera. Hwang Shi-mok’s poster carries the statement, “If you are not silent, you will find the answer.” Meanwhile, Han Yeo-jin’s poster says, “I can’t stop the fog, but the truth has to be revealed.”
The first installment of the show brought in a new era of South Korean thrillers and became one of the most critically renowned shows of 2017. It bagged the Daesang (Grand Prize) for Television at the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards and was ranked among The New York Times’s Top 10 Best International TV Shows that year. Within its plotline, apathetic Hwang Shi-mok crossed paths with Lieutenant Han Yeo-jin at a murder crime scene. They then worked together in eradicating the corruption at the Prosecutor’s Office and in solving a serial murder case. Now, set two years after, the production team for Stranger 2 shared, “Shi-mok and Yeo-jin will meet again at a crucial time when the prosecutors and the police officers are on the verge of collision.”
Stranger 2 (also Secret Forest 2) is helmed by new director Park Hyun-suk of Just Dance (2018) and is penned by the same screenwriter, Lee Soo-yeon of Life (2018). It is scheduled to air every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 p.m. KST, replacing It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.
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