tvN’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Mouse introduces its four main cast members, Lee Seung-gi, Lee Hee-joon, Park Ju-hyun, and Kyung Soo-jin, through a set of emotional character posters.
Mouse is set in a futuristic world where advanced technology allows the detection of potential psychopaths through a fetal DNA test inside the mother’s womb. It follows law enforcers Jeong Ba-reum (Lee Seung-gi, Vagabond), a passionate neighborhood police officer, and Go Moo-chi (Lee Hee-joon, Mistress), an unruly detective, as they set off to hunt a vicious criminal who belongs to the top 1 percent of killer psychopaths.
In the freshly released character posters, Jeong Ba-reum conveys a concerned expression while looking at Go Moo-chi. Despite being a rookie police offer, the text in his poster says “Please put me on, too. I want to be helpful. That way, I think my heart will be comfortable, too,” which indicates that he has a kind nature and a commendable dedication to his duty.
Meanwhile, the face of homicide detective Go Moo-chi screams despair and resentment. He is known for being a troublemaker and oftentimes acts more like a criminal than a detective by carrying out illegal investigations. However, his emotions in the picture hint that a particular case is taking its toll on him. It could be one that is related to his parents’ murder and because his only goal in life is to kill the culprit, he might have become too personally invested in solving it, thereby also falling apart at every dead end he finds himself in. The caption on his poster reads, “Wait for me, I’ll let you go through my pain.”
One of the main characters, Oh Bong-yi (Park Ju-hyun, Zombie Detective), shots someone an angry stare as the text above her demands, “I asked for murder. If he is released from prison, kill him.” Although merely a high school student and remains under the care of her grandmother, she had gone through things that changed her into a mature but vengeful person who chooses to detach herself from society.
Lastly, production director Choi Hong-joo (Kyung Soo-jin, Hush) displays an anxious look as if she has just received a news tip from someone over the phone. Placing her thoughts in words, the caption before her pleads, “We should stop innocent murders.”
Mouse will begin airing on March 3 at 10:30 p.m. as tvN’s first Wednesday-Thursday drama to premiere this year.