tvN’s ongoing mystery-thriller drama Mouse has dropped a new main poster for its second half, which hints at the drastic changes in Lee Seung-gi’s personality in the coming episodes.
Mouse follows law enforcers Jeong Ba-reum (Lee Seung-gi, Vagabond), a steadfast neighborhood police officer, and Go Moo-chi (Lee Hee-joon, Mistress), an unruly detective, as they team up to hunt a vicious serial killer who belongs to the top 1 percent of psychopaths.
In the first half of the series, it was revealed that Dr. Han Seo-joon (Ahn Jae-wook, Five Enough) had transplanted the brain of his son Sung Yo-han (Kwon Hwa-woon, Zombie Detective) into Ba-reum. Since then, Ba-reum has been feeling off and even started having hallucinations. Despite desperately praying that he does not turn into a psycho like Yo-han, his new consciousness overpowered his good nature, and he eventually strangled a man.
The two main posters for Mouse roughly have the same elements, and both feature Jeong Ba-reum and Go Moo-chi standing next to each other. In the second one, Ba-reum ditched his regular police uniform for a black long coat. Moreover, his facial expression shifted from being determined and reliable in the first main poster to being cold and menacing in the second one. Meanwhile, Moo-chi still has that anxious and confused look on his face, only this time, his gaze is locked on his partner Ba-reum. Arguably the most intriguing difference between the two main posters, however, are their taglines. It previously said, “He is hunting people,” but now, it reads, “I am beginning a new hunt.”
The production team behind Mouse shed light on the meaning of the second main poster, saying, “As the overall context and atmosphere of the series will completely transform in the second half, we tried to capture the changes visually through a new main poster that has a different vibe. In order to refresh the memory of the viewers and induce more interest in the work, a special episode that summarizes the major twists in the drama so far will be aired on April 7. Please look forward to the second half [of Mouse] for a story that no one has ever expected to unfold.”
Mouse airs on tvN every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 p.m. KST.