On March 29, Seo Kang-joon‘s agency Fantagio revealed that he is considering an offer to star in OCN’s upcoming drama Watcher.
The new series is a psychological thriller about a secret organization existing within the police. Its story will revolve around three people whose lives are ruined by a tragic incident. One of them is a middle-aged investigator who is an outsider in the police force. Another is a former scientist who, during his childhood, witnessed his police officer father killing his mother. These three people will band together to form a corruption investigation team in order to locate the true source of evil power within the police.
Seo Kang-joon has been courted for the role of the former scientist. If he accepts, he would be stepping into a genre and a role that he has never tried before. He was seen in two dramas last year, first as a wealthy heir and robot in fantasy romance series Are You Human Too? and second, as a college student in the coming-of-age drama The Third Charm. Last month, Seo confirmed a starring role in romance drama Something About Us.
Meanwhile, Han Suk-kyu has been offered the role of the middle-aged investigator, which he is also currently reviewing. The actor was last seen in the 2016 medical drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim.
Ahn Gil-ho, director of tvN series’ Memories Of The Alhambra (2018-2019) and Secret Forest (2017), will be helming Watcher. Writing will be handled by Han Sang-woon, who crafted the Korean remake of The Good Wife (2016).
Watcher will succeed Voice 3 on OCN sometime in the middle of the year.