Uhm Tae-goo in talks to headline OCN’s upcoming series

Uhm Tae-goo is in discussions to lead OCN’s upcoming mystery-horror series Hometown.

Following news reports that Uhm has been chosen to portray the main character in the drama, his agency Prain TPC clarified on February 18 that the actor has yet to make a decision. “Uhm Tae-goo is positively considering his appearance in the new OCN drama Hometown,” the representative shared.

Hometown was recently introduced as one of OCN’s exciting series lined up for 2021. It is described as drama about evil spirits and will center on a recording that contains mysterious sounds and the uncanny serial murders that have taken place in a small town.

Uhm has reportedly been offered the role of Cho Kyung-ho. Upon returning to his hometown after studying in Japan, Kyung-ho committed an act of terrorism and eventually surrendered to the police. No one knows the reason behind his action, why he chose such a place for his crime, and his intention for surrendering himself. Nonetheless, he gets sentenced with life imprisonment and has since been serving his punishment while completely disconnected from the outside world.

Uhm Tae-goo is a critically acclaimed film actor who has joined the cast of notable silver-screen projects such as Coin Locker Girl (2015), The Age of Shadows (2016), A Taxi Driver (2017), and The Great Battle (2019). In the field of television, Uhm has participated in the dramas Bad Guy (2010), Inspiring Generation (2014), and More Than a Maid (2015). If he accepts the offer for Hometown, he will potentially make a back-to-back OCN appearance, following his lead role in the 2019 series Save Me 2.

Hometown is slated to grace the small screen this summer as a six-part series.

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