Hhhmmm, this is interesting. Not as bad as I worried it might be, though experience reminds me that stylized execution does not guarantee a decent story in K-drama. The first official stills and a teaser trailer has been released for IRIS 2 starring Jang Hyuk, Lee Da Hae, Lee Bum Soo, Im Soo Hyang, Oh Yoon Soo, Kim Seung Woo, and a bunch of newbie idols that look good wearing black and carrying a gun. I feel like this drama has continued franchise potential since the casting equivalents are the same from IRIS to Athena: Goddess of War to the now IRIS 2. Pick leading man and lady, convince a leading man to play the dark baddie, find a sexy older actor or actress, and round out with interchangeable idols with hot bodies. I honestly have no problem with this formula since it’s a moneymaker, except every time Tae Won Entertainment has to go cast actors I love and make me watch it. This time around, the person who stole the show in the teaser is Lee Bum Soo. I’m loving how kickass he looks already, showing a riveting intensity and manly sex appeal. I’ve no doubt Jang Hyuk and Lee Da Hae will hold down the fort as the protagonists nicely, but this franchise has a reputation for the bad guys to steal the show and this time looks no different. IRIS 2 continues filming in Eastern Europe before moving back to Korea, so imma expecting location shoot porn if the price to pay is a dumb as bricks story. Check out more stills and the cast at the script reading below. Hyukie’s crew cut has grown on me, and Da Hae’s hairstyle is glorious on her. With this being the third pairing between them, they will have done a melodrama, a sageuk, and now a thriller together. They need to do a rom-com next and that will have spanned all the major genres in K-dramas.
Teaser for IRIS 2: