I gotta give screenwriter Kim Eun Sook and actor Lee Dong Wook equal credit for creating the first and now vividly memorable impression of what a modern day Grim Reaper looks like in Korean culture. Goblin the drama may be centered around the immortal general turned goblin but the secondary character of the Grim Reaper was just as creatively rendered. I’m not sure if a recently confirmed upcoming OCN drama is riding the reaper bandwagon but it certainly doesn’t hurt to use it when it’s still fresh in viewers memories. OCN has schedule K-drama Black for October 2017 following Save Me, with the drama about the grim reaper himself. Penning the screenplay is writer Choi Ran who wrote the Lee Jun Ki sageuk Iljimae a decade ago, and recently wrote God’s Gift: 14 days and directing is the PD of Voice.
I doubt it’ll be that coincidental for Lee Dong Wook to sign on as Black’s leading man but no matter who plays the grim reaper there will definitely be flashbacks to Lee Dong Wook’s all black hat wearing reaper with the deadpan delivery.