Darker and serious themed dramas seem to be the ones getting good reviews this year so hopefully OCN has the right execution and cast lined up for its upcoming grim reaper soul swap drama Black. Taking over from Save Me (and followed by Bad Guys 2), Black tells the story of a grim reaper cast off from heaven played by Song Seung Heon who possess the body of a police detective, and together with a reporter played by Go Ara who can see death they work together to save lives against the heavenly orders.
Rounding out the cast is the Lee El coming off from one grim reaper drama to another after Goblin along with young actor Kim Dong Joon. The screenwriter is Choi Ran who wrote God’s Gift: 14 Days and Iljimae with PD Kim of Voice, Pied Piper, and Liar Game directing. Hopefully both Song Seung Heon and Go Ara will fare better back in a modern setting compared to their respective last drama outings in sageuks Saimdang: Light’s Diary and Hwarang. Continue reading