“Signal”: a paranormal cop drama debuts in 2016

The main cast of the new Korean drama, "Signal"

The main cast of the new Korean drama, “Signal”: Lee Je-hoon playing “Park Hae Young”, Kim Hye-soo playing “Cha Soo Hyun”, and Jo Jin-woong playing “Lee Jae Han.”

The writers of “Ghost” and “Sign” are back with their latest drama, “Signal”. Signal, a paranormal police drama, about cops both past and present who can communicate with one another via two-way radio, and how they use this unique situation to crack long-unsolved cases. The released teaser introduces the main cast: Lee Je-hoon playing “Park Hae Young”, Kim Hye-soo playing “Cha Soo Hyun”, and Jo Jin-woong playing “Lee Jae Han.”

The teaser gives us glimpses of the characters’ past and present. Lee Je-hoon stars as a bad boy cop in the present-day timeline. He was a rebellious teen who had such terrible experiences with authority figures that he hated any and all cops.

While Kim Hye-soo is a detective with 15 years’ experience in homicide, whose one real weakness is her terrible temper. She’s famous for losing her cool and constantly gets into trouble because of it, eventually landing herself on the long-term unsolved cases task force alongside Lee Je-hoon. Meanwhile, Jo Jin-woong is a cop from the past who’s missing in his own timeline and exists only inside the two-way radio.

The criminal case depicted in the drama series is inspired by a true incident that occurred in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea over the course of six years (1986 – 1991). As 10 women were raped and murdered within a 2km radius ranging from a 71 year-old grandmother to a 13 year old schoolgirl.

The new drama is expected to be released on 22 January 2016, following tvn’s “Answer Me 1988“.

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