Sought-after screenwriter Kim Eun Hee expressed her thoughts about the possibility of releasing “Signal 2.”
The top rating mystery drama starred Lee Je Hoon, Kim Hye Soo, and Jo Jin Woong and debuted in 2016.
Interestingly, K-drama “Signal” became a massive hit that even countries like China, Thailand, and Japan made a remake of the tvN series.
Screenwriter Kim Eun Hee Wants to Work with ‘Signal 2’ Before Retiring
In her recent interview with Spotify News, the renowned screenwriter was asked about her plans to work on another sequel other than “Kingdom.”
Kim Eun Hee replied and expressed her desire to work for the second season of “Signal.”
She mentioned that the K-drama gave her huge “success” and wanted to show it in any way before retiring.
“No matter what I do, I am greedy to show it in any way before I retire. But it’s the same with the ‘Kingdom’ spin-off, and it’s not made by the author alone. I want to work hard and create conditions somehow,” she explained, adding that she has a lot of “motivation” to create the sequel.
“Signal” is just among Kim Eun Hee’s greatest creations as the veteran writer is also known for writing mystery thriller “Ghost,” the “Kingdom” series, and the highly anticipated K-drama “Cliffhanger” featuring the star-studded cast –Jun Ji Hyun, Ju Ji Hoon, Sung Dong Il and “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay” star Oh Jung Se.
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A Quick Recap on K-Drama ‘Signal’
The spine-chilling K-drama follows the story of Lee Je Hoon’s character Park Hae Yeong, who is a rookie police officer.
Prior to becoming a police officer, he witnessed a young girl being kidnapped in front of his elementary school in broad daylight.
At a young age, he tried to tell the authorities what happened, but no one paid attention to him, which made the young Park Hae Yeong doubt the police.
Fifteen years later, he became a criminal profiler and helped solve cold cases with their lead detective Cha Soo Hyun, played by Kim Hye Soo.
However, he mysteriously finds a walkie-talkie that allows him to contact Detective Lee Jae Han, portrayed by Jo Jin Woong.
Interestingly, the said detective lives in the past.
In K-drama “Signal,” both Park Hae Yeong and Lee Jae Han attempt to prevent and solve the crimes by communicating to the device despite living in a different time.
‘Signal’ Based on Real-Life Cases
Screenwriter Kim Eun Hee definitely did a great job portraying the characters in “Signal” however; one outlet mentioned that it was based on real-life cases in South Korea that have happened in the past.
Remember the child kidnapping that was mentioned in episode one? It was based on the 1997 case dubbed as the “Park Chorong Bitnari Kidnapping-Murder Case.”
It received the public’s attention after the investigators found out that the kidnapper was a woman who was at the time eight months pregnant. This left the whole of South Korea mourning for the child’s tragic death.
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Written by Geca Wills