OCN's upcoming suspense thriller, Duel released character teasers on 25 May, giving viewers a bigger picture of Duel's main cast.
Reportedly, this is the first time in the history of Korea TV that human clone has been used as the drama theme. The set up of the drama is however not in far future, it is in 2017 itself so that the viewers feel that human cloning can take place in their daily lives.
The story of the drama mainly revolves around two clones who are on opposing sides- good and evil and a veteran detective whose daughter has been kidnapped.
The production team revealed more about the main characters of the drama which include Jang Seuk-cheon(Jung Jae-Young) who is a loving father and reckless detective. His life starts crumbling under him after his daughter is kidnapped.
Viewers will see Choi Jo-hye (Kim Jung-eun) as a confident and ambitious prosecutor in the drama who will be caught within the human clone cases and in the course she will have to make some bold choices. Though, Choi is a villain in the drama, she will sometimes display her compassionate side as well.
In the drama, Sung-joon (Yang Se-jong) is an alleged criminal who lost his memory and is trying hard to find out the truth. Sung-hoon(Yang Se-jong) is a mysterious human clone who looks exactly like Sung-joon and tries to frame his crime on Sung-joon.
The programme director (PD) of Duel, Lee Seung-hoon reveals the story behind this Steven Spielberg-inspired thriller stating, "Human clone is a popular topic for movies and dramas, often set in the future. What differentiates Duel is that it is set in the present times (2017)." Lee picked up the title of the drama Duel, inspired by Steven Spielberg's work of the same title.
Meanwhile, tvN's Singapore feed will bring to viewers first-run dramas with fresh episodes every week within 24 hours after premiering in Korea, commencing with OCN's suspense thriller, Duel every Sunday and Monday at 9:45pm starting from 4 June.
Duel will be aired on tvN Asia's Singapore feed within 24 hours after broadcasting in Korea, premiering on 4 Jun at 9:45pm, (SGT).