Script read clip and character stills for tvN’s Criminal Minds

We’ve got some additional stills of our main profilers for tvN’s upcoming crime thriller Criminal Minds, as well as a behind-the-scenes video of the cast’s first script read, which was just released yesterday. It’s always fun to see actors interacting off camera, and we also get to briefly see some of the dynamics at play within the NCI team.

I have to say, Lee Jun-ki (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) looks pretty convincing in police protective gear, and while I know he’s done plenty of onscreen action in modern setting dramas and otherwise, I only seem to remember those scenes in his sageuk projects. I look forward to seeing him in the present-day with such an action-heavy character. Judging by the script read video, it looks like Lee Jun-ki’s character will also regularly clash with Sohn Hyun-joo’s (Three Days). They’re pretty much at opposite ends of the alpha male spectrum, one level-headed and pragmatic, the other hot-headed and somewhat brash.

Quite honestly, I’m much more excited to see our profilers’ relationships with each other, rather than the actual serial killer cases, though they can be compelling if well-executed and relevant to character development. Hopefully, this cast, which also includes Moon Chae-won (Goodbye Mr. Black), Lee Sun-bin (Missing 9), Go Yoon (Monster), Yoo Sun (Our Gap-soon), and Kim Young-chul (Father Is Strange), can replicate the heart-warming and adorable interactions that makes the original Criminal Minds so watchable. ‘Cause goodness knows I haven’t followed the show for 12 seasons for its serial killers.

Criminal Minds will premiere on July 26 in tvN’s spiffy new Wednesday-Thursday slot.