In news that will get K-drama fans uncontrollably excited, Korean actor Kim Woo-bin known for his roles in Uncontrollably Fond and Inheritors is set to make a comeback with an upcoming Netflix original series. Titled Black Knight, the show will be written and directed by Cho Ui-seok who has worked with the actor in the past on Master. Joining Kim Woo-bin are actors E Som (Microhabitat, Taxi Driver) and Kang You-Seok (Light on Me, Start-Up).
Kim Woo-bin’s much-awaited comeback K-drama is described as a dystopian series set in a futuristic world. The Netflix show is based on an award-winning webtoon of the same name that gained popularity for its unique concept.
PSA: Kim Woo-bin’s back this 2022 and starring in Choi Ui-seok original Netflix series Black Knight alongside Kang You-seok and E Som.
I repeat, Kim Woo-bin IS BACK! pic.twitter.com/Wj6Itz2QE7
— Netflix Philippines (@Netflix_PH) January 12, 2022
From the show’s plot to character details, here’s everything we know about Black Knight:
As per the streamer’s press release, the series’ logline reads – Black Knight illustrates an air polluted world in 2071, where people depend on respirator masks to breathe. Only one per cent of the human race has survived, and a strict social stratification has been established in the deserted lands of the Korean Peninsula. Delivery drivers play a crucial role within this system, and for refugees, becoming a delivery driver is their only hope for survival. Amid the chaos, Black Knight tells the story of a legendary delivery driver “5-8” with exceptional battle skills and a refugee “Sawol” who dreams of following in his footsteps.
Kim Woo-Bin is all set to play legendary delivery driver “5-8.” Meanwhile, Kang You-Seok will play Sawol, a refugee boy and fan of driver “5-8” who dreams of becoming a delivery driver himself. E Som will play Seolah, a military officer from the Defense Intelligence Command who saves Sawol’s life and cares for him like her own family.
Black Knight will premiere on Netflix.
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