K-Drama Sneak Peek: Shin Ha Kyun & Yeo Jin Goo Team Up To Catch A Serial Killer In New Psychological Drama “Beyond Evil”
JTBC’s newest offering is a psychological thriller that promises to have viewers on the edge of their seats.
Beyond Evil will explore the dark inner workings of the human minds – be it of a serial killer or the people trying to catch a murderer. Shin Ha Kyun (Soul Mechanic, Less Than Evil) is back in a Detective role and he paired up with Yeo Jin Goo (Hotel del Luna, The Crowned Clown) in this series. Completing the main cast are actors Choi Sung Eun, Choi Dae Hoon and Kim Shin Rok.
Supporting roles include a combination of veteran and up-and-coming actors. Cheon Ho Jin, Gil Hae Yeon, Heo Sung Tae and Choi Jin Ho, all seasoned performers, are playing pivotal characters, among others. Actors Nam Yoon Soo, Kang Min Ah, Park Ji Hoon, Son Sang Gyu Baek Suk Kwang and Lee Gyu Hoe complete the supporting cast.
Beyond Evil: Plot Sketch
Two detectives, poles apart and as different as night and day will team up to catch a serial killer. Task to do the smallest and basic jobs inside Manyang Police Substation, Lee Dong Sik is slowly settling in a peaceful life in the small city. One day, Han Joo Woon, a young and hotshot Detective with an equally high-profiled background gets transferred to the same police station. Not only does Joo Won takes on the Team Leader position, he also becomes Lee Dong Sik’s partner.
When a series of murders reminiscent of cases twenty years ago shatters that tranquility of the small city, the detectives work together to catch the culprit. As they chase after the murderer, both men start to question, not only the people involve, but they also begin to doubt themselves.
Beyond Evil: Main Characters
Shin Ha Kyun as Lee Dong Sik
Once a good and sharp Detective in Seoul, Lee Dong Sik seems to be content with his menial tasks at Manyang Police Station. From catching traffic violators to finding lost pets, patrolling the neighborhood, and taking complaints, Dong Shik has done it all. Folks from the small city view Dong Sik as a good person. However, his time as a Homicide Detective in the big city may have taken its toll and left scars, not only on his body but in his mind as well.
Yeo Jin Goo as Han Joo Woon
Born and raised in Seoul, Han Joo Won has it all. He is well-educated and his father is being eyed as the next chief of the National Police Agency. He entered the police department in the hopes of succeeding his father. After his stint at the Foreign Affairs Division at the Seoul Office, he transferred to Manyang Police Substation. Joo Won is a neat freak and he can not stand untidy surroundings. He tries his best to hide this major flaw.
Choi Dae Hoon as Park Jung Je
He is Dong Sik’s elementary, middle, and high school friend. A native of Munju, he went to United States to study art and stayed there for four years. His specialty is drawing a deer – an animal associated with his family and childhood trauma. He was born in a wealthy household and an only son. His mother is currently a Munju councilor. He struggled with the entrance examination and almost quit the Police academy. He eventually passed the exam. Jung Je is aware of his aptitude and skills. As such he only volunteered for a desk job and supporting role in the investigation team.
Choi Sung Eun as Yoo Jae Yi
The 28-year-old is master of handling knives as she heads her family’s butcher shop. She knows which knife is best suited for every meat cut. She can identify the type of knives used just by looking at marks left. Yoo Jae Yi earned her meat degree at age 15 when her father got into an accident which put him in a vegetative state. At 18, her father died but she did not mourn. Jae Yi is preparing to get out of their butcher shop after her father’s death, but her mother disappeared. She decided to stay and waits for her mother’s return.
Kim Shin Rok as Oh Ji Hwa
Also Dong Sik and Park Jung Je’s childhood friend who was a National Taekwondo representative. She likes to beat up bad guys and the only job that offers the chance to do it legally is being a police officer. Ji Hwa is one of the few women in the homicide team and her colleagues considered her as “one of the guys”. She married a developer but eventually got divorced without having any children. Oh Ji Hwa says her marriage was the only mistake she had in her life.
Beyond Evil is written by Kim Soo Jin whose works include the 2019 jTBC drama Light in Your Eyes and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. Taking on the director duties is PD Sim Na Yeon. Director Na Yeon directed the youth drama At Eighteen and School of Hip Hop.
Beyond Evil takes the 11PM Friday-Saturday timeslot previously occupied by Hush. It will have its first broadcast on February 19 via jTBC. It is also available for streaming on Viu Singapore on February 20.
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Video courtesy of Viu Singapore