Netflix Announces “Black Knight” Starring Kim Woo Bin, Esom and Kang You Seok
Mounting his comeback project after almost six years, Kim Woo Bin collaborates with Esom and Kang You Seok in the series Black Knight!
Notably, this reunites Kim to Director Choi Ui Seok since the lauded film, Master.
Taking a futuristic concept, Black Knight threads on the premise of an air polluted world in 2071, where people depend on respirator masks to breathe. Only one percent of the human race has survived and a strict social stratification has been established in the deserted lands of the Korean Peninsula.
In the set fictional world, delivery drivers play a crucial role within this system, and for refugees, becoming a delivery driver is their only hope for survival.
Amid such chaos, Black Knight flows to the story of a legendary delivery driver named “5-8” with exceptional battle skills and a refugee “Sawol” who dreams of following in his footsteps.
Black Knight is based on the popular webtoon of the same title that won the E-IP Award at the Asian Film Market — an event connecting web drama, web novel, webtoon, story creators to entertainment industry specialists who can revamp them into different formats.
The story garnered attention for its creative premise, which reimagines a familiar profession, in this case Delivery Drivers, into a unique group responsible for the survival of the human race.
Mega Cast Meets Storytelling Master
Director Cho spearheads the production to turn the story into an action-packed series. Through his past works – Master, Cold Eyes and The World of Silence – he demonstrated a knack for storytelling, action sequencing, and stylish cinematography.
Sawol – a refugee boy and an admirer of “5-8” who dreams of becoming a delivery driver – will be performed by rising star Kang You Seok. He has broadened his spectrum and is on the fast track to stardom with his performances in dramas such as The Grotesque Mansion: The Original, Light on Me, Start-Up and Once Again.
Esom plays Seolah, a military officer at the Defense Intelligence Command. She saves Sawol’s life and cares for him like her own family. Esom’s acting caliber has been proven for her transformative performances in the films Samjin Company English Class, Inseparable Bros, Microhabitat and the drama Taxi Driver.
Under the guidance of Cho, the synergy among the stellar cast and portrayal of unique characters promise to captivate the viewers.
Black Knight will be released to audiences around the world, only on Netflix.
PR Source: Netflix
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