Netflix announced a thriller series, Gyeongseong Creature, for viewers around the globe. It is a compelling story about wretched creatures and those who go up against them. Set in the spring of 1945, in the city of Gyeongseong, the series is highly anticipated due to the sheer amount of talent tied to it.
International heartthrob Park Seo-jun who received acclaim for his roles in the dramas Itaewon Class and What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, plays Jang Tae-sang. Tae-sang is the head of merchant marketplace Golden Jade House who is the wealthiest, most well-connected person in Gyeongseong. Tae-sang is someone who puts money before justice, but all that changes when he crosses paths with Yun Chae-ok while investigating a series of missing person cases.
Han So-hee who rose to stardom from the Netflix series My Name, The World of the Married and Nevertheless, plays Yun Chae-ok. She is a famous bounty hunter who can track down missing people, even ones who are dead. Chae-ok possesses a sharp eye and agile survival skills learned from her rough childhood roaming across Manchuria and Shanghai with her father.
The cast also includes Claudia Kim and Wi Ha-jun who have both received international spotlight for their roles. Claudia Kim plays Maeda who is the wife of a powerful official in Gyeongseong during the colonial period. The actress has been active on the global stage through the films Avengers: Age of Ultron and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and the Netflix series Marco Polo.
Wi Ha-jun, who made a lasting impression on worldwide audiences with his role in Squid Game and is currently winning over viewers in Little Women, plays Gwon Jun-taek. Jun-taek is Tae-sang’s best friend. He joins Tae-sang’s dangerous plan in rescuing the people who have gone missing.
Behind the scenes of this stellar cast lineup is a talented production team consisting of heavyweight hitmakers. The team is led by screenwriter Kang Eun K, who penned dramas across various genres such as Dr. Romantic and Kang Chi, the Beginning, and director Chung Dong-yoon, who flexed his powerful muscle as a creator in Stove League.
Gyeongseong is the former name of Korea’s capital city Seoul, and the name used during Japanese colonial rule.The upcoming series invites audiences to 1945 Gyeongseong, the hotbed of turmoil caused by creatures that suddenly appear and wreak havoc on an already troubled world.
The upcoming Netflix show is produced by Story & Pictures Media and co-produced by Studio Dragon and kakao Entertainment.