Actor Shin Ha Kyun Confirmed For Lead Role In Korean Remake Of BBC’s “Luther”

The lead actor for the Korean remake of BBC’s “Luther” has been revealed!

On August 2, MBC confirmed that actor Shin Ha Kyun will play Woo Tae Seok, an experienced and lonely investigator in the field of violent crimes, dangerously closing in on the border of good and evil. This is the role of John Luther that Idris Elba plays in the original work. The Korean remake of “Luther” will be Shin Ha Kyun’s return to the small screen in two years after his work in “Pied Piper.”

The original British show explores the relationship between a passionate detective with a strong sense of justice and a psychopath-genius woman who is insensitive to her own death. It premiered in 2010 and has produced up to four seasons.

An MBC production staff stated, “With MBC’s self-produced remake of ‘Luther,’ the show will be a charismatic project that reflects Korean sentiments to the original work’s detailed descriptions of psychological investigations. We hope that Shin Ha Kyun’s character, Woo Tae Seok, in particular will attract the viewers’ attention with a type of humane charm different from that of John Luther.”

“Luther” plans to premiere this winter.

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