Watch: Kim Nam Gil, Jin Sun Kyu, And Kim So Jin Learn What It Takes To Be A Criminal Profiler In “Through The Darkness” Teaser

SBS’s upcoming drama “Through the Darkness” released a new highlight clip!

Set in the late 1990s, “Through the Darkness” is based on the story of the first criminal profiler in South Korea who looked into the hearts of serial killers at a time when random, motiveless murders were on the rise and the word “profiling” did not yet exist.

Kim Nam Gil stars as Song Ha Young, a member of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Criminal Behavior Analysis team. Jin Sun Kyu plays friend and colleague Guk Young Soo, who originally brought Song Ha Young into the Criminal Behavior Analysis team. Kim So Jin takes on the role of Yoon Tae Goo, the team leader of the Mobile Investigation Unit who uses her animal-like instincts to perceive cases.

The highlight clip begins with a news report stating that the police has yet to find evidence regarding the person in the red hat. A woman hurries home through the pouring rain as a mysterious person wearing a red ball cap follows behind her and unexpectedly attacks her inside the house, causing her to scream loudly.

At the police station, a detective gets angry at Song Ha Young for wanting to reopen a case, but Song Ha Young only appears more adamant to do so as a man remarks, “That guy’s not the criminal.” Song Ha Young personally visits him in jail to ask why he thought so, and the criminal warns, “If you don’t capture that guy, trouble will occur again.”

Song Ha Young narrates, “Criminals understand the mind of a criminal better.” Guk Young Soo hands Song Ha Young a book and introduces him to the concept of criminal profiling, emphasizing the ability to understand other people’s emotions. Although people seem skeptical of their job as profilers, Song Ha Young calmly explains, “We’re people who find out why an incident occurs and analyze the reason behind it.” He adds, “A profiler isn’t a psychologist who is like a police officer. They’re a police officer who is like a psychologist.”

The search for the serial killer escalates as Yoon Tae Goo reassures him, “They’ll be caught without failure.” Finally, Song Ha Young states, “I won’t stop here. I’ll definitely catch him.”

“Through the Darkness” premieres on January 14 at 10 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki. Check out the full teaser below!

In the meantime, watch Kim Nam Gil in “The Fiery Priest” below:

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