Watch: Kim Nam Gil And Jin Sun Kyu Go To The Ends Of The Earth To Read Criminals’ Minds In “Through The Darkness” Teaser
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.
On January 12, “Through the Darkness” released a preview of the first episode. The clip begins with a woman walking in the pouring rain and a strange man watching her from a distance. Frustrated that there is no Criminal Behavior Analysis team yet, Guk Young Soo vehemently states, “Sooner or later, we will also see heartless people like there are in the United States! They don’t even have any motives! We must look at the whole process!”
When asked who will even step up to do anything like that, Guk Young Soo confidently responds, “I know the perfect guy. One who is more disobedient than I am.”
The man Guk Young Soo is referring to is none other than Song Ha Young. He may seem aloof because of his poker face, but he’s extremely detail-oriented and passionate about his job. He joins Guk Young Soo in the Criminal Behavior Analysis Team, and they make every effort they can in order to understand criminals better.
The teaser ends with Guk Young Soo asking Song Ha Young, “Have you ever heard of ‘profilers’?” He hands the puzzled Song Ha Young a book titled “Mind Hunter” and comments, “I think I found the perfect person [for the job].”
“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: