Song Seung Heon Confirmed To Join Kim Woo Bin And Esom In New Dystopian Drama
Song Seung Heon was previously in talks to star in the drama, and his casting was confirmed on February 10.
Based on a webtoon, “Black Knight” takes place in 2071 where pollution has become so severe that people can’t survive without respirators and tells of the story that unfolds as legendary delivery knight 5-8, who has extraordinary fighting skills, meets refugee Sa Wol, who dreams of becoming a delivery knight because they are the refugees’ only hope. As Korea undergoes desertification, the remaining 1 percent of humanity has become stratified, and delivery knights have come to play an extremely important role in society.
The webtoon for “Black Knight” won an E-IP Pitching (Entertainment Intellectual Property Pitching) award at the 2018 Asian Contents & Film Market and received attention for highlighting the work of delivery people, creatively portraying them as special people in charge of everyone’s survival. The drama will be helmed by director Jo Ui Seok of the films “Master,” “Cold Eyes,” and “The World of Silence.”
Song Seung Heon previously worked with Jo Ui Seok in his 2002 debut movie “Make it Big,” so fans are eager to see their teamwork once more.
Kim Woo Bin, Esom, and Kang You Seok were previously confirmed to star in the drama. Kim Woo Bin will be playing the legendary delivery knight 5-8 who no one can oppose. Kang You Seok will portray refugee Sa Wol, who is envious of the legendary 5-8 and determined to become a delivery knight himself. Esom will be playing Seol Ah, a major of the military intelligence who looks after Sa Wol like family and is his savior.
Song Seung Heon will take the role of villain Ryu Seok, the only son of Chun Myung Group chairman Ryu Hae Jin, whose jealousy of his father’’ accomplishments has morphed into vicious cruelty. Ryu Seok, who is obsessed with the idea of proving himself, ultimately winds up facing off against 5-8.
Are you excited to see Song Seung Heon, Kim Woo Bin, Esom, and Kang You Seok star together in this new series?
In the meantime, watch Song Seung Heon in “Voice 4“: