3 Points To Look Forward To In Upcoming Thriller Drama “The King Of Pigs”
The premiere of “The King of Pigs” is almost here!
“The King of Pigs” is a thriller that follows the people who recall their experiences as victims of violence due to the mysterious serial killings that begin when they receive a message from a friend from 20 years ago. Through these characters with tragic fates, the drama touches on the origin of school violence and the violence that pervades modern society.
Kim Dong Wook will play the role of Hwang Kyung Min who lives with the trauma of the school violence he experienced 20 years ago. Kim Sung Kyu will take on the role of detective Jung Jong Suk who traces the mysterious message sent by the friend from 20 years ago. Chae Jung An will play the charismatic detective Kang Jin Ah, a tenacious woman of principle who will stop at nothing to solve a case.
Before its upcoming release, here are three points to look forward to in “The King of Pigs”:
1. Intense stories with twists and turns
The past memories of Hwang Kyung Min and Jung Jong Suk will be points of interest for viewers. The shocking incident that shook the lives of these two close friends and the story of them chasing each other 20 years later as a cold-blooded murderer and a detective will lead to thrilling twists in the show.
In particular, “The King of Pigs” will convey a strong message about the conflicts and societal rankings formed in schools, which are microcosms of society, as well as highlight the lives of those who have changed through those issues. What happened between the main characters, who the monster is, and the past of those hidden behind Hwang Kyung Min’s and Jung Jong Suk’s memories make up the first important point to watch for in the show.
2. Actors who add thrill to the chase
The fierce chase between Hwang Kyung Min, who disappeared after leaving a meaningful message to his friend, detective Jung Jong Suk, and violent crimes detective Kang Jin Ah, who joins in to resolve the case, will bring tension to the show. The three actors have phenomenal synergy with each other, breathing life into their characters. When talking about the actors’ chemistry, the production team said, “The captivating acting and passion of Kim Dong Wook, Kim Sung Kyu, and Chae Jung An are raising tensions within the drama. The three actors’ acting chemistry is flawlessly perfect.”
3. Reborn as a drama
“The King of Pigs” is a work based on an animation of the same name directed by Yeon Sang Ho. He was invited to the Cannes International Film Festival for “The King of Pigs” and was recognized for his solid work, allowing the drama to garner attention even before its release. While maintaining the original message, rough atmosphere, and unique vibe of the original project, the drama will deliver more enjoyment by expanding upon the story laid out in the animation. This includes the addition of skilled directing, new characters not in the original work, and unpredictable events that will make the drama even more intriguing.
“The King of Pigs” will premiere on March 18 via TVING. Watch a teaser for the drama here!
While waiting, check out Kim Dong Wook in “Find Me in Your Memory“: