Song Seung Heon will be joining Kim Woo Bin and Esom in the upcoming Netflix original Black Knight.
Song Seung Heon was previously in talks to star in the drama, and his casting was confirmed on February 10, 2022.
Black Knight, based on a webtoon, takes place in 2071 when pollution has become so severe that people can’t survive without respirators. The story unfolds as a 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’s desertification progresses, the remaining 1% of mankind has grown increasingly divided, that is when delivery knights play a crucial role. Jo Ui Seok, who directed Master, Cold Eyes, and The World of Silence, will direct the drama.
The webtoon Black Knight won the E-IP Pitching (Entertainment Intellectual Property Pitching) award at the 2018 Asian Contents & Film Market, for highlighting the work of delivery people, artistically portraying them as exceptional persons in charge of everyone’s survival.
Song Seung Heon is a model and actor from South Korea. He began his career as a model in 1996, and first became known to viewers in the popular sitcom Three Guys, Three Girls in 1996. He has acted in various television dramas, notably Autumn in My Heart (2000), East of Eden (2008), My Princess (2011), Black (2017), Player (2018), The Great Show (2019), and Dinner Mate (2020). His latest on-screen appearance was in the fourth season of Voice (2021).
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 had already been announced as cast members in the drama. Kim Woo Bin will take on the role of the renowned delivery knight 5-8, who is unstoppable. Kang You Seok will play Sa Wol, a refugee who is envious of the renowned 5-8 and adamant about becoming a delivery knight himself. Seol Ah, a military intelligence major who cares about Sa Wol like family and is his savior, will be played by Esom.
Song Seung Heon will play Ryu Seok, the only son of Chun Myung Group chairman Ryu Hae Jin, whose jealousy of his father’s achievements has turned into ruthless violence. Ryu Seok, who is obsessed with the concept of proving himself, is pitted against 5-8 in the end.
Just like Heon, Woo Bin began his career as a model and made his acting debut in the television drama White Christmas. He eventually gained attention in A Gentleman’s Dignity (2012) and made his breakthrough with School 2013 (2012-2013) and The Heirs (2013).
Esom is best known for her leading role in the 2014 film Scarlet Innocence, for which she was nominated for Best New Actress in five different award ceremonies.
Just the cast has been confirmed yet, we are expecting to hear more updates regarding the drama soon.