Model-actress Esom has been offered a main role in the upcoming SBS thriller drama Deluxe Taxi.
On October 22, an official from the actress’ agency Artist Company told news agencies, “Esom received an offer to appear in SBS’s new drama Deluxe Taxi and is considering it.”
Deluxe Taxi is based on the webtoon of the same name by writer Carlos and artist Lee Jae-jin. The drama will revolve around an unusual taxi service that does not cater to regular customers but only to clients who are given the privilege to get revenge deals. The drivers of the special taxis will carry out the transactions as they drive for passengers, who are actually targets, and exact vengeance. The production has reportedly reached out to Signal (2016) and Where Stars Land (2018) actor Lee Je-hoon to essay the lead role of “Deluxe Taxi” driver Kim Do-ki, a strange yet confident and skilled man whose life turned upside-down when his mother became a victim of a serial killer.
If she accepts the proposal, Esom will give life to Kang Han-na, a passionate prosecutor. She chose her career after realizing that prosecutors are the only people who can have a violent streak and punish wrongdoers yet still be praised by the public. Her strong sense of justice will be her driving force in the tale, piquing the viewers’ curiosity and interest in how her character’s story will unfold as she crosses paths with Do-ki.
Esom, whose birth name is Lee So-young, first dabbled in the modeling industry, emerging as the winner of Mnet’s 2008 program Check It Girl. Following her success in the fashion world, she pursued her interest in acting and eventually made her debut in the 2010 film Second Half. While she remains relatively more active in movie projects, she still keeps a growing small-screen profile, which includes Because This Is My First Life (2017), The Third Charm (2018), and the most recent, Save Me 2 (2019).
Deluxe Taxi will be helmed by Park Joon-woo and penned by Oh Sang-ho. It is scheduled for broadcast in the spring of 2021.