Netflix has announced that Ji Jin-hee, Lee Jae-wook, and Hong Seung-hee will appear in its upcoming Korean original series Move to Heaven.
The series has previously confirmed actors Lee Je-hoon and Tang Jun-sang for the lead roles. The new Netflix Korean drama is an addition to the growing K-drama originals franchise of the streaming giant.
The series will center on a young man with Asperger’s syndrome Geu-ru, played by Tang Jun-sang, and his unexpected guardian Sang-gu, played by Lee Je-hoon. The two work at a disposal service for the belongings of the dead called “Move to Heaven.” In the process, they uncover many stories left behind by the deceased.
Ji Jin-hee (Designated Survivor: 60 Days) will make a special appearance as Geu-ru’s kind and affectionate father, Jeong-u. He is the one who originally operates disposal service which he passes on to Geu-ru after he dies. He designates his younger brother Sang-gu, who recently got released from prison, to watch over his son and be his guardian.
Meanwhile, Lee Jae-wook (When the Weather Is Fine), will also make a special appearance as Su-cheol, who was involved with Sang-gu in the past and why he was sent to prison.
Hong Seung-hee (Memorist) will join the cast as Na-mu, a key supporting character alongside Geu-ru and Sang-gu. She is their next door neighbor who considers Geu-ru family and feels protective of him, so she keeps an eye on Sang-gu, who suddenly appears and becomes Geu-ru’s guardian.
Tang Jun-sang previously appeared in the international hit series Crash Landing on You (2019–2020), which consistently topped viewership ratings and is one of the highest-rated K-dramas in terms of cable TV ratings. Lee Je-hoon, on the other hand, last starred in Where Stars Land (2018), opposite Chae Soo-bin.
The drama is based on a nonfiction essay titled Things Left Behind written by Kim Sae-byul, who also worked at a disposal service as a professional trauma cleaner. It will be directed by Kim Sung-ho, known for his humanistic approach in the film How to Steal a Dog (2014). He will work with writer Yoon Ji-ryun, who is known for her popular works such as Boys Over Flowers (2009) and Angel Eyes (2014).
Move to Heaven will premiere worldwide exclusively on Netflix. To date, the production team has yet to announce other details about the show such as filming and premiere date.