Kim Rae-won‘s L.U.C.A.: The Beginning, which will open tvN’s Monday-Tuesday drama slot in 2021, has dropped its teaser posters.
L.U.C.A.: The Beginning reportedly drew inspiration from Charles Darwin’s proposition that present-day humans share a common ancestor. The abbreviation L.U.C.A. stands for “Last Universal Common Ancestor.” The series is described as an action drama that will tell the story of Ji Oh (Kim Rae-won, Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me), a man gifted with a special power who wants to unravel the secrets that surround his identity. He crosses paths with Goo Reum (Lee Da-hee, Search: WWW), a homicide detective who has been investigating her parents’ disappearance.
The freshly released promotional visuals introduce Ji Oh, a man on the run. Because of his ability that is deemed otherworldly and powerful, he becomes a desirable being for a mysterious figure who has been spending days, chasing Ji Oh down. In one of the posters, he is photographed covering one of his eyes, while the other reflects a faint blue light that seems to emphasize his gift. The other promo image shows him surrounded by unknown people armed with different weapons.
The production crew of the drama shared, “[We are] opening a new world of genres by showing an original work that has never been [created] before. It will be a new leap forward for tvN. Please look forward to the action beyond limits that irreplaceable actor Kim Rae-won and the genre masters will create together.”
L.U.C.A.: The Beginning is penned by writer Chun Sung-il of Your Honor (2018) and helmed by PD Kim Hong-sun of the thriller hits Voice (2017) and The Guest (2018). It is slated to premiere on February 1.