Netflix confirms Han So-hee, Ahn Bo-hyun, more for new noir series by ‘Extracurricular’ director

Netflix has finally dropped the cast lineup for its upcoming original series Undercover (working title).

The new action-packed noir series from Netflix, which has been gaining attention from social platforms since the announcement of its production, has confirmed the casting of its main stars, with a brilliant combination of K-drama actors known for their performances. It will feature Han So-hee, Ahn Bo-hyun, Park Hee-soon, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hak-joo, and Jang Ryul. The story will follow a woman who goes undercover in the police force in order to uncover the truth behind her father’s sudden death.

Han So-hee is known for her role as the mistress in JTBC’s record-breaking drama The World of the Married (2020). Han completely stole the spotlight with her beauty and equally impressive performance as the seductive Yeo Da-kyung. She will be making a complete transformation in the new series as the organization’s undercover agent Yoon Ji-woo, who will infiltrate the police force. As the mole of a criminal gang, she will attempt to uncover the circumstances leading to her father’s death so she can take revenge on the person responsible. The actress has also appeared in several other series, such as Into the World Again (2017), Money Flower (2017–2018), 100 Days My Prince (2018), and Abyss (2019).

Meanwhile, Ahn Bo-hyun, who left a strong impression as a villain in Itaewon Class (2020), will be joining the cast as Jeon Pil-do, a police detective who belongs to the narcotics team and Yoon Ji-woo’s partner. He is competent, courageous, and extremely keen to details. Aside from Undercover, the actor is set to star in another series titled Kairos, which will premiere later this year. Ahn has also appeared in other popular series before, such as Descendants of the Sun (2016), Hide and Seek (2018), and Her Private Life (2019).

Park Hee-soon, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hak-joo, and Jang Ryul

Actor Park Hee-soon, who has shown solid and stable acting in each of his projects, such as Four Gold Chasers (2007), All About My Romance (2013), The Missing (2015), and Beautiful World (2019), will take on the role of Choi Moo-jin, the boss of Dongcheon, the largest drug organization in Korea. He takes Yoon Ji-woo, who is blinded by revenge, under his care and uses various means and methods to make her his mole in the police force. He is a cool person who exudes a lot of charm, but he rarely reveals his inner self.

Joining them is Kim Sang-ho, who has played a wide range of characters, including the Crowned Prince’s right-hand man in the Netflix original series Kingdom (Seasons 1 & 2/2019, 2020). He is set to play the role of Cha Gi-ho, the team leader of the drug investigation unit. Obsessed with destroying the Dongcheon cartel, his main goal is to bring down Choi Moo-jin before he retires. Kim is currently starring in the sci-fi series Alice and is also preparing for his character in another upcoming original series Sweet Home, which is set to premiere in the second half of 2020.

Lee Hak-joo, who showed his strong and scary presence as a crazy, obsessed, and violent ex-boyfriend in The World of the Married, will be playing Choi Moo-jin’s subordinate Jung Tae-joo, the most trusted member of the organization. He is a character with utmost loyalty who can even give up his life if he is ordered, therefore earning the trust of Choi Moo-jin. The actor has worked in many series in the past, including Mr. Sunshine (2018), Memories of the Alhambra (2018–2019), Be Melodramatic (2019), and Sweet Munchies (2020). He is set to appear in Private Lives in October.

Lastly, Jang Ryul will take on the role of Do Gang-jae, a former Dongcheon member who was kicked out for causing trouble. Because of this, he targets Yoon Ji-woo as his subject for revenge, which will cause additional conflict in the story. The actor is currently on the set of Stranger 2 as a cast member. He also appeared in the fantasy detective series Train last July and in Secret Boutique, Welcome to Waikiki 2, and Arthdal Chronicles in 2019.

The series will be helmed by Extracurricular director Kim Jin-min. The aforementioned Netflix drama also became a hot topic on social platforms for its underlying themes of youth crimes and violence. Together with screenwriter Kim Ba-da of Hero (2012) and the lead cast who each have unique acting styles, the series is expected to showcase a new dark twist.

Undercover will be released only on Netflix in over 190 countries. To date, other details about the production remain unknown.

Source: Netflix Media Center

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It was Princess Lulu who first introduced her to Korean dramas but it was Yoon Ji-hoo from Boys Over Flowers who enticed her to stay in K-dramaland. She writes news and features for Kdramapal, which combines two of her most favorite things in the world—writing and K-dramas (look who's living the dream). The name Luna literally translates to "moon" and nothing special; she just likes writing at night.

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