Weeks before its anticipated premiere, Netflix has dropped three character posters for its upcoming horror original series Sweet Home.
Featuring lead stars Song Kang, Lee Jin-wook, Lee Si-young, and Lee Do-hyun, Sweet Home is a horror thriller drama that follows a high school student who moves into a new home after losing his family in an accident. Just as he is starting with his new life, mysterious events start happening at the apartment complex where he is staying, and his neighbors begin turning into odd, unsightly creatures. To survive, he teams up with other survivors and learns how to fight for his life. The series is adapted from a popular webtoon of the same title created by Kim Kan-bi and Hwang Young-chan.
The unveiled character posters show the tension and fear painted in the eyes of the characters who are residents of Green Home, an apartment building infested with monsters. These creatures are also residents of the building consumed by greed and desires, turning them into hideous beings. The released photos also highlighted the hidden monsters inside each of the characters, illuminated by a red light.
Cha Hyun-soo, the central character played by Song Kang, stares intensely into the camera with a look of desperation in his eyes. Also with their own posters are Pyeon Sang-wook (played by Lee Jin-wook), a former detective with a rugged and dangerous appearance, and Seo Yi-kyeong (played by Lee Si-young), a former firefighter from a special forces unit with unparalleled fighting and judgement skills. One more character who will join their odd team is Lee Eun-hyuk (played by Lee Do-hyun, 18 Again), their smart and cool-headed member whose logical and calculative thinking will help them get through the chaos. The story of how the team of misfits will try to survive and stay human until the end without giving in to their desires is drawing excitement and anticipation from the viewers.
Song Kang plans to present Hyun-soo’s with an intense and emotional performance, saying, “I will do my best to show everyone a completely different character from the Sun-oh of Love Alarm.” The actor received immense popularity boost after his portrayal of his character in the futuristic teen romance drama Love Alarm (2019). He has also made appearances in many popular series in the past, including tvN’s Touch Your Heart (2019) and When the Devil Calls Your Name (2019).
Sweet Home is directed by Mr. Sunshine (2018) PD Lee Eung-bok, who has expressed pride in the chosen cast. Pyeon Sang-wook, portrayed by Lee Jin-wook, is a man with a mysterious past who makes Green Home residents uncomfortable with his harsh impression and speech. He is also drawing attention with his unrivaled aura. As director Lee Eung-bok said, “We wanted to create a beast-like character with empty and sad eyes, unlike his dandy appearance in the past.” True to his words, Pyeon Sang-wook’s face is covered with scars, and he has an intense but empty gaze that does not yield in the face of a monster, showing his strong character. The actor is best known for his roles in SBS’s The Time We Were Not in Love (2015) and Return (2018) and OCN’s Voice 2 (2018) and Voice 3 (2019).
Meanwhile, Lee Si-young, who plays a firefighter, exudes a charismatic presence that stands out. Director Lee Eung-bok said, “When I thought about who could play the role of a female warrior, I thought Lee Si-young was the best in Korea,” he said, expressing his confidence in the actress. Lee Si-young, who showed unique performances in her previous works, such as KBS2’s Liver or Die (2019) and OCN’s My Beautiful Bride (2015), is raising expectations on how she will portray her new character.
Sweet Home will be released worldwide exclusively on Netflix on December 18.