Streaming giant Netflix recently dropped another set of intense and suspense-filled stills ahead of Sweet Home‘s premiere this December 18. The images feature the horror-stricken residents of Green Home, a residential building infested with humans who have turned into monsters.
The webtoon-based drama, whose source material was created by Kim Kan-bi and Hwang Young-chan, is a horror thriller series. It follows a high school student who moves into a new home after the death of his family in an accident. Before he could adjust to his new life, mysterious events start happening inside the residential building, and his neighbors start transforming into dangerous and unsightly creatures. To survive, he joins forces with a team of misfits, who all must fight against their greed before it consumes them and turns them into monsters.
The series stars Song Kang (Love Alarm) as the unfortunate high school student Cha Hyun-soo, who lost his family to an accident and must now survive the chaos of his new home; Lee Jin-wook (Voice 3) as the rugged Pyeon Sang-wook, a former detective with a mysterious past; Lee Si-young (Liver or Die) as Seo Yi-kyeong, a former firefighter from a special forces unit with intense fighting and judgement skills; and Lee Do-hyun (18 Again) as Lee Eun-hyuk, the brains of their team’s operation whose logical and calculative thinking will save them from their demise.
More actors are set to join the main cast’s fight for survival, including Kim Nam-hee (Search: WWW), Go Min-si (Secret Boutique), Park Kyu-young (It’s Okay To Not Be Okay), Go Yoon-jung (The School Nurse Files), Kim Kap-soo (Hospital Playlist), and Kim Sang-ho (Alice).
The stills showcase the thrilling moments of the residents as they each confront a terrifying monster. Trapped inside an infested building that is seemingly isolated from the outside world, they struggle to survive and trust their neighbors who have already been engulfed by desire and those who do not know when they will turn into monsters. Armed with weapons, they form teams and work together to help each other survive the day. In particular, Hyun-soo (Song Kang) draws attention as he is photographed with fear in his eyes as he checks his intercom. The tension is visible on his face as he may be right next to a monster, with only a door between them.
Meanwhile, skilled fighters Sang-wook (Lee Jin-wook) and Yi-kyeong (Lee Si-young) give an overwhelming presence that shouts battle ready. Sang-wook’s face that is covered with wounds and battle marks and Yi-kyeong’s focused eyes that do not waver in the face of death add an intense charisma to their characters, making the viewers more excited for the upcoming premiere. The unusual appearance of Eun-hyuk (Lee Do-hyun), the brain and leader of their team, also draws attention. In their despairing situation, he gives off a cold and calm façade while holding a flaming bottle and guiding the residents to their safety.
The unveiled stills also introduce some of the supporting characters. Kim Nam-hee plays the charismatic Jeong Jae-heon, a Korean language teacher who fights monsters with a real sword and his long-honed kendo skills. Go Min-si transforms into Eun-hyuk’s younger sister Lee Eun-yoo, who, unlike his smart brother, is a rebellious teenager who exudes a charismatic presence far different from Eun-hyuk’s. Joining them are Park Gyu-young, who portrays Yoon Ji-soo, a resident’s sister who can play the bass guita, and Go Yoon-jung, who plays Park Yoo-ri, the caregiver of Ahn Gil-seop, played by Kim Kap-soo. Gil-seop is a patient whose days are already numbered, but his will to live is stronger than everyone else. Finally, Kim Sang-ho, who plays the crafty Doo-sik, is an engineer from Cheonggyecheon who specializes in making weapons, further increasing the residents’ chances of survival.
Director Lee Eung-bok, who is behind the award-winning series Mr. Sunshine (2018), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016–2017), and Descendants of the Sun (2016), is heading the production of this horror series. PD Lee shared, “There are a lot of difficult scenes, but the actors were considerate of each other like a family and helped well.” Recently, PD Lee also expressed pride in his chosen cast.
Sweet Home will premiere worldwide in over 190 countries, exclusively on Netflix.