Hallyu (Korean wave) star Song Joong-ki returns to the small screen this year with his new noir drama Vincenzo.
The series recently released a black-and-white teaser poster featuring its main star Song Joong-ki (Arthdal Chronicles) as the dark hero of the story. Vincenzo follows an Italian mafia consigliere who flees to South Korea after a huge conflict erupts within his organization. Acquiring a new identity after he lands in his homeland, he tries to achieve social justice in his own way but falls for another lawyer in the process.
Song Joong-ki stars as the titular character Vincenzo Cassano, a Korean-by-blood mafia lawyer and strategist of an Italian organization. Meanwhile, Jeon Yeo-been (Be Melodramatic) stars opposite Song as Hong Cha-young, a passionate and tough lawyer who catches the attention of Vincenzo.
The unveiled poster shows Vincenzo’s villainous vibe, whose way of getting justice does not matter as long as he obtains his objective. Clad in a suit with a black tie matched with an overwhelming anti-hero charisma, he hints at his calculating but vicious character as a mafia figure who does not show mercy to his enemies. The caption at the top of the poster reads, “Evil is punished by evil,” indicating that he has no plan to conquer his enemies with righteousness and morally acquired justice but with equally brutal crimes and extreme ways.
The production crew of Vincenzo invited everyone to watch the premiere of the series, saying, “Please look forward to Song Joong-ki’s complete transformation as Vincenzo, as he shines into a dark hero that no one has ever seen before.”
Other notable stars in the series include Kim Yeo-jin (Extracurricular), 2PM’s Ok Taec-yeon (The Game: Towards Zero), Kwak Dong-yeon (Never Twice), Yoo Jae-myung (Itaewon Class), and Jo Han-chul (Once Again). The series is directed by PD Kim Hee-won of The Crowned Clown (2019) and penned by Park Jae-bum of The Fiery Priest (2019).
Watch Song Joong-ki rewrite the definition of evil in Vincenzo starting on February 20 at 9 p.m. KST. It will take over Mr. Queen‘s Saturday and Sunday airing slot on tvN.
Check out the intense video teaser for Vincenzo here.