Netflix to produce Sci-fi Korean Drama “Black Knight”

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NETFLIX, INC.

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Netflix Confirms Production for Director Cho Ui-seok’s “Black Knight” with a Mega Cast Kim woo-bin, E Som and Kang you-seok on Deck

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Netflix has confirmed the production of Black Knight with director Cho Ui-seok and a mega cast lineup of Kim woo-bin, Kang you-seok and E Som. In this new Netflix Series, Cho and Kim woo-bin reunite after their blockbuster hit film Master.

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Black Knight illustrates an air polluted world in 2071, where people depend on respirator masks to breathe. Only one percent of the human race has survived, and a strict social stratification has been established in the deserted lands of the Korean Peninsula. Delivery drivers play a crucial role within this system, and for refugees, becoming a delivery driver is their only hope for survival. Amid chaos, Black Knight tells the story of a legendary delivery driver “5-8” with exceptional battle skills and a refugee “Sawol” who dreams of following in his footsteps.

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Black Knight is based on the popular webtoon of the same title that won the E-IP Award at the Asian Film Market — an event connecting web drama, web novel, webtoon, story creators to entertainment industry specialists who can revamp them into different formats. The story garnered attention for its creative premise, which reimagines a familiar profession, in this case, Delivery Drivers, into a unique group responsible for the survival of the human race.

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Cho spearheads the production to turn the story into an action-packed series. Through his past works – Master, Cold Eyes, and The World of Silence – Cho demonstrated a knack for storytelling, action sequencing, and stylish cinematography.

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Kim woo-bin, who has mesmerized viewers in films such as Master, Twenty and The Con Artists and in dramas such as Uncontrollably Fond and Inheritors, performs the legendary delivery driver “5-8.” Anticipations are high for Black Night as Kim reunites with Cho for the first time after Master.

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Sawol – a refugee boy and an admirer of “5-8” who dreams of becoming a delivery driver – will be performed by rising star Kang you-seok. Kang has broadened his spectrum and is on the fast track to stardom with his performances in dramas such as The Grotesque Mansion: The Original, Light on Me, Start-Up and Once Again.

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E Som plays Seolah, a military officer at the Defense Intelligence Command. Seolah saves Sawol’s life and cares for him like her own family. E Som’s acting caliber has been proven for her transformative performances in the films Samjin Company English Class, Inseparable Bros, Microhabitat and the drama Taxi Driver.

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Overall, under Cho’s guidance, the synergy among the stellar cast and portrayal of unique characters promise to captivate the viewers. Black Knight will be released to audiences worldwide, only on Netflix.

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Production Information

Title: Black Knight

Original Work: Toomics webtoon Black Knight (written by Lee Yoon-gyun)

Directed by: Cho Ui-seok

Written by: Cho Ui-seok

Starring: Kim woo-bin, E Som, Kang you-seok etc

Produced by: PROJECT318

Distributed by: Netflix

SOURCE: NETFLIX,INC

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