Cover Kim Woo-bin is making his return to the small screen after four years (Photo: Netflix)

The Korean actor will be making his return to the small screen in the Netflix drama directed by Cho Ui-seok

After a four-year hiatus from the entertainment industry following treatment and recovery from nasopharyngeal cancer, Korean actor Kim Woo-bin is set to finally make his return to the small screen in the Netflix series, Black Knight.

News of Kim receiving an offer to star in the series has been going around since last year. But now, it’s finally official. In addition to Kim, the series is already boasting a mega cast lineup including E Som and Kang you-seok. Helmed by director Cho Ui-seok, it also marks the reunion between Cho and Kim after the blockbuster film, Master.

Black Knight is based on the popular and award-winning webtoon of the same name, which illustrates an air polluted world set in 2071 where people depend on respirator masks to breathe. Only one per cent of the population has survived and a strict social stratification has been established in the deserted lands of the Korean Peninsula.

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Delivery drivers play a crucial role within the system and for those hoping to survive, becoming a delivery driver is the only viable option. Black Knight follows a legendary delivery driver, 5-8 who has exceptional battle skills and a refugee named, Sawol who dreams of following in his footsteps.

Director Cho, who is spearheading the drama, has already demonstrated a knack for storytelling action and stylish cinematography in his previous works, namely Master, Cold Eyes and The World of the Silence.

Meanwhile, Kim mesmerised viewers in films such as Master, Twenty and The Con Artists and won the hearts of many in dramas such as Uncontrollably Fond and The Heirs. He’ll be taking on the role of the legendary delivery driver, 5-8.

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On the other hand, rising star Kang You-seok is playing Sawol, the refugee boy and admirer of 5-8. He dreams of becoming a delivery driver. This is Kang’s big breakout role after gaining attention in Light on Me, Start-Up and Once Again.

Finally, E Som is taking on the role of Seolah, a military officer at the Defense Intelligence Command. Seolah saves Sawol’s life and cares for him like her own family. One of the best actresses of her generation, E Som’s acting calibre has already been proven in films like Samjin Company English Class, Inseparable Bros, Microhabitat and dramas such as Save Me 2 and Taxi Driver.

With such a star-studded main cast and a talented director, Black Knight is already looking to be promising. The series will be released to audiences worldwide, only on Netflix.

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