Park Seo-joon runs through the colorful streets in Itaewon Class
A new teaser clip and promotional posters have dropped for the upcoming JTBC drama Itaewon Class. Based on an original web comic by the same name, the story is about how stubbornness and individuality create a youthful revolution in an unjust world. Dreaming of freedom, several young people chase their dynamic and unique goals for success in this corner of Seoul, but there’s a mighty corporation that is aiming to stop them.
The drama is set in Itaewon, which is a neighborhood in Seoul that’s known for its expat communities. Park Seo-joon (What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim) stars as the direct and unstoppable Park Se-ro-yi who decides to come to Itaewon on one conviction: He wants to fight against a giant corporation in the food service industry called Jang Ga. Kwon Nara (Doctor Prisoner) will costar as Oh Soo-ah, a honest and confident woman who also happens to be Park Se-ro-yi’s first love. Kim Da-mi (Witch) completes the main trio as Jo Yi-seo, a highly intelligent sociopath who develops feelings for Park Seo-joon’s character.
Yoo Jae-myung plays the CEO and patriarch of the Jang Ga family. Yoo Jae-myung and his family have history with Park Seo-joon’s family so their upcoming conflict is about much more than business. In the first promotional poster, we get a look at Park Seo-joon and his Itaewon friends. It’s a bright and colorful, with the tagline showing off a lot of youthful confidence, “We will chew through Itaewon.”
In the second promotional poster, we see Yoo Jae-myung flanked by his family, Ahn Bo-hyun (Her Private Life), Kim Hye-eun (Doctor John), Lee Joo-young (The Ghost Detective) and Kim Dong-hee (SKY Castle). The tagline on the poster gives us an ominous look at his world view, “The weak can only survive by living off of the strong.”
In the teaser video, Park Seo-joon runs with hot-blooded passion through the brightly lit streets of Itaewon at night with Kwon Nara (Doctor Prisoner) and Kim Da-mi (Witch) at his side.
The video begins with Kwon Nara narrating that Park Seo-joon shined too brightly for her as she runs next to him. Running on his other side, Kim Da-mi promises to make him a great man, unlike any others. Then the camera zooms to Park Seo-joon, who says that he doesn’t care what situations come his way, because he’s determined to achieve everything he wants to do. As the trio run, both women steal glances at Park.
Friday-Saturday JTBC drama Itaewon CLass, directed by Kim Sung-yoon and written by Jo Kwang-jin, will begin airing on January 31.