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Sneak peek at teen crime quartet in Netflix drama Extracurricular

With the premiere just a few days away, new stills have been released for Netflix’s upcoming drama Extracurricular, featuring lead actors Kim Dong-hee (Itaewon Class), Jung Da-bin (Should We Kiss First), Park Joo-hyun (A Piece of Your Mind), and Nam Yoon-soo (The Temperature of Language: Our Nineteen).

The story is about a high school student who starts down a path of crime purely to make money. But, in doing so, he sets off a chain of consequences which entangle him with three other teenagers. Forced together, the four teens face off against challenging and cruel decisions in order to survive.

Kim Dong-hee plays the central character, Jin-soo. He’s a model student in appearance, but is hiding the secret that he’s involved with a mob organization in order to make money. Although the initial choice was made without guilt, he soon finds himself drowning within the crime world and struggles to find a way out.

Park Joo-hyun takes on the role of Gyuri, Kim Dong-hee’s friend. She comes from a well-off family and doesn’t seem like she’s lacking in anything. But she chooses to be Kim’s accomplice in an act of rebellion against her parents’ expectations.

There is not much information about the other two leading characters and how they become involved in Kim Dong-hee’s situation. All we know is that Jung Da-bin plays girl gangster Min-hee. And Nam Yoon-soo plays her boyfriend Ki-tae, who is also the top dog at the school.

Although they aren’t all featured in the stills below, the show also has a strong supporting cast which includes veteran actors, Kim Yeo-jin (Welcome) and Choi Min-soo (Lawless Attorney).

Writing for the drama is rookie writer Jin Han-sae (Irish Uppercut) and directing will be done by PD Kim Jin-min (The Liar and His Lover, Marriage Contract).

Netflix show Extracurricular is currently set to premiere this coming Wednesday, on April 29.

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How many seasons is this, Netflix? I really want to watch for my love Kim Dong-hee, but I can't if it's more than one season.

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It has 10 episodes so most likely only one season. Netflix only gives seasons to dramas that have the potential to make money and bring in subscribers like Kingdom, Love Alarm and the upcoming dramas Nurse Teacher and Squid Game.

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Important to note that Kingdom episodes are only around 45 minutes long, and each season is only 6 episodes, and Love Alarm is virtually a normal16 episode kdrama.

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Doesn't Love Alarm have 3 seasons, which is longer than our normal 16 episodes? With the drama's success, Netflix could possibly renew it for more seasons.

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Kingdom and Love Alarm both have 40-45 minutes per episode. Both have 3 seasons minimum because both dramas are flagship and have been a massive success for Netflix and the key reason for their growth in subscriptions. Kingdom just has a bigger budget because of the actors salaries and CGI.

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It actually looks good.
I already feel bad for KDH's character. It sucks that you can be a model student but still be unable to achieve your goals without joining some shady business.

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Choi Min-soo is a criminal when it comes to show stealing.

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Yes @kiara. LAWLESS LAWYER is Exhibit A. He was great in that but a shameless scene stealer. If Lee Joon-gi couldn’t prevent him these kids didn’t have a chance. I say didn’t because from what I can tell EXTRACURRICULAR is preproduced and a done deal. I hope the kids had a great experience.
I enjoyed KIm Dong-hee in ITAEWON CLASS.

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Hi @marcusnyc20 bong-soo :).

Maybe it’s a small role even though I’d love to see more of him.
He may look intimidating but he is open and honest when it comes to acting.

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My first CMS drama was the great PRIDE AND PREJUDICE where he memorably played Prosecutor Moon Hee-man. P&P is one of my all time favorites.
Since I am a fight guy CMS (together with LJG) is in my all time favorite fight scene which was in LL.

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Mine was Warrior Baek Dong Soo and the villain team was so more interesting than the good one. CMS and Yoo Seung Ho was really great in their role.

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Choi Min-soo comes from a family of actors so acting runs in his veins if there's such a thing.
His parents and grandparents were well known actors.

My first Choi Min-soo drama was "Sandglass." It came out in 1995 but I didn't started watching K-dramas until early 2000s.
As a total newbie to dramaland this cultural phenomenon went over my head but he stood out so I was determined to do some research first before going back to finish it.

I've loved every character that Choi Min-soo has portrayed except for his character in the "Legend..." I didn't care much for fantasy sageuks back then so I thought it was a waste of his talents.

I enjoyed his character in "P&P" and "Warrior Baek" a great deal. I just wish the writing was better towards the end of Warrior Baek.

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He is.

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Why there isn't any Kdramas with normal students with normal problems... The last I watched was How to Buy a Friend. It was a nice drama but there was death, abuse, violence, etc... Class of lies? Beautiful World? Solomon's Perjury? All are pretty dark.

I need a teen KDrama with a Hwi as heroine! A crazy and cheerful girl!

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Already added to My List on Netflix 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻😏😏😏

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I feel like most K-dramas have gotten really Westernized since the ban in China, and Netflix/America getting more interest in them. Me, personally I think it's actually not a bad thing when it comes to producing more work that's not censored too much like previously.

I quite liked the trailer, but with Warner Bros starting up their new streaming service soon and considering adding K-dramas to the mix I don't know. Anywho, I'm guessing it'll drop all 10 episodes?

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@soulsearch12,
The way DramaFever was annihilated (apologies if that is too strong) by TW still rubs me the wrong way. The idea that their new outfit would get involved with Korean Content I find rather mind boggling.

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I cant wait. My drama list is almost empty right now. Waiting for this drama and "Mystic Pop-Up Bar" (if i can handle all the Hwang Jung Eum yelling).

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