Jung Kyung-ho’s world goes up in flames in tvN fantasy comedy
I’m counting down the days until tvN’s When the Devil Calls Your Name, which is thankfully only about a month away from its premiere. Which is why I’m savoring every bit of promo material that is being released in anticipation of the show. The tvN fantasy comedy has recently released a trailer, featuring lead Jung Kyung-ho (Life on Mars), giving us a glimpse of the star composer and the deal with the devil that he signed for his success. Unfortunately, no Park Sung-woong (Hundred Million Stars From the Sky) just yet, so we’ll just have to wait for his teaser to release.
The trailer has a pretty dark and moody feel to it, despite the show being billed as a comedy, and it starts off with flashes of a cloud-filled night sky, a metronome, and sheet music. Someone strums a guitar, while a seal is broken to reveal a contract for the sale of someone’s soul. The camera whizzes by the contract’s contents, but I can make out that the contract party who is selling his soul will get one or more wishes for the duration of the contract, at the end of which the other party will collect his otherworldly payment.
Jung Kyung-ho signs the contract, and his signature ominously starts emitting smoke. We see some occult images going up in flames, and a really creepy, blood-soaked, devil’s hand (is that you, Park Sung-woong?) reaching out from the darkness. The screen zooms in on Jung Kyung-ho’s face as he tells us that he “made a deal with the devil.” Then, all of a sudden, everything starts going up in flames, from his guitars, to his awards, and even the doors that he stands in front of as the clip ends. It’s a pretty on-the-nose metaphor, but the imagery definitely gets its point across.
When the Devil Calls Your Name will air on tvN’s Wednesday-Thursday slot and premiere on July 31.
Via Ilgan Sports