JTBC’s Beyond Evil releases teaser with Shin Ha-kyun, Yeo Jin-gu
Psychological thriller-mystery drama Beyond Evil (previously known as Monster) has released new promo, featuring Shin Ha-kyun (Soul Repairer) and Yeo Jin-gu (Hotel del Luna). While the two men pursue the truth behind a serial killing case, the drama constantly challenges viewers to question who the real monster is: is it you, me, or all of us?
Shin Ha-kyun plays a local village policeman who was once a successful violent crimes detective. Although in terms of seniority, he shouldn’t, for some reason, he’s become the resident errand boy at the police station. Yeo Jin-gu plays an elite detective with a secret. He comes to Shin Ha-kyun’s village and becomes his partner. When the serial murder case that effectively halted Shin Ha-kyun’s career trajectory twenty years ago begins up again, Shin Ha-kyun and Yeo Jin-gu become entangled in it together.
The posters show close-ups of Shin Ha-kyun and Yeo Jin-gu. In Shin Ha-kyun’s poster, it begins to ask: “Monster, is it me? Is it you?” And it ends in Yeo Jin-gu’s poster, “Are we all monsters?”
The teaser begins with Shin Ha-kyun in a dark kitchen, and it sounds like he’s confessing to a murder, though the Korean is vague enough that he could be re-telling a story he’s heard. In response Yeo Jin-gu immediately replies, “How? How was the person murdered?” Shin Ha-kyun looks up from slicing his meat, and begins to laugh maniacally.
Yeo Jin-gu runs through tall grass, desperately searching for something in the night, as Shin Ha-kyung’s voiceover says: “There are no secrets here… There’s always someone watching.” Copy on the screen appears asking, “Who among us is the monster?” The last scene shows Yeo Jin-gu and Shin Ha-kyun facing each other. Shin Ha-kyun peers closely and brings his flashlight up toward Yeo Jin-gu, and we hear Yeo ask, “Who killed them?” Shin slowly begins smiling with an insane glint in his eye.
Friday-Saturday JTBC drama Beyond Evil, directed by Shim Na-yeon (A Moment at Eighteen) and written by Kim Soo-jin (Mad Dog), will begin airing in February.