First script read for SBS’s antihero drama Deluxe Taxi
Cathartic action drama Deluxe Taxi recently held its first script read. It’s based on a popular webtoon by the same name. In a society without justice, everything can be solved with a phone call to Rainbow Transport, a deluxe taxi transport company that specializes in vigilante justice for victims who have been oppressed by the powerful establishment.
Lee Je-hoon (Fox Bride Star), Esom (Rescue Me 2), Kim Eui-sung (Arthdal Chronicles), and Lee Na-eun (Extraordinary You) are leading the cast. Lee Je-hoon stars as a former special ops agent who is the current ace driver at the company. Kim Eui-sung plays the CEO of Rainbow Transport, and Lee Na-eun plays its hacker. On the other hand, Esom’s character is on the side of the prosecution; she is a hotheaded, elite prosecutor who is passionate about fighting for justice.
At the script read, the following supporting actors were also present: Cha Ji-yeon (Scent of a Woman), Jang Hyuk-jin (Awaken), Bae Yoo-ram (Run On), Yoo Seung-mok (Oh My Baby), Lee Ho-chul (The King: Eternal Monarch), and Tae Hang-ho (Zombie Detective)
Regarding the drama, Lee Je-hoon said, “I’m already so excited to be working with such great actors, writers, director, and staff members.” Esom gave her perspective, “The script was so interesting, and being in an atmosphere where the actors were performing so well helped me focus even better at the script read.” Kim Eui-sung added, “I was nervous because it’s been a while since my last drama, but being with such good actors made me feel supported.” Finally, Lee Na-eun asked for love for the drama and her character, “Please have high expectations for us.”
Directed by Park Joon-woo and written by Oh Sang-ho, SBS Friday-Saturday drama Deluxe Taxi will begin airing on April 9, after the conclusion of Penthouse 2.