Esom and Kim Woo-bin in talks to star in new Netflix project
Kim Woo-bin, Esom
Netflix is planning a new dystopian drama called Delivery Knight, and Esom (Taxi Driver) and Kim Woo-bin (Uncontrollably Fond) have been offered leading roles.
The drama is based on an acclaimed webtoon by the same title, which was awarded at the 2018 Busan International Film Festival for its story and content.
Taking place in a future South Korea where air pollution has reached severe levels, people are forced to remain indoors due to health and safety risks. As a result, the population has become fully reliant on delivery services in order to survive and have access to food and other necessities.
Through the characters, we get a chance to put delivery drivers in the limelight and recognize the crucial role that they play in our day-to-day lives. The drama also aims to examine the environmental and social issues in our current society, and explores how the fictional world of Delivery Knight may not be too far from the real one.
The part that has been offered to Esom is military solider Sul-ah. Intelligent, tough, and level-headed, she aspires to one day become the Minister of Defense.
Kim Woo-bin is considering the role of Delivery Driver 5-8. Although he was born into an ordinary family, a worker at the residential bureau made a mistake and he was stamped with a QR code that designates him as a displaced person.
If both actors accept, this will be their first time working together since KBS’s White Christmas about ten years ago. It will also mark Kim Woo-bin’s return to dramaland; he’s been slowly easing back into work after recovering from cancer.
Directed by Jo Eui-seok, with scripts penned by the original webtoon creator Lee Woon-kyoon, Netflix drama Delivery Knight is currently still in the planning stages.
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