Sweat-inducing nightmares for Han Ye-ri, Yoo Jae-myung in Hometown
Mystery-thriller drama Hometown has released a new chilling teaser featuring Han Ye-ri (My Unfamiliar Family) and Yoo Jae-myung (Vincenzo). Yoo Jae-myung plays a police detective that’s pursuing a murder case in 1999. Han Ye-ri plays an aunt who is trying to find her kidnapped niece. Somehow, the two become entangled in a confrontation against an inscrutable terrorist played by Uhm Tae-gu (Rescue Me 2).
Uhm Tae-gu’s character is a student who returned home from studying abroad in Japan in 1987. As soon as he came back to his hometown, he set off a lethal nerve gas bomb at the local train station, causing numerous casualties. Afterwards, he promptly turned himself in to the police. For the past 12 years, he’s been in prison, serving out his lifelong sentence. The mysterious part of all this is that around the same time as the terrorist attack, other strange cases began to crop up around town.
In the teaser, Han Ye-ri experiences night sweats. Similarly, Yoo Jae-myung flinches as he naps in his chair. Han Ye-ri’s voiceover narrates the copy: “A place where everything is flipped.” A grainy television shows the outline of a country town, then a ghost-like girl upside-down followed by a gas explosion with a figure walking out.
Both Han Ye-ri and Yoo Jae-myung twist around in their sleep. There’s a reflective shot of a mixed tape, photographs referencing Buddhist practices, and burning lights. A dark, veined hand reaches around Han Ye-ri’s throat. Then, they both wake up, and the teaser closes with Yoo Jae-myung saying, “Hometown.”
Directed on Park Hyun-seok and written by Joo Jin, tvN’s Wednesday-Thursday drama Hometown will air its first episode on September 22.