Jung Woo heads Netflix’s A Model Family, facing off against Park Hee-soon
The first promos have dropped for Netflix’s original series A Model Family and if the teaser is anything to go by, this crime thriller certainly has its own flair with intriguing music and cinematography.
The drama stars Jung Woo (Mad for Each Other) as Dong-hwa, an ordinary man who used to do all the right things in life. But now he’s at his lowest point, facing possible bankruptcy and divorce from his wife Eun-joo – played by Yoon Jin-seo (Jackpot). Dong-hwa’s moral compass is thus tempted when he stumbles across a dead man’s car with a big bag of cash.
This puts him on the radar of Park Hee-soon (Dr. Brain) – playing mob boss Ma Gwang-chul – who, of course, wants his money back pronto. Complicating matters, Park Ji-yeon’s (Red Heart) police officer Joo-hyun is on both their tails, trying to solve the crime and ensure justice is served.
The newly released teaser begins with police officer Joo-hyun investigating the case and as she spies on mob boss Ma, she tiredly wonders, “Why I am here, what sh*t are you up to, and who is that professor?” We see that both Dong-hwa and Eun-joo have been added to the police board, noting that Dong-hwa is an English major who works as a part-time lecturer while Eun-joo discontinued her studies after three years.
An angry Dong-hwa slams his books in the middle of class and we flash back to him finding a car with dead bodies, as well as a bag filled with money. Meanwhile, officer Joo-hyun mulls over Dong-hwa’s connection with the mob, “What and how much does he know? I’m curious why they let him live…” We then briefly cut to the mysterious Kim Sung-oh (Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area) before returning to Dong-hwa, who tells his wife, “I’m going to protect our family and you as well.”
But mob boss Ma is keeping watch on them all and Dong-hwa is soon in danger. After a text screen that reads, “The people who became fully entangled because of a dead person’s money,” we see Dong-hwa banging his head on his steering wheel before getting threatened by the mob. The teaser then closes on officer Joo-hyun who concludes, “Ah, they really are an amusing family.”
Written by Lee Jae-gon with directing helmed by PD Kim Jin-woo (Love Alarm 2, Healer), A Model Family will be available August 12 on Netflix.