- Disney Plus has announced a 2023 premiere for its original upcoming Korean crime drama series, “The Worst of Evil.”
- The series takes place in 1980s South Korea and will follow the story of undercover cops infiltrating a drug trafficking crime ring involving Korea, China and Japan.
- Ji Chang-wook will play the main protagonist officer Kang Joon-mo, and is joined by Lim Se-mi as narcotics officer Yoo Eui-jung and Wi Ha-joon, whose character is the head of the criminal empire.
- No exact release date has been announced, but the series adds to Disney Plus’ goal of green lighting over 50 Asian-Pacific original series by 2023.
Disney Plus’ upcoming original K-drama series “The Worst of Evil” has been announced for a 2023 premiere.
Disney Plus made the announcement on Tuesday. The series is a crime-drama set in 1980s South Korea that focuses on undercover police investigators infiltrating a criminal empire inciting a drug war among Korea, China and Japan.
Ji Chang-wook, best known for his roles in “Healer,” “The K2” and Netflix’s “Backstreet Rookie” and “Lovestruck in The City,” will star as officer Kang Joon-mo. He will be joined by Lim Se-mi, best known for her supporting role in the hit webtoon K-drama adaptation “True Beauty,” who will play narcotics officer Yoo Eui-jung. Wi Ha-joon will play the villain Jung Ki-cheol, the leader of a criminal organization.
Han Dong-wook, who previously worked on the film “Man In Love,” is slated to direct.
The series adds to Disney Plus’ ever-growing catalog of K-drama content, which includes “Snowdrop,” starring BLACKPINK’s Jisoo; “Big Mouth,” starring Girls’ Generation member YoonA; the legal drama “May It Please The Court” and Kang Daniel’s “Rookie Cops.” Disney Plus aims to greenlight over 50 Asian-Pacific original series by 2023.