Park Seo-Joon’s finally returning to our screens for a swoon-worthy February with Netflix, and we can’t wait! After a year-and-a-half hiatus, Seo-Joon's making his TV comeback with Itaewon Class, where he's set to play the reckless yet ambitious Park Sae Roy, an ex-convict determined to get his food business, Dan Bam, off the ground against all odds. Joining his passionate plight is his misfit band of unusual employees like Cho Yi-seo (Kim Da Mi), a genius sociopath with a dark streak who also happens to be his restaurant’s manager; and Choi Seung Kwon (Ryu Kyung Soo), a former gang member turned Dan Bam employee.
In an interview with Korean entertainment site Soompi, Seo-Joon revealed that he took on the the role after resonating with his character's undeniable drive and charm. “Park Sae Roy was the biggest reason I decided to join the cast. He works really hard to protect his convictions, which is really charming. He’s got a much different charm than any other character I’ve played yet, so through this role I’ll be able to show yet another side of myself," he says. “I think people will be able to feel a sort of catharsis when they watch this drama, in seeing someone live their life completely unbending to anyone else’s will. I’ll strive to make sure that the heart-rending emotion and hilarious humor is conveyed well.”
Watch the full trailer to Itaewon Class, below.
Can’t get enough? Check out a few stills from the series, below.
Itaewon Class is set to premiere on Netflix this February 1, 2020.