South Korea’s entertainment industry never fails to produce relevant, top-notch shows of any genre. That’s why when they decided to tackle mental health in the form of fantasy drama Tomorrow, we expected nothing more but quality execution, from the storyline up to the production value. Luckily, that's exactly what MBC TV and Netflix delivered.
Based on a webtoon published in 2017, Tomorrow revolves around grim reapers who save people that are considering ending their lives. At the heart of the story is Choi Joon-woong, a young job seeker who gets entangled in the affairs of the afterlife after he witnesses a traumatic incident. As we marvel at the show on Netflix, let’s take the time to meet the death angels that keep Tomorrow’s Soul Management Department running!
Meet the Cast of "Tomorrow" and Where You've Seen Them Before:
1. Kim Hee Sun
Playing both emotional and effortlessly cool characters is a walk in the park for seasoned star Kim Hee Sun. Aside from her tear-jerking performance in Room No. 9 with co-actress Kim Hae Sook, she also pulled off her mysterious persona in the time-travel drama Alice—only proving her knack for diverse role.
In Tomorrow, she plays the pink-haired maven Goo-ryeon, the head grim reaper of Jumadeung’s crisis management team. We don’t know if it’s her character or her girl crush aura, but she totally made us fall in love with only a snap of her finger!
ICYDK, Rowoon, who portrays job seeker-turned-amateur grim reaper Choi Joon-woong, is an idol in real life! One of K-pop boy group SF9’s golden members, this multitalented performer never fails to bring his charms from the stage to the small screen.
Before breathing life into his hilariously charming character in Tomorrow, he first became a hanbok-clad royal tutor in the period drama The King’s Affection. Also, he had a supporting role in the star-studded set of School 2017! Other shows you can find him in include Extraordinary You, Where Stars Land, and She Would Never Know.
3. Lee Soo Hyuk
Even through the television, Lee Soo Hyuk’s piercing gaze always catches the attention of viewers. That’s why when he starred in the 2021 web drama Handmade Love, audiences couldn’t help but squeal with delight!
He plays Park Joong-gil in Tomorrow, the strict, cold, and cunning leader of the Grim Reaper management team in Jumadeung. To make matters complicated, he’s also entwined in an emotional past with his colleague Goo-ryeon.
You can also catch Soo Hyuk in Doom at Your Service, Born Again, The Scholar Who Walks the Night, and Sweet Stranger and Me.
4. Yun Ji On
As the assistant manager of the grim reaper team, Lim Ryung-gu might always be stressed, but he sure is well dressed! Let’s give credit to Yun Ji On’s fantastic acting for that, ‘cause he keeps on leveling up his scenes in style.
Before Tomorrow, he appeared in a number of projects such as Mr. Sunshine, You Are My Spring, Monthly Magazine Home, and the Netflix zombie series Sweet Home.
5. Kim Hae Sook
Calling all K-drama loyalists: our favorite halmeoni is here! Always the familiar face on screen, did you know that Kim Hae Sook has been acting since 1975? She’s even dubbed as the National Mother in the industry, so if you don’t know her, you’re definitely missing out!
Prior to dominating the underworld as Jumadeung chairman Emperor Jade, one of her memorable roles include being Bae Suzy’s big-hearted grandma in the Netflix hit Start-Up. Other than this, she has an exhaustive list of movies and dramas in her repertoire, which include classic and popular titles like Autumn in My Heart, Winter Sonata, Pinocchio, The Handmaiden, About Time, and Hospital Playlist.
6. Kim Nu Ri
We’re pretty convinced that being good-looking is a requirement to becoming a grim reaper whenever Jang Jae-hee appears on the screen! Played by rookie actress Kim Nu Ri, Jae-hee brings her own dose of magic to the drama as a member of the risk management team.
Having debuted back in 2017, Nu Ri initially starred on web dramas such as Devil Inspector, The Guilty Secret, and No Time for Love. Two years later, she landed her first-ever TV drama in 2020 with A Piece of Your Mind!
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