"The law has loopholes. I'll close those loopholes myself."
Vigilante, the newest Disney+ series, reads like a suspenseful story about justice and revenge. Starring Nam Joo Hyuk, it's an upcoming action thriller drama based on the popular webtoon of the same name by CRG and Kim Kyusam. If that sounds like your type of K-drama, then we put together a quick fact sheet for you.
What You Need to Know about Vigilante on Disney+
What is the plot of Vigilante?
Vigilante tells the story of Kim Ji-young, a model student at the National Police University who becomes a vigilante at night to punish criminals who have escaped the law. However, with a determined reporter and competent detective following his every move, Ji-young's identity as Vigilante is one step closer to being exposed.
Who are the cast members of Vigilante?
Nam Joo Hyuk as Kim Ji-young
Kim Ji-young is intelligent, skilled in martial arts, and has a strong sense of justice. He witnessed his mother being murdered in front of him by a stranger, and this experience left him traumatized and angry. He also has a dark side, and is willing to cross the line to deliver his own form of justice.
Nam Joo Hyuk is best known for his roles in the K-dramas Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016), Start-Up (2020), and Twenty Five Twenty One (2022).
Yoo Ji Tae as Jo-jeon
Describing Vigilante as "a diligent and righteous lunatic," investigator Jo Heon has set his sights on capturing the elusive man who has taken the law into his own hands. But will he succeed before the city begins to view his methods as the way things should be done?
Yoo Ji Tae is actually both an actor *and* director! The dual threat is best known for his roles in the films Oldboy (2003), The Good the Bad the Weird (2008), and Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area (2022).
Lee Joon Hyuk as Cho Kang-ok
Cho Kang-ok is described as a "second generation chaebol", and in the teaser trailer he is seen looking at Vigilante's work in horrified awe. "The vigilante’s punishment on villains—I was blown away." But how far will his admiration go?
Lee Joon Hyuk has appeared in several K-dramas including City Hunter (2011), My Secret Romance (2017), and Our Beloved Summer (2021).
Kim So Jin as Choi Mi-ryeo
Reporter Choi Mi-ryeo believes that the masked vigilante could be her big break, and begins investigating the "dark hero." A strong and determined woman, she is constantly on the look out for her next journalistic scoop.
Kim So Jin is credited for her roles in notable K-dramas I Am Not a Robot (2017), It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020), and Through the Darkness (2022).
When can I watch Vigilante?
Vigilante is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ on Wednesday, November 8, 2023. Directed by Choi Jeong Yeol, there will be a total of 8 episodes, with two episodes available per week (to be released every Wednesday).
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.