Choi Woo-Sik and Son Seok-Koo have been cast as the main characters in the upcoming webtoon-based thriller drama, “The Murderer and the Toy.” The drama tells the story of a man who unexpectedly becomes a murderer and the detective who pursues him.
In the drama, Choi Woo-Shik plays Lee Tang. Lee Tang became a serial killer following his first unintentional murder. It was later revealed that the people he killed had all committed heinous crimes in the past. Lee Tang is regarded as a dark hero by some.
In the original webtoon, Lee Tang works part-time at a convenience store. He gets into a fight with a drunk and accidentally kills him with a hammer in his hand. On the day of his first murder, a bug covering the CCTV erases the evidence.
Son Seok-Koo plays a detective named Jang Nan-Gam (literally “toy”) in the drama. He’s a detective known for conducting in-depth investigations. He investigates and pursues Lee Tang, the murderer.
In the webtoon story, Jang Nan-Gam chose the police as a job that is easy to get among jobs that are not overlooked by others. He is a thoughtful person who even looks after witnesses who have witnessed terrible events. He goes after Lee Tang as he begins to investigate a murder case in which a person was killed on the street with a hammer.
K-drama fans are ecstatic that two top actors who delivered outstanding performances in 2022 have been cast in the same drama. Choi Woo-Shik’s drama “Our Beloved Summer” was praised for its heartwarming romance. Son Seok-Koo was chosen as the actor mentioned the most in May after starring in “My Liberation Notes” and “The Roundup.”
The Netflix series “The Murderer and the Toy” will be directed by Lee Chang-Hee, who previously directed “Hell Is Other People.” As of May 2022, no release date had been announced.