As a long-running webtoon becomes a drama, the Netflix series “Tomorrow” faces high expectations. Kim Tae-Yoon and Sung Chi-Wook, the directors of “Tomorrow,” talked about what inspired them to direct the drama, as well as their thoughts on the cast and the original webtoon.
Director Kim thought “the grim reapers saving people who want to die” was a novel storyline for the audience. Director Sung agreed with the original storyline’s appeal. He said, “The warm message conveyed by the original work was especially beneficial to me.” In addition, he mentioned, “More fantasy elements were added while adapting the webtoon into the drama script. I found an interest in dramatizing those new elements.“
The drama posters show the main actors’ appearances are strikingly similar to those in the original webtoon. “Actor Kim Hee-Sun made a big visual transformation for ‘Tomorrow,'” said director Kim. “I applaud her bravery. Even the original author was surprised when seeing actor Kim Hee-Sun’s change for the drama.”
Regarding Rowoon, who plays Choi Joon-woong in “Tomorrow,” the director stated that “among the actors in their 20s, Rowoon is the best actor who can show Choi Joon-woong’s unique vitality, unblushing, and humanity.”
Regarding Lee Su-Hyeok, who plays Park Joong-gil in the drama, the director shared that he was the first one who came to mind when reading the original webtoon. “With his incredible looks and voice, he’ll show the true picture of the Grim Reaper character,” the director added.
“As in the original work, he will be a bodyguard for the crisis management team,” the director says of Yoon Ji-On, who plays Im Ryoong-goo in “Tomorrow.” He added, “Yoon Ji-On’s exceptional acting abilities will also be praised in the drama.”
“I’m hoping that the drama will allow us to empathize with those in need and pay a little more attention to their ‘tomorrow,'” director Sung said to the audience. “We are adding a lot of interesting settings that can show the fun of video media and pay attention to visual elements such as CG.” He continued, “These elements will heighten the enjoyment and impression of the original webtoon.”