The upcoming Netflix original drama “The Bequeathed,” set to be released this Friday, is based on the webtoon of the same name by Yeon Sang-ho, the director of “Train to Busan” and “Hellbound.” An interesting fact is that the webtoon and the drama are being produced simultaneously. However, the drama is not directed by Yeon Sang-ho himself, but he is responsible for the script and planning, while the direction is handled by Min Hong-nam. The drama, consisting of a total of 6 episodes, will be released through Netflix on January 19, 2024. “The Bequeathed” has a similar atmosphere to the movie “Exhuma,” which is scheduled to be released in February. It might be worth looking forward to if you enjoy Korean thrillers or works by director Yeon Sang-ho.
What Is The Plot Of “The bequeathed”?
The protagonist, Yoon Seo-ha, one day suddenly receives news of the death of her estranged father. As she attends the funeral, she inherits a bequeathed mountain from her father. However, chaos ensues when Kim Yeong-ho, who claims to be her half-brother, appears and asserts his right to the inheritance as well. Following this, a series of ominous events occur in the village, and Detective Choi Sung-joon, sensing a connection between these events and the inheritance, begins an investigation.
Who Is In The Cast Of “The bequeathed”?
Yoon Seo-ha (Actress Kim Hyun-joo)
Yoon Seo-ha inherits a mountain due to the sudden death of her estranged father. She then gets entangled in an unexpected series of ominous events along with her suddenly appeared half-brother.
The role of Yoon Seo-ha is played by actress Kim Hyun-joo, who previously worked with director Yeon Sang-ho in “Hellbound.” According to an interview with the director, he was surprised to see Kim Hyun-joo’s pitiful yet desirous new side. It raises curiosity about how she portrayed the character of Yoon Seo-ha.
Choi Sung-joon (Actor Park Hee-soon)
Choi Sung-joon is a detective with a sharp investigative sense. He senses a connection between the ominous events occurring in the village and the mountain Yoon Seo-ha inherited, and digs into the case.
Actor Park Hee-soon, who played an impressive villain in “My Name,” will play the role of Choi Sung-joon. Director Min Hong-nam, who directed this drama, said that Park Hee-soon was the actor who most closely resembled the character Choi Sung-joon he had in mind. He also contributed many ideas to the director during the production process, many of which were actually reflected in the drama.
Park Sang-min (Actor Park Byung-eun)
Park Sang-min, while holding the position of police squad leader, is junior to Choi Sung-joon. Due to a past incident, he harbors negative feelings towards Choi Sung-joon and is consumed by feelings of inferiority and jealousy towards him.
Actor Park Byung-eun, who played the role of a military officer in “Kingdom,” will take on the role of Park Sang-min. Upon reading the script for “The Bequeathed,” he felt a complex mix of curiosity, intrigue, and desire, which he wanted to express through his acting. It’s exciting to anticipate how he interpreted the character’s emotions.
Kim Yeong-ho (Actor Ryu Kyung-soo)
Kim Yeong-ho shows up suddenly at the funeral as Yoon Seo-ha’s half-brother, throwing her into confusion.
Actor Ryu Kyung-soo, who co-starred with actress Kim Hyun-joo in “Hellbound,” will play the role of Kim Yeong-ho. He reportedly had the most discussions with the director on how to portray the character’s madness and express his mysterious side. The character, briefly revealed in the trailer, was enough to pique the viewers’ curiosity, and it’s already exciting to anticipate what important role he will play in the drama.
“The bequeathed” Official Trailer
The Korean thriller drama “The bequeathed” will be released this Friday through Netflix.