The Disney Plus original series ‘A Shop for Killers‘ is a live-action drama adapted from the novel ‘The Killer’s Shopping Mall‘ by author Kang Ji Young, which was published in 2020. The genre of this drama is action and noir, and it consists of a total of 8 episodes. The first release date was January 17th, with two episodes being released on this day. Like the ‘Big Bet‘ series that I enjoyed watching, it is scheduled to release two episodes each week. This drama is expected to showcase action using a variety of weapons for killers, such as handguns, sniper rifles, knives, drones, etc. If you enjoyed the ‘John Wick‘ series or ‘The Roundup 4’, you can look forward to this one.
A Shop for Killers
- Genre: Action, Thriller, Noir
- Release Date: January 17, 2024 ~ February 7, 2024
- Episodes: 8 parts
- Directed by: Lee Kwon, No Gyu Yeob
- Screenplay: Lee Kwon, Ji Ho Jin
- Original Work: The novel ‘The Killer’s Shopping Mall’ by Kang Ji Young
- Starring: Lee Dong Wook, Kim Hye Jun, Seo Hyun Woo, and others
What is the plot?
The protagonist, Jung Ji An, loses her parents at a young age and grows up with her uncle. One day, her uncle suddenly dies, and she inherits his shopping mall and becomes in charge of the warehouse. However, the shopping mall her uncle ran was a weapon store for killers. After her uncle’s death, killer customers who find out about it start targeting the warehouse. She discovers the secrets of the shopping mall her uncle ran in a state of not knowing who is an ally and who is an enemy.
Who is the cast of ‘A Shop for Killers’?
Jung Ji An (Actress Kim Hye Jun)
Jung Ji An is the protagonist who becomes the target of killers in an instant after her uncle leaves the world. She is expected to showcase intense action acting to survive the attacks of the killers. The lead role is played by actress Kim Hye Jun, who has shown various acting transformations through dramas of various genres, including the Disney Plus original series ‘Connect‘, ‘Sinkhole‘, and ‘Inspector Koo‘.
Actress Kim Hye Jun reportedly learned action properly through action school from four months before the shooting for this drama. It’s said that she underwent rigorous training from before filming to digest real action scenes, so it seems we can look forward to her action.
Jung Jin Man (Actor Lee Dong Wook)
Jung Jin Man is an uncle who appears indifferent on the outside but cares a lot for his niece. He suddenly meets his death, leaving his niece a shopping mall and warehouse for killers as an inheritance. The role of Jung Jin Man is played by actor Lee Dong Wook, who has impressed with his acting in ‘Tale of the Nine-Tailed‘ and ‘Guardian: The Lonely and Great God‘.
Lee Sung Jo (Actor Seo Hyun Woo)
Lee Sung Jo is a cold-blooded sniper targeting Ji An, who is left alone after the death of her uncle. The role of Lee Sung Jo is played by actor Seo Hyun Woo, who has made his presence known in various works such as ‘The Man Standing Next‘ and ‘Flower of Evil‘.
Veil (Actor Jo Han Sun)
Veil is a notorious villain who even makes killers tremble with fear. In the past, Veil was a character who sparked all the incidents due to his evil relationship with Uncle Jin Man, and as his name suggests, everything is veiled. The role of Veil in ‘A Shop for Killers’ is played by actor Jo Han Sun, who showed outstanding acting in ‘Stove League‘.