TVING has shared a heart-pounding teaser for its upcoming series “The King of Pigs”!
“The King of Pigs” is a thriller that follows the people who recall their experiences as victims of violence due to the mysterious serial killings that begin when they receive a message from a friend from 20 years ago. Through these characters with tragic fates, the drama touches on the origin of school violence and the violence that pervades modern society.
The drama is based on director Yeon Sang Ho’s animated film of the same name that has already been acknowledged for its cinematic quality at various film festivals.
Kim Dong Wook will play the role of Hwang Kyung Min who lives with the trauma of the school violence he experienced 20 years ago. Kim Sung Kyu will take on the role of detective Jung Jong Suk who traces the mysterious message sent by the friend from 20 years ago. Chae Jung Ahn will play the charismatic detective Kang Jin Ah, a tenacious woman of principle who will stop at nothing to solve a case.
This new preview centers around the relationship between Hwang Kyung Min and Jung Jong Suk, who were schoolmates but turned out to be very different adults. The teaser starts off with the younger Hwang Kyung Min sharing his joy that he doesn’t have to see his bullies anymore. The adult Hwang Kyung Min scratches someone’s face out in a school photo with an eerily calm face that is covered with blood.
Jung Jong Suk is faced with a frightening new murder case. Kang Jin Ah mentions Hwang Kyung Min went to the same school as him, and Jung Jong Suk tries to recall him, saying, “I haven’t seen him since middle school.” Hwang Kyung Min’s voiceover greets, “Jong Suk, long time no see.”
Jung Jong Suk asks an old classmate about how he remembers Hwang Kyung Min, and he says, “I remember he was really nice. Thanks to him, our classroom was warm and bright.” However, the past recollection shows otherwise, hinting that something unsettling is going on.
Jung Jong Suk predicts Hwang Kyung Min will continue killing people, and true to his word, Hwang Kyung Min appears with dark eyes as he wipes blood on his cold face. Jung Jong Suk vows to stop his friend from becoming a murderer. One classmate’s voiceover asks, “Can you torture people like over something that happened 20 years ago?”
“The King of Pigs” will be released on March 18 via TVING.
Check out the teaser below:
While you’re waiting, watch Kim Sung Kyu in “A Piece of Your Mind“:
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