Above: Ha Jung-woo, Park Hae-il, Ha Jung-woo, Yoo Yeon-seok, Jo Woo-jin and Chang Chen team up.
Starring some of Korea’s biggest box office names including Ha Jung-woo and Hwang Jung-min, Korean crime thriller Narco-Saints (previously “Suriname”), a Netflix original, has dropped its official teaser trailer!
With a production budget of 40 billion won and shot on location in South Africa, Narco Saints is an upcoming K-drama you might want to watch out for. Helmed by Yoon Jong-bin who won Best Director at the Blue Dragon Film Award for The Spy Gone North, it is his first time directing a TV series and boasts a prolific cast of actors that also Park Hae-soo who appeared in Squid Game as “No. 218”.
Both male leads have worked with director Yoon Jong-bin several times – Narco Saint being Ha Jung Woo’s eighth collaboration with him since 2015, and Hwang Jung-min’s third project with the esteemed director following A Violent Prosecutor and A Spy Gone North.
Synopsis and Cast
Ha Jung-woo plays Kang In Gu, a businessman who goes to Republic of Suriname hoping to make his fortune, but ends up getting embroiled into a drug smuggling operation after putting his trust in “Korean pastor” Jeon Yo Hwan (Hwang Jung-min), who is in fact a powerful drug lord with control of the drug trade there. Luckily, he is saved by Choi Chang Ho (Park Hae-soo), a National Agency Service agent, and later recruited into the secret government mission to apprehend the drug lords.
In the trailer, Golden Horse Best Actor Chang Chen (張震) also makes a surprise appearance where he points a gun at Ha Jung-Woo, turning up viewer buzz given that little has been revealed about his role.
Intrigued by the story, characters and plot development the first time he read the script, Ha Jung-woon initiated a discussion with the director, who along with the screenwriter refined the details, while Ha Jung-woo expressed how each episode kept his curiosity piqued.
Set for a Netflix release on September 9 in over 190 countries, the six-episode series is also notable as actor Ha Jung-woo’s first project since he was fined 30 million won for the illegal use of sedative drug and sleep inducer Propofol in 2019.
Catch “Narco Saints” Teaser Trailer: