Disney+ The Worst of Evil; what is the K-Thriller about, who stars in it and what is its streaming schedule?
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The taught K-Thriller ‘The Worst of Evil’ saw its first three episodes drop on Disney+ the late last week, and already we are hooked on the tense story created by South Korean filmmakers Park Geun-buem and Han Dong-wook.
The series, exclusive streaming through Disney+’s ‘Star’ selection of programming, follows a countryside detective entering the South Korean metropolis of Gangnam; the trendy Seoul neighbourhood is an urban utopia of high-end shopping, traditional temples and choice cultural spots - alongside gaining infamy in the west through Psy’s worldwide smash, “Gangnam Style.”
The fresh-faced Ji Chang-wook plays Jun-mo, the countryside police sergeant who goes undercover to infiltrate the ‘Gangnam Cartel’, while Im Se-mi plays his wife, Yoo Eui-jeong, and Wi Ha-joon as Jung Gi-cheul, the leader of Gangnam Cartel, the key organization leading the drug trade in Seoul.
Fans of Martin Scorcese’s ‘The Departed’ or its predecessor, Andrew Lau and Alan Mak’s 2002 film ‘Infernal Affairs’ will no doubt find themselves making similar comparisons we just have, and for good reason.
Both were incredible, tense films dealing with how far one has to go in order to complete a police operation and the moral quandaries Jun-mo finds himself in pose the question the show is titled about - what really is ‘The Worst of Evil’ when it comes to getting justice?
What is ‘The Worst of Evil’ about?
“In 1995, Korea and Japan team up in a joint investigation to dismantle the illicit drug trade flowing from Korea to Japan. Junmo, a countryside detective, courageously ventures undercover into the rising evil gang, Gangnam Cartel, seeking a special promotion. Little did he know that he was walking into the complex relationship between his wife, Euijeong, and Kicheol, the boss of Gangnam Cartel.”
“Caught in the inescapable web of fate, Junmo’s anxiety increases. He must dig deeper and move faster to unravel the truth. Can they ever return to their normal lives once the mission is complete?”
“Who will have the last laugh in this game and who is the worst of evil?”
Who stars in ‘The Worst of Evil’?
Disney+ has listed the following cast members that will feature in ‘The Worst of Evil’:
- Ji Chang-wook as Park Jun-mo
- Wi Ha-joon as Jung Gi-cheul
- Seo Jun as young Jung Gi-cheu
- Im Se-mi as Yoo Eui-jeong
- Shin So-hyun as young Yoo Eui-jeong
- Bibi as Hae-ryeon
- Lee Shin-ki as Seo Jong-ryeol
- Jung Jae-kwang as Tae-ho
- Lim Seong-jae as Choi Jeong-bae
- Cha Rae-hyung as Hong Hee-seong
- Jung Man-sik as Jang Kyung-chul
- Lee Jeong-heon as Cho Chang-sik
- Ji Seung-hyun as Seok Do-hyung
- Yoon Kyung-ho as Hwang Min-goo
- Woo Kang-min as Bok-nam
- Gyeol Hwi as Cheol-gon
- Keum Kwang-san as Baby
When does ‘The Worst of Evil’ start streaming on Disney+?
The first three episodes of ‘The Worst of Evil’ are currently available to stream through Disney +, with two episodes to drop weekly until a three-episode finally arrives on the streaming platform.