Beyond Evil is a 16-episode crime thriller starring Shin Ha-kyun (Soul Mechanic, Less than Evil, Extreme Job) and Yeo Jin-goo (Hotel Del Luna, The Crowned Clown, The Moon Embracing The Sun). This is a drama that tells the story of two fearless men who will do anything to catch a serial killer.
A serial killer whose signature move is cutting off the fingertips of the women he murders. The only suspect that the case ever had was one of the patrol officers, and his partner is here to figure out if he’s a monster who’s responsible for the murders, or a man who became a monster to find out who did it. Lee Dong-sik (Shin Ha-kyun) was once a capable detective. He is demoted to working at Manyang Police Substation, where he does all the mundane chores. His peaceful life is interrupted by Detective Han Joo-won (Yeo Jin-goo), who arrives as his new superior. Han Joo-won is an elite detective with high social standing, but he harbors a secret. When a series of gruesome murders wrecks the quiet city, Dong-sik and Joo-won team up to catch the culprit.
Think Bong Joon-ho’s Memories of Murder in its specific and authentic portrayal of a small-town bureaucracies and politics, but with an added sense of danger that the cop investigating the crime might be the real murderer. Classic procedural elements are given unconventional twists in this drama. It’s a buddy cop show, except the two cops are investigating each other. Multiple crimes are investigated, but they may all be related to one criminal. This story is designed to give viewers a sense of whiplash in every other scene, to never be able to fully believe what they’re seeing. The character can seem like the killer in one scene, and in the other we see him working the case diligently to solve the crime.
Recognized for their outstanding acting skills, Shin Ha-kyun and Yeo Jin-goo have spectacular presence. They are able to deliver a story with just one gaze. With excellent teamwork, the two actors’ perfect synergy will display the essence of a psychological thriller digging deep into different mindsets of humans hidden behind an incident. Viewers can look forward to the passionate portrayal of the two actors who will show them a captivating narrative.
Beyond Evil is helmed by director Shim Na-yeon (At Eighteen, School of Hip Hop) and penned by screenwriter Kim Soo-jin (The Light in Your Eyes, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo).
Beyond Evil will premiere on K-PLUS starting 20 February 2021, Saturday at 9.15pm SGT. New episodes will air weekly on every Saturday & Sunday at 9.15pm SGT.
K-PLUS is available on: USEETV Indihome, DENSTV, Astro GO, Cignal, SKY Cable, MAXstream, CableLink.