‘Beautiful World’ releases first poster, confirms premiere date


JTBC drama Beautiful World, which deals with the issue of school violence, released a bright poster featuring its teen actors and confirmed that its broadcast will begin in April.

The poster has Nam Da-reum and Kim Hwan-hee dressed in school uniforms, sitting against the background of a clear blue sky, on the ledge of a terrace. Nam is looking at something with a smile on his face, while Kim looks at him with a fond expression. The text running across the poster says, “I want to go back to my brother’s smiling days,” evoking a longing and melancholy mood.

Nam Da-reum, who was last seen in Where Stars Land (2018), will be playing Park Sun-ho, a middle schooler who falls victim to school violence. Meanwhile, Kim Hwan-hee, star of the 2016 cult-classic Korean horror film The Wailing (2016), will play Sun-ho’s younger sister, Soo-ho. She was most recently seen in The Miracle We Met (2018).

The show also stars Park Hee-soon and Choo Ja-hyun as Park Sun-ho’s parents who live an idyllic life with their two kids. After their son gets gravely injured in a school incident, they struggle to fight corruption and bring the truth to light. Park Hee-soon’s participation in the series marks his return on the small screen since his appearance in The Missing in 2015. Choo’s most recent TV drama, meanwhile, was the 2010 series A Man Called God.

Screenwriter Kim Ji-woo and PD Park Chan-hong, the pair behind 2016’s Memory and 2013’s Don’t Look Back: The Legend Of Orpheus, have teamed up once again for Beautiful World, which will premiere on April 5, taking over JTBC’s Saturday-Sunday time slot following the conclusion of Legal High.

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