Long gone was the silly and love-prone Kang Ha Neul of “When The Camellia Blooms”, as the actor will play a much darker role in “Insider”
The talented actor Kang Ha Neul has never fallen short when it comes to versatility, and from “Moon Lovers” to “When The Camellia Blooms”, he managed to pull off totally contrasting characters. This June, Kang Ha Neul is returning with “Insider”, which adopts the action, thriller, and crime genres, also features top stars like Kang Ha Neul, Lee Yoo Young, Heo Sung Tae, and more. Top Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing will also make a cameo in the series.
Insider revolves around gambling – a constant social issue in Korea. Even in prison, gambling lines persist, taking advantage of human’s vulnerabilities and earning huge sums of money from these illegal deeds.
Therefore, to crack down on these underground lines, the police opt to use an “insider”, who will deeply infiltrate into enemy grounds and find out the truth behind their dark crimes.
In this thrilling K-drama, Kang Ha Neul assumes the role of Kim Yo Han, a judicial trainee. However, he has to enter prison due to gambling, and becomes an undercover agent who tries to unveil the deepest secrets of underground gambling lines.
“Insider” will be a complete contrast to Kang Ha Neul’s previous role in “When The Camellia Blooms”, as the actor has totally dropped his cute and positive image. He also received heaps of praise from the “Insider” director Min Yeon Hong, who both hailed Kang Ha Neul’s acting and expressed pride over the collaboration.
The director shared, “This work would not exist without Kang Ha Neul. After a year of working together, I have more faith in him. I feel happy and proud to be able to work with Kang Ha Neul for this drama.”
The female lead character of “Insider” is portrayed by Lee Yoo Young, who has left a good impression for her acting in suspenseful legal dramas. Returning in “Insider”, Lee Yoo Young plays Oh Soo Yeon, a successful businesswoman who plots intense revenge. To avenge her mother, she builds her own financial empire and asks to team up with Kim Yo Han to overthrow the forces that govern the underground power. Oh Soo Yeon will be a solid support and an important ally of Kim Yo Han.
In addition, information about Fan Bingbing’s special guest role is yet to be revealed, sparking curiosity. The appearance of the top Chinese actress is receiving high anticipation because it has been a long time since she last joined a TV project.
Although it is a TV series, the colors and setting of “Insider” are filled with cinematic vibes. According to director Min Yeon Hong, this shows the dedication and effort of the entire production crew with the desire to bring the audience the experience of watching 16 episodes as if they were enjoying a full-length movie.