Kim Sae Ron’s comeback drama is out on Netflix.
On June 9th, Netflix released the original series “Bloodhounds,” a crime thriller that follows two young men who are caught up in the world of loan sharks. The initial introduction of the drama was “a story of three young people who enter the world of loan sharks following money and become entangled in a huge power.”
However, the introduction of “Bloodhounds” has been modified from “three young people” to “two young men” after Kim Sae Ron’s drunk driving scandal.
After the drunk driving controversy first broke out, Kim Sae Ron completely withdrew from “Bloodhounds.” However, the production team decided to take on the risk of keeping Kim Sae Ron’s scenes to some extent. It was impossible to edit out all of her scenes considering the overall story.
Regarding this, director Kim Ju Hwan said at the “Bloodhounds” press conference held on June 7th, “Many people poured their efforts into completing this drama for a long time. I thought that the story should not be ruined. We made efforts to minimize Kim Sae Ron’s screen time and increase the overall quality.“
Woo Do Hwan and Lee Sang Yi star as the two leads in “Bloodhounds.” Woo Do Hwan and Lee Sang Yi play Gun Woo and Woo Jin, two young men entangled in the world of loan sharks in the drama. Gun Woo is an upright and innocent character, while Woo Jin is tough and warm-hearted. They became brothers despite being rivals in boxing finals.
Earlier, on May 18th of last year, Kim Sae Ron caused an accident in Seoul’s Gangnam-gu while drunk driving. At that time, Kim Sae Ron’s blood alcohol level was far exceeding the license cancellation standard.
Kim Sae Ron was indicted on charges of violating the Road Traffic Act and recently received a fine of 20 million won.