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Korean miniseries ‘The Tyrant’ launched on Disney+




Korean miniseries 'The Tyrant' launched on Disney+

“I Saw the Devil” screenwriter and director of “New World,” Park Hoon-jung has written and directed the Korean spy revenge drama series “The Tyrant.”

The four-part miniseries launching next month (August 14) on the streaming platform Disney+ revolves around a sophisticated virus that is stolen during a secret transfer between Korean and US intelligence agencies. Both governments will go to war to get it back.

The show stars: Jo Yoon-su (“True Beauty,” “Juvenile Justice”) as vengeful killer Chae Jagyeong; Cha Seoung-won (“Our Blues,” “A Korean Odyssey”) as cold-blooded mercenary Lim Sang; Kim Seon-ho (“Start-Up,” “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”) as Director Choe, the leader of the secret Korean project; and Kim Kang-woo (“Le Grand Chef,” “Goodbye Mr. Black”) as U.S. intelligence agent Paul.

“After years of watching their country oppressed by foreign powers, a group of rogue scientists working within the South Korean government begins developing a virus that will put their country on a level playing field with the most powerful countries in the world. The virus, also called ‘The Tyrant Project’, has limitless potential for the progress of humanity. However, before the project can be completed, a group of American agents discover the plan and demand that all samples be handed over. Unwilling to give up his research, the group’s leader hires a Black Ops team to retrieve his work, but when something goes wrong during the attack, the parties on both sides must retrieve the virus and use it to destroy their achieve its own goals. ” according to an included synopsis.

Disney has invested significantly to strengthen its position in the Korean-language TV market. Other Korean dramas include: ‘Moving,’ about South Korean special agents trying to protect their super-powered children from harm and exploitation by evil government agencies; “The Worst of Evil,” about an undercover detective who infiltrates a dangerous new gang; and the award-winning series “Big Bet,” starring legendary actor Choi Min-sik as a serial entrepreneur who repeatedly crosses borders to help bolster his growing casino business.