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This year, Netflix has been on a roll, consistently adding Korean webtoon adaptations such as Weak Hero Class 1, Duty After School, and the animated series Lookism. Although it debuted several of these shows the year before, including the popular zombie series All of Us Are Dead, which became a smash hit, the network has many adaptations scheduled to air this year. Netflix’s decision to produce live-action adaptations of Korean webtoons brings a great deal of recognition to the authors of these works. This is because Korean webtoons are less popular than Japanese comics.
The new action thriller series Bloodhounds has piqued audience interest. This can be attributed to the webtoon’s widespread popularity. The series is directed by Kim Jo Hwan, also known as Jason Kim and stars Woo Do Hwan, Lee Sang Yi, Park Sung Woong, and Huh Jun Hoo, all of whom are well-known names in the Korean drama industry.
The series title was going to be “Hunting Dogs,” but it was eventually changed to “Bloodhounds,” which seems to be a more fitting choice. Keeping this in mind, if you are looking forward to the new series, which you absolutely should be, then the following information, which includes the plot, cast, and release date, is everything you need to know about it.
- Woo Do-Hwan as Geon-woo
- Park Sung-woong as Myung-gil
- Sang-yi Lee as Woo-jin
- Joon-ho Huh as Mr. Choi
- Jung Da-Eun as Cha Hyun-joo
Bloodhounds: Release Date
On June 9, one of the most anticipated Korean television series of the year, Bloodhounds, will be available to watch on Netflix.
Bloodhounds: The Plot
Except for a few still images from the first look, Netflix has not yet made a trailer for Bloodhounds available. On the other hand, given that the show is an adaptation of a well-known webcomic, the following is how the story develops in the original material: The story focuses on three main characters: Kim Geon Woo (played by Woo Do Hwan), Hong Woo Jin (played by Lee Sang Yi), and Cha Hyeon Joo (played by Kim Sae Ron).
Geon Woo, a former high school student and boxer, comes from a low-income family because his mother had a history of taking out loans from loan sharks to support the family when they were younger.
He was forced to leave school and look for work that would pay him well to repay the money he owed to loan sharks. These loan sharks will do anything to get their money back. Woo Jin is also a student in high school, but he is the complete antithesis of Geon Woo. Woo Jin has spent his entire life being a bully, so he was expelled from his previous school.
When President Choi (Heo Joon Ho), a legendary figure in the criminal underworld who rules the country from the shadows, reaches out to both teenagers through Hyeon Joo, who works for him, they eagerly agree in the hopes that it will change their lives. Heo Joon Ho plays President Choi.
However, their job as bloodhounds requires them to collect debts owed by other people. In order to be successful in this role, they are required to forgo their morals and work their way up the ranks of the organization. How will these high school students, one of whom wants to be a boxer and the other who wants to live a comfortable life, adapt to the new working environment of the underworld, which is very different from what they are used to?
Due to its portrayal of the harsh reality of South Korean societal concerns and a riveting storyline that kept readers glued to the screen until its conclusion, the webtoon attracted a massive following. This was one of the primary reasons for its success. Bloodhounds should be an exciting series to watch, especially in light of the recent success of adaptations of Korean action dramas similar to Weak Hero Class 1 and Island, both of which were available on Prime Video.