Jung Hae-in will star as the main character in a newly announced original drama series from Netflix about a young army private who unexpectedly becomes a desertion arrest officer and finds himself in confusing and complicated situations.
Netflix announced the cast of the series, titled D.P., on Thursday (3 Sep). Other cast members include Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim Sung-kyun, and Son Suk-ku.
D.P. is an acronym for “Deserter Pursuit”, a unit within the South Korean army's military police that tracks down AWOL soldiers. The TV series is based on a popular webtoon by Kim Bo-tong that attracted more than 10 million readers.
D.P. is directed by Han Jun-hee, who collaborated with the original webtoon writer Kim on the screenplay.
The series will be produced by Lezhin Studio in association with Homemade Film. It will premiere internationally, only on Netflix. No production or release dates were announced.
Here are the character descriptions as provided by Netflix:
Jung Hae-in (Something in the Rain and One Spring Night, Tune in for Love) plays An Jun-ho, an army private assigned to D.P. detail by his supervisor who found him to be observant and persistent. An Jun-ho is a quiet, even-tempered young man who does not believe in bending the rules. He struggles with inner conflict as he faces different cases of deserters.
Koo Kyo-hwan (Peninsula, Jane) plays Han Ho-yeol, the corporal leading the desertion arrest unit. Although he appears to be an unambitious free spirit, Ho-yeol will present Jun-ho at times with useful investigation know-how and at times with ill-temper, in a display of great teamwork between the two actors.
Kim Sung-kyun (The Fiery Priest, Reply 1994, and Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time) plays the role of D.P. Unit Chief Park Beom-gu who constantly nags the already stressed and chronically fatigued Jun-ho and Ho-yeol. Beom-gu is an experienced and capable leader who always looks out for them.
Son Suk-ku (Sense8, Mother, Be Melodramatic, Designated Survivor: 60 Days) plays First Lieutenant Im Ji-seop, an elite graduate of the Korea Military Academy and the Commander of the Military Police, who creates suspense and tension as he only cares about results and highly disapproves of D.P.