tvN’s new Saturday-Sunday drama Startup will feature a stellar cast!
Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Sun Ho, and Kang Han Na are confirmed to star in this new drama. Startup, which will air in October, is a drama about young hopefuls who dream of success in Korea’s fictional “Silicon Vally” called Sandbox and join a startup company.
The drama depicts these young people’s growth, challenges, and romance.
Startup is directed by Oh Choong Hwan (Hotel Del Luna) and is written by Park Hey Ryun (Pinocchio, I Hear Your Voice).
Bae Suzy plays a young Seol Dal Mi, who aspires to be Korea’s own Steve Jobs. Dal Mi, who does not have much but is persistent, hopes to turn the tables and establishes a startup company. Since she worked multiple part-time jobs, Seol Dal mi has a lot of career experience and liveliness.
Nam Joo Hyuk plays Nam Do San, the founder of Samsan Tech who also excels in analytical thinking. Though he was once the pride of his family as a mathematics genius, he has been losing investments for his company for the past two years. However, Seol Dal Mi remembers him as her “cool first love,” and Do San decides to help found her startup in order to turn her dreams into reality.
Kim Sun Ho plays Han Ji Pyung, who begins a startup to “pay off his debts.” The senior leader of SH Venture Capital’s unbelievable investment skills and sharp tongue earned him the nickname, “Gordon Ramsey of the Investment Industry.” Though he is cold to most people, he shows warmth to those who were kind to him in the past.
Kang Han Na plays CEO Won In Jae, who has everything from a good education, beauty, and money. She considers her second-generation chaebol background as a weakness and instead tries to be recognized for her own skills and successes, only to be used by her chaebol father. Because she no longer wants to be “treated like a dog,” she challenges herself in the world of startups.
According to the production team of Startup, “Young stars Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Sun Ho, and Kang Han Na give off remarkable energy. As we are working hard so that these young people’s stories can be relatable and exciting, we ask that you look forward to it.”