Netflix’s ‘Black Knight’ Shares Glimpses of a Dystopian Future in New Character Stills

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Netflix series Black Knight reveals stills of its main characters.

The Netflix series Black Knight, set to premiere on May 12th, takes place in a future Korean Peninsula where extreme air pollution makes it impossible to live without an oxygen respirator. The story follows the legendary delivery driver 5-8 and refugee Sawol as they confront the Cheonmyeong Group that rules the new world.

The released stills capture the lives of characters 5-8, Ryu Seok, Sawol, and Seol Ah, who must wear masks to survive in the dystopian world.

Kim Woo Bin plays 5-8, a deliverer working under Cheonmyeong Group, which seeks to control the world by supplying oxygen. By day, he delivers essential goods and oxygen for survival; by night, he transforms into a Knight, delving into the secrets of the Cheonmyeong Group. Song Seung Heon portrays Ryu Seok, the ambitious heir to the Cheonmyeong Group that established the new order of the world. He oversees the A-zone project, which involves relocating a large number of refugees for a new settlement.

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Kang Yoo Seok plays Sawol, a refugee who participates in the delivery driver selection contest with dreams of becoming a deliverer. Seol Ah, played by Esom, is a military intelligence officer who takes in Sawol as a family despite the danger. A strong leader and skilled fighter, Seol Ah begins to have doubts about the Cheonmyeong Group while investigating a kidnapping case in the general area.

The four actors, who will bring a new story to life, mentioned director Jo Ui Seok and the captivating world he created as their reasons for choosing Black Knight. Kim Woo Bin shared, “After Master, I thought it would be a lot of fun to work with director Jo Ui Seok again. The scripts made me think that this could possibly happen in the distant future.” Song Seung Heon commented, “The world itself was really intriguing, and my trust in director Jo Ui Seok was the biggest factor.”

Kang Yoo Seok said, “The script itself was very enjoyable, with a large scale and sci-fi elements, and the character Sawol was charming.” Lastly, Esom reflected, “I found it fascinating that the delivery drivers, who are deeply rooted in our everyday lives, have been reborn as special beings responsible for everyone’s existence.”

Source: Netflix

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