Itaewon Class is a 2020 South Korean television series about the Itaewon Area. It is Showbox’s first production and is based on the webtooon of the same name. The series aired on JTBC in Korea from January 31 to March 21, 2020, and is available worldwide on Netflix. At the 25th Asian Television Awards, the series received Best Drama Series honors.
Itaewon Class Profile
Drama: Itaewon Class
Revised romanization: Itaewon Kkeulasseu
Hangul: 이태원 클라쓰
Director: Kim Sung-Yoon
Writer: Jo Gwang-Jin (webcomic & screenplay)
Release Date: January 31 – March 21, 2020
Runtime: Friday & Saturday 23:00
Country: South Korea
Itaewon Class Plot Revealed
Park Sae-Ro-Yi (Park Seo-Joon) punches his classmate Jang Geun-Won (Kim Jung-Rok) on the first day of school, who was bullying another student. The bully is the son of CEO Jang Dae-Hee (Yoo Jae-Myung). Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s own father works at Jagga, a restaurant chain run by the bully’s father.
Jang Dae-Hee, the company’s CEO, orders Park Sae-Ro-Yi to apologize to his son, but Park Sae-Ro-Yi refuses. Because of his refusal, Park Sae-Ro-Yi is expelled from school and his father loses his job. Soon after, an accident happens. Jang Geun-Won’s ex-classmate Jang Geun-Won causes a fatal motorcycle accident during which Park Sae-Ro-Yi viciously beats him.
He is imprisoned for the savage beating. Park Sae-Ro-Yi decides to destroy Jagga and avenge Jang Dae-Hee and his son Jang Geun-Won by destroying the company. Once Park Sae-Ro-Yi has been released from jail, he establishes a restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul. Jo Yi-Seo (Kim Da-Mi), who is well known on social media, joins Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s restaurant as a manager. She has romantic feelings for him.
Itaewon Class Highlights
The JTBC’s “Itaewon Class” takes over the channel’s Friday and Saturday 23:00 time slot previously occupied by “Chocolate” and followed by “The World of the Married,” which will premiere on March 27, 2020. Based on Jo Gwang-Jin’s webcomic “Itaewon Class.”
“Itaewon Class” is the first drama series to be produced by Showbox, a movie business. The script reading was held at JTBC’s headquarters in Sangam, Seoul, South Korea, on August 2019.
Itaewon Class Full Cast & Crew
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Additional Cast & Crew Members
An Jae-Jun – male student (ep.1)
Park Jae-Wan – (ep.2)
Noh Eun-Ha – Oh Soo-A’s mother (ep.6)
Park Geun-Wan – (ep.11)
Oh Ki-Hwan – prosecutor’s office member (ep.16)
Yoo Young-Bin – staff
Kwak Gi-Hun – prisoner 2
Yeo Joo-Ha – Jo Yi-Seo’s fan
Kim I-San – Soo-A’s father