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Dark Hole 2021 K-Drama: Everything You Need To Know

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Dark Hole is an up-and-coming mystery sci-fi thriller drama by OCN production. The drama is about ‘mutant survival.’ Dark Hole focuses on a group of survivors and how they fend for themselves and fight for their lives against the human mutants who are created when a human breaths a mysterious dark smoke from a sinkhole, hence the ‘title’ of the series.

Dark Hole stars actress Kim Ok Bin who is known for her roles in dramas like ‘Over the rainbow’ and ‘Yoo Na’s Secret,’ and actor Lee Joon Hyuk he is known for his role in dramas like ‘Are you human too?’ and ‘365: Repeat the year’.

Dark Hole: Production and Casting.

Dark Hole is part of OCN’s “dramatic cinema project,” it aims to bridge the gap between films and TV through various genre production. The drama is said to have twelve episodes in total. Jung Yi Do is the writer for the drama, who is known to have penned dramas such as ‘Save me’ and the popular Naver webtoon adapted drama ‘Strangers from Hell’, which is also known as ‘Hell is Other People.’

The series will be directed by Kim Bong Joo, who has movies like ‘The Phone’ and ‘Dodgeball in Summer Day ‘on his plate. Dark Hole will be Kim Bong Joo’s first directed series in the drama world. The production companies involved in the making of Dark Hole are Kiwi Media Group and WooSang Film. OCN is the distributor company for the drama.

OCN announced its lineup for the drama on November 2020, which had the fifth installment of the ‘Dramatic Cinema’ project Dark Hole. OCN further announced the casting news of Kim Ok Bin and Lee Lee Joon Hyuk on October 9, 2020. Yoon Jung  Hoon was confirmed to join the cast on December 11, 2020, and on December 14, 2020, Jang Sung Won reportedly joined the cast. The first script reading took place on 2, March 2021 of which still photos were released.


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The actors bring life to the tension in the storyline for the ‘Mutant Survival’ drama. Kim Ok Bin, who portrays the role of  Lee Hwa Sun, a police detective, brings out her character’s charismatic strength. Lee Joon Hyuk immerses himself in the role of a two-truck driver named Yoo Tae Han, who from the outside seems like a carefree person, but he has a strong sense of justice in him.

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Oh, Yoo Jin plays a student of a local high school named Han Dong Rim, who is fighting not to fall into the clutches of those who want to use her for their own favor. Kim Do Hoon plays a local bully who torments Oh Yoo Jin’s character, named Lee Jin Suk. Kim Jang plays a fellow two-truck diver named Nam Young Sik, who is Yoo Tae Han’s close friend.

Dark Hole: Episode Release Date

Dark Hole is a mystery sci-fi thriller drama by OCN production, which will premiere the first episode on April 24, 2021, and is said to run until May 30, 2021. Dark Hole is scheduled to air every Saturday and Sunday of every week and will be taking the time slot which was previously occupied by the drama ‘Times’ at 10:30 pm(KST). The drama will have a total of twelve episodes. Following is the episode schedule for Drak Hole.

  • Dark Hole Episode 1 will be released on April 24, 2021.
  • Dark Hole Episode 2 will be released on April 25, 2021.
  • Dark Hole Episode 3 will be released on May 1, 2021.
  • Dark Hole Episode 4 will be released on May 2, 2021.
  • Drak Hole Episode 5 will be released on May 8, 2021.
  • Dark Hole Episode 6 will be released on May 9, 2021.
  • Drak Hole Episode 7 will be released on May 15, 2021.
  • Dark Hole Episode 8 will be released on May 16, 2021.
  • Dark Hole Episode 9 will be released on May 22, 2021.
  • Dark Hole Episode 10 will be released on May 23, 2021.
  • Dark Hole Episode 11 will be released on May 29, 2o21.
  • Dark Hole Episode 12 will be released on May 30, 2021.
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Dark Hole: Plot Synopsis.

Drak Hole revolves around a group of survivors who need to battle for their lives against mutants or freaks who are made when people inhale puzzling dark smoke from a sinkhole.

Lee Hwa Sun is a detective of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency under the unit of regional investigation. She gets a phone call from the person who murdered her husband; she then travels to Muji city. As she arrives, she notices that people are turning into monsters after inhaling a mysterious dark smoke. This sends the residents of Muji City into fright and chaos. Lee Hwa Sun chases after her husband’s murderer while struggling to save the people of Muji city.

Meanwhile, Yoo Tae Han has spent his whole life in Muji City. He once used to work as a detective but had to quit due to an incident regarding a case. He now works as a tow truck driver but still has a strong sense of justice inside of him. He sometimes comes off as an easy-going person. Yoo Tae Han witnesses his city fall into chaos because of the dark smoke and joins Lee Hwa Sun in saving the people of Muji City.