‘Through the Darkness’ is gearing up for a mid-January premiere. It is a crime-thriller series that stars Kim Namgil, Jeon Seonkyu, and Kim Sojin. A literal translation of the title is ‘Those Who Read the Mind of the Evil’. This series is based on the non-fiction book of the same name authored by criminal profiler Kwon Il-Young and journalist Go Namoo in 2018. Kwon Il-Young penned down this work after a lot of his personal experiences. This drama will follow the story of Song Hayoung, who works in the crime field and wishes to understand the mind of serial killers.
The drama is greatly anticipated due to the fact that it is based on non-fictitious work. Many crime and thriller series fans are looking forward to what the drama will be like. It is no doubt that this series will have a good fanbase, and it seems set to impress the audiences. Everybody is excited to know the sort of twists it will have and how they will keep the viewers engaged. The cast members are well-known members of the industry, which has elevated everyone’s level of excitement. Here are all the details you need to know regarding ‘Through the Darkness’.
‘Through the Darkness: Release Date and Episode Schedule’
The crime series is set to premiere on January 14, 2022. It will air on SBS every Friday and Saturday at 18:30 KST. The series spans over 12 episodes, with 2 episodes being released each week. Every episode has an average of 60 minutes running time. The fans can finally extinguish their curiosity regarding the series on the coming weekend. Here is the episode schedule for the show:
- Through the Darkness Episode 1: January 14, 2022.
- Through the Darkness Episode 2: January 15, 2022.
- Through the Darkness Episode 3: January 21, 2022.
- Through the Darkness Episode 4: January 22, 2022.
- Through the Darkness Episode 5: January 28, 2022.
- Through the Darkness Episode 6: January 29, 2022.
- Through the Darkness Episode 7: February 4, 2022.
- Through the Darkness Episode 8: February 5, 2022.
- Through the Darkness Episode 9: February 11, 2022.
- Through the Darkness Episode 10: February 12, 2022.
- Through the Darkness Episode 11: February 18, 2022.
- Through the Darkness Episode 12: February 19, 2022.
As long as there are no changes in the broadcasting schedule or delays, the final episode will be aired on February 19.
Watch ‘Through the Darkness’ Online: Streaming Details
The crime thriller series is set to be broadcasted on SBS every weekend. However, international fans can stream it on Viki and Kocowa. The former offers free viewing, whereas the latter requires a subscription. There is more than one option for the viewers to choose from according to their comfort.
‘Through the Darkness’: Cast and Plot
A compelling plot is definitely one of the strongest points of ‘Through the Darkness’. Basing it on personal experiences of a criminal profiler makes it stand out amongst the other dramas of its genre significantly.
Kim Namgil plays Song Hayoung, a criminal profiler at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s (SMPA) Criminal Behaviour Analysis team. Jin Seonkyu plays Gook Youngsoo, the leader of the Criminal Behaviour Analysis team. Kim Sojin takes up the role of Yoon Taegoo, who leads the Mobile Investigation Unit at the SMPA. The story consists of a criminal profiler struggling to understand the intent of a serial killer. As the killer terrorizes the city with unprovoked attacks, the Criminal Behaviour Analysis team at the SMPA tries to prevent more from occurring and tracking down the perpetrator. Kim Namgil is best known for his work in movies Pandora, The Fiery Priest, and Memoir of a Murderer.
Another eye-catching member of the cast is Ryeoun. He is in charge of playing the role of Jung Woojoo. He is a data analyst and gives out various information. Ryeoun is not new to the acting industry. He has played the supporting role in many well-known dramas like 18 Again and Temperature of Love. He recently gained a lot of attention for playing as ‘Kim Namho’ in web series ‘Adult Trainee’. With a strong cast and engaging story, this drama is set to capture the hearts of many viewers.