South Korea’s highest-grossing actors come together for the first time in new trailer for ‘Narco-Saints’

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Ha Jung-woo and Hwang Jung-min lead the star-studded cast featured in the new teaser trailer for the upcoming Korean crime-thriller drama “Narco-Saints.” The series also stars Park Hae-soo in his third Netflix original following “Squid Game” and “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area.”

“Narco-Saints” — previously titled “Suriname” and "The Accidental Narco” before the latest was finalized — is based on the real-life events of a civilian entrepreneur who has no choice but to go undercover in a government operation to catch a powerful drug lord who has taken control of Suriname.

Ha Jung-woo takes on the role of Kang In-gu, the entrepreneur who seeks out a profitable venture in Suriname only to find himself involved in a drug smuggling operation. Hwang Jung-min stars opposite Ha as the drug lord Jeon Yo-hwan, who stays under the radar as a pastor.

The two are some of South Korea’s highest-grossing movie stars, whose projects are said to guarantee box office success. While “Narco-Saints” is the first time Ha and Hwang are joining forces, they’ve previously worked individually alongside the show’s renowned director Yoon Jong-bin in his hit movies “Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time” and “The Spy Gone North,” respectively.

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Yoon is breaking new grounds for this upcoming series, having only directed films in the past. It is also his first time collaborating with Netflix.

“Narco-Saints” also stars Park Hae-soo as Choi Chang-ho, a National Intelligence Service agent who recruits Kang In-gu into the operation to catch Jeon Yo-hwan. Jo Woo-jin takes on the role of Jeon Yo-hwan’s right-hand man Byun Ki-Tae, while Yoo Yeon-seok plays the cartel’s lawyer David Park.

The series will be available for streaming on Netflix on Sept. 9.

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Catch the new teaser trailer for the series below:

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