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Suzy Bae and Nam Joo-hyuk’s ‘Start-Up’ will premiere on October

By: Super contributor

In an upcoming drama “Start-up,” Suzy Bae and Nam Joo-hyuk work their way up in the corporate world of technology.

The romantic comedy boasts an impeccable lineup of actors  including Kim Seon-ho and Kang Han-na.  It is directed by Oh Choong-hwan who also directed “Hotel del Luna,” “My Love from the Star” and “Doctors”.  It is written by Park Hye-run who also wrote the dramas “Dream High,” “I Can Hear Your Voice,” “Pinocchio.”

Passion and Energy

Suzy Bae

The drama is a reunion for Suzy Bae, Oh and Park.  The three previously worked together in “While You were Sleeping.” The actress also previously starred in dramas such as “Vagabond” and “Pinocchio.”

Bae plays Seo Dal-mi who dreams of becoming Korea’s Steve Jobs. Dal-mi doesn’t have a fancy background but she’s passionate about her work. She has bright energy and is a person of great vitality, having experience in a wide range of part-time jobs.

Math Genius

Nam Joo-hyuk

Joo-hyuk’s character Nam Do-san is the founder of Samsan Tech. A ‘math genius’ as a young boy, Do-san was once the pride of his family but became their shame now, as his business has been going down for the past two years. He finds out that Dal-mi mistakenly remembers him as her first love, so he decides to work his way up in hopes of turning that misunderstanding into reality.

Joo-hyuk starred in “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo” and “The Bride of Habaek.”


Kim Seon-ho

Kim Seon-ho plays Han Ji-pyeong, senior investment manager at a venture capital company. His astonishing investment skills and sharp tongue earn him the nickname, “the Gordon Ramsay of investments.”

Kim is a breakout variety show star in “2 Days & 1 night.”  He worked in dramas such as “100 Days my Prince”  and “Welcome to Waikiki 2”.


Kang Han-na

Won In-jae, played by Kang Han-na, is a second-generation ‘chaebol’ CEO who has everything people desire – good education, beauty and money. But her background seems to be working against her in the startup world, as she struggles to create success on her own and be acknowledged for her skills.

Kang rose to fame as the evil queen in “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.”  

The teaser starts out giving off a vibe similar to that of one viewing their familiar smartphone. There is an explanation of start-ups being companies created upon innovative techniques and ideas.

Dal-mi is nervous but she moves forward with giving a presentation in front of many spectators. Then we see cute nerd Do-san getting absorbed into coding and working on something that could be revolutionary.

Next, Ji-Pyeong, a senior executive from SH Venture Capital oozes luxury, while In-jae appears to be the perfect CEO and also stands on the same stage as Seo Dal-mi.

There’s an exciting tale in store as these very different individuals all begin their journeys at the same place called Sand Box, striving to fulfill their dreams and goals.

Watch the trailer here:

Start-Up, produced by Studio Dragon, will premiere in October, available only on Netflix.

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