In anticipation of the upcoming release of the long awaited Korean drama “Big Bet”, Disney+ has unveiled a number of stars who are set to feature in the upcoming Disney+ original series.
Slated for release later this year, “Big Bet” tells the unforgettable tale of a man who struggles to become a casino mogul but soon after hits rock bottom due to a chain of unfortunate events. Determined not to let life beat him down yet again, the man risks everything he has, including his own life, to get himself back in the game. Set to mark Choi Min Sik’s first appearance in a drama series in over 26 years, excitement is already bubbling over for “Big Bet”, following Choi’s remarkable work in “Oldboy”, “I Saw the Devil”, “New World”, and “Roaring Currents”.
Set to include a star-studded cast, Big Bet also features Son Suk Gu, a versatile genre-spanning actor who previously starred in “My Liberation Notes”, “Romance Without Love”, “Be Melodramatic”, and “D.P.”, and who also recently made his directorial debut in “Unframed”; as well as Lee Dong Hwi, who brought his larger-than-life presence to “Extreme Job”, “New Year Blues”, “Method Acting”, and “Pegasus Market”; and Heo Sung Tae who starred in “Beyond Evil” and who quickly became a fan favorite last year with his work in “Squid Game”.
At the helm of “Big Bet” is Kang Yoon Seong, the winner of the Best New Director at the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards and the 23rd Chunsa Film Art Awards. With “The Outlaws”, a Korean box-office hit praised for its high-voltage action sequences and tense narrative that garnered over 6.88 million admissions following its 2017 opening, under his belt, Kang’s distinctively powerful and spectacular directorial vision is yet another feature that makes “Big Bet” worthy of the hype.
“Big Bet”, a Disney+ original series, is set to premier worldwide exclusively on Disney+ in the second half of 2022.