On September 18, a representative from SM C&C revealed to news outlet TV Report, “Song Jae Rim has been confirmed for SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘Goodbye Mr. Black.’”
“Goodbye Mr. Black” involves a revenge story like that of “The Count of Monte Cristo.” Based on a comic book of the same name, the drama will cover Cha Ji Won (Black)’s tragic story of being betrayed by his friend and his subsequent quest for vengeance. The original comic book was written by Hwang Mi Na.
Song Jae Rim will portray Seo Woo Jin who is the editor-in-chief of a small publishing company. His character boasts impressive credentials as he graduates at the top of his class with a double major in law and mass communication. Apparently, he is an idealist who believes in the power of the public.
As for his co-stars, Lee Jin Wook will act as the titular Mr. Black (Cha Ji Won) who is always optimistic until he gets betrayed by his best friend. Following the betrayal, he focuses on getting revenge. Also interesting is his job as an officer in the UDT (Underwater Demolition Team) for the Navy SEALs. Moon Chae Won’s character Swan is a bit unrefined yet funny and vivacious.
The drama will be helmed by director Lee Chang Min of “Birth of a Beauty” and writer Moon Hee Jung of “I Miss You.”
“Goodbye Mr. Black” will air following “The Village” which will air after “Yong Pal” ends its run.