Lee Dong-wook, Wi Ha-joon’s ‘Bad and Crazy’ to premiere on Dec. 17 on iQiyi

Published November 18, 2021, 9:28 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

Video streaming platform iQiyi’s latest Original K-series “Bad and Crazy” will be premiering on Dec. 17.

“Bad and Crazy” will star Lee Dong-wook of the “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” and Wi Ha-joon of “Squid Game.”

A 15-second concept teaser of “Bad and Crazy” was released on Nov. 18, showing Lee Dong-wook as the “Bad” and Wi Ha-joon as the “Crazy” characters.

Lee Dong-wook and Wi Ha-joon in “Bad and Crazy” (iQiyi, tvN)

In “Bad and Crazy,” Lee Dong-wook plays the role of Ryu Su-yeol, a corrupt cop driven only by career advancement. The teaser opens with Lee sprinting at speed, then punching someone hard, before he suffers a heavy blow himself–bare chested. With his arms open, Lee is then seen looking up into the rain and relishing it, bringing to mind the iconic scene from the film “The Shawshank Redemption.” Lee’s segment closes with a smile that brings goosebumps, echoing his character personality that alternates between good and evil.

“Bad and Crazy” is Wi Ha-joon’s first series after shooting “Squid Game.” In the series, he plays “K” who fights society’s injustice with his fists. On a speeding bike with a helmet on and clad in a red and black leather riding suit, he is then seen assaulting someone dressed in a green sweatsuit–in a somewhat familiar scene. On a motorcycle, he rides and brakes in style, and even shatters a car’s side window with a wheelie. With an uppercut to someone’s jaw, before removing his helmet to reveal his grin, viewers can feel the insanity that flows through Wi Ha-joon’s “K.”

Many themes will be in “Bad and Crazy” including action, dark comedy, suspense and crime for a satisfying and exciting series of vengeance in an insane society.

The iQiyi Original series is by the production team behind “The Uncanny Counter,” together with the CG effects team responsible for Korean film “Seobok” and the K-drama “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.” With film-like production values, Bad and Crazy is set to thrill viewers on a wild, entertaining ride.

“Bad and Crazy” is a heroic drama that follows capable but bad cop Ryu Su-yeol recovering his humanity after meeting the righteous but crazy “K.”

The iQiyi Original K-series is set to premiere on Dec. 17, with new episodes simulcasting with Korea on Fridays and Saturdays at 9:50 p.m. globally across 191 territories on the iQiyi International app and www.iQ.com.