THE K2 (2016) [Deo Keitu] is a South Korean action, romance, thriller television series starring Chang-Wook Ji, and singer and actress Yoon-ah Im or Yoona. Also in the film are Yoo-joo Lee, Yun-ah Song, Sung-ha Jo, Kap-su Kim. Its first of 16 episodes premiered on tvN Fridays and Saturdays beginning on September 23, 2016 and ended on November 12, 2016.
In THE K2, Je-ha Kim (Chang-Wook Ji) is a former mercenary soldier for the PMC Blackstone. While in Iraq, he gets framed for the murder of his soon to be Iraqi wife, Rania (Carson Allen), who is a civilian translator. As a result he becomes a fugitive. Je-ha Kim returns to South Korea and, because of his military and martial arts skills, he is offered to work as a bodyguard by Yoo-jin Choi (Yun-ah Song), the owner of JSS Security Company and wife of the presidential candidate, Se-joon Jang (Sung-ha Jo). Je-ha Kim accepts the job in exchange for resources that he needs in order to get his revenge on another presidential candidate, Gwan-soo Park (Kap-su Kim), who was responsible for ordering Rania’s death to cover up his dealings in Iraq. In the meantime, Je-ha Kim gets assigned to guard An-na Go (Yoona), the unknown and illegitimate daughter of presidential candidate Se-joon Jang, whose estranged wife, Choi Yoo-jin (Yun-ah Song) is keeping An-na Go hostage to control her husband. An-na Go has been forced to grow up as a recluse in a nunnery in Spain but is brought back to Korea when her attempts to get free pose a problem. Je-ha Kim, who is suppose to keep An-na Go hidden and under control, begins to learn more about the situation and his concern for the young woman grows and he is determined to protect her at all costs. Je-ha Kim’s concern and growing love for An-na Go works against his desire to take revenge on Kwan-soo Park for the death of Rania, because to get revenge, he must work with the broken and desperate wife, Yoo-jin Choi, which keeps An-na Go in danger.
There are lots of great fight scenes in The K2 (2016), and the great chemistry between characters Je-ha Kim and An-na Go as they grow closer makes K2 (2016) really worth watching.
The K2 (2016) began airing on Netflix on October 1, 2019. Watch on Netflix Now!
Chang-Wook Ji plays the very well-skilled bodyguard, Je-ha Kim in THE K2 (2016). He began training in the martial arts for his role as a mysterious errand guy in Healer (2014-2015) and continued his intense training with professional martial artists to play his role as Je-ha Kim in The K2 (2016).