Butterfly Cast: Korean TV Stars & More Join Daniel Dae Kim Thriller Series SuperNayr

Amazon MGM Studios continues to expand the Butterfly cast for Prime Video’s upcoming spy thriller series, which will be led by Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim.

Variety brings word that five more actors have been enlisted to join the ensemble cast, including top South Korean TV veterans Sung Dong-il and Lee Il-hwa as guest-stars. This marks the Sung and Lee’s latest collaboration together, after playing three different couples in the popular slice-of-life K-drama anthology series, Reply 1997, Reply 1994 and Reply 1988. Kim Ji-hoon (Money Heist: Korea), Sean Dulake, and Charles Parnell have also been cast in recurring roles.

Listed below are their official character descriptions:

  • Sung’s Dootae Kim – David Jung’s father-in-law, who’s a formidable Korean patriarch who runs a successful shipping company, his business connects him to friends in both high and low places.
  • Lee will be playing Dootae’s wife and David’s mother-in-law.
  • Kim’s Gun – is a brutally effective hitman, who embraces the challenge of taking down a renowned agent like David Jung.
  • Dulake’s Hollis – is the right-hand man to Piper Perabo’s Juno who oversees the staff of her private intelligence company.
  • Parnell’s Senator George Dawson – the politician investigating Juno’s private intelligence company.

What to expect in Butterfly?

“In the series, David Jung (Kim), an enigmatic, highly unpredictable former US intelligence operative living in South Korea, whose life is blown to pieces when the consequences of an impossible decision from his past come back to haunt him, and he finds himself pursued by Rebecca, a deadly, sociopathic young agent assigned to kill him,” reads the logline.

Based on Arash Amel’s 2015 graphic novel, Butterfly is co-created and executive produced by Ken Woodruff and Steph Cha, with Woodruff serving as a showrunner. The series will also star acclaimed South Korean actors Kim Tae-hee (Stairway to Heaven, Hi Bye Mama!) and Park Hae-soo (Squid Game, Money Heist: Korea), along with Piper Perabo, Reina Hardesty and child actor Nayoon Kim. It is executive produced by Kim, John Cheng, Adam Yoelin, Stephen Christy and Ross Richie.

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