If you’re looking for a suspenseful thriller to watch, Netflix has just what you need. On Aug. 18, the streamer will be releasing a new Korean drama called Mask Girl, and it’s definitely a show that’ll have you constantly thinking with its unpredictable twists.
Mask Girl is one of the many K-Dramas that Netflix revealed would be coming out in 2023. It was written and directed by Kim Yong-Hoon with production by House of Impression and Bonfactory.
Based on the Naver webtoon of the same name by Mae-mi, Mask Girl follows an ordinary office worker named Kim Mo-mi. Kim Mo-mi has always been insecure about her looks, so she hides her face behind a mask and adopts an internet personality by the name of Mask Girl during her live streams at night. But Kim Mo-mi isn’t as innocent as one might think. An unforeseen incident triggers her transformation into a murderer, and she eventually finds herself put away for her heinous crimes.
In Mask Girl, viewers see Kim Mo-mi through three different periods in her life. We watch her rise from an ordinary office worker to a popular masked Cam model to her downward spiral when she becomes a prisoner. But who plays Kim Mo-mi? What about the other characters? Find out below.
Mask Girl cast
There are three actors portraying Kim Mo-mi in her different evolutions. However, only two of the three actors have been revealed.
Well-known South Korean actress Ko Hyun-jung plays an older Kim Mo-mi who’s serving time in prison for murder. She’s simply known as Prisoner Number 1047. Ko Hyun-jung is best known for her role as Yoon Hye-rin in the smash hit Korean series Sandglass. You might also recognize her from her previous roles in the Korean dramas Queen Seondeok and Daemul. Her most recent role was playing the starring role of Jeong Hee-joo in the Netflix K-Drama Reflection of You.
Singer and actress Nana portrays a young Kim Mo-mi, who has a showgirl persona called A-reum. Nana is best known for being in the popular K-POP girl group After School and its subgroups Orange Caramel and After School Red. She’s recently been taking on many acting roles. You might’ve watched her in the Korean dramas The Good Wife, Kill It, Justice and Oh My Ladylord. She recently starred in the Netflix Korean sci-fi series Glitch.
Here are more of the cast members and who they portray:
- Ahn Jae-hong as Ju Oh-nam
- Yeom Hye-ran as Kim Kyung-ja
- Choi Daniel
- Lee Jun-young (special appearance)
Take a look at the official trailer to get pumped for the show’s release!
Be sure to check out Mask Girl, landing on Netflix on Aug. 18.