'L.U.C.A. The Beginning': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about K-drama based by Darwin's theory

'L.U.C.A. The Beginning' is inspired by Charles Darwin’s theory that all species of life on earth have descended from common ancestors


                            'L.U.C.A. The Beginning': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about K-drama based by Darwin's theory
Kim Rae Won as protagonist Ji Oh in 'L.U.C.A. The Beginning' (tvN)

New South Korean TV series, ‘L.U.C.A. The Beginning’ shows immense promise with a compact storyline, great cast and cinematography, and a thrilling background score. 'L.U.C.A', which actually stands for ‘Last Universal Common Ancestor,’ is inspired by evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin’s theory that all species of life on earth have descended from common ancestors. The trailer of the show looks captivating and K-drama fans cannot wait to watch this upcoming series. 

The series has been listed under "Sci-Fi and Supernatural" categories, and can be watched by people aged 15 years or older. Here's everything you need to know about the show.

Release Date

The first episode of 'L.U.C.A. The Beginning' is slated to release on February 1, 2021, and the last episode will be aired on March 9, 2021. 

Where to Watch

The series will be aired on tvN on Mondays and Tuesdays. Each episode will play for 60 minutes. There are 12 episodes in total. 

Plot 

The protagonist Ji Oh is someone who rarely shares his emotions with others. He knows he has a special power and harbors a secret, but he is unsure about who he really is. As he tries to untangle the mysteries around him and seek answers to numerous questions that bother him, he is chased by mysterious figures.

Gu Reum, a detective who plays another central character, is someone who never changes her decision on a course of action. Her parents had disappeared when she was a young child. As an efficient detective, she tries to unravel the truth behind her parents’ disappearance. Ji Oh and her path crosses in the course of time and their life changes. 

Cast

Kim Rae Won

Kim Rae Won (Getty Images)

Popular actor Kim Rae Won plays the lead role of Ji Oh. He rose to fame from his role in the rom-com series “Rooftop Room Cat”. He also played lead roles in My Little Bride", "Love Story in Harvard", "Gourmet", "A Thousand Days' Promise", "Punch" and "Doctors".

He was last seen in the 2017 drama series ‘Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me’. 

Lee Da Hee

Lee Da-hee (Getty Images)

Model and actress Lee Da Hee plays the role of detective Gu Reum. She started out as a supporting actress in popular K-dramas, but her breakout role was when she starred in the 2013 SBS courtroom drama ‘I Can Hear Your Voice’, for which she earned several awards and recognitions. She was last seen in the 2019 drama ‘Search: WWW’.
 
Kim Sung Oh

Actor Kim Sung Oh plays a supporting role of Lee Son. He is a seasoned actor known for his roles in the TV series ‘Secret Garden’ and the film ‘The Man from Nowhere’.

Creators

The series is directed by Kim Hong Seon and the screenplay has been written by Chun Sung II. 

Trailer 

The gripping trailer shows the different challenges faced by the lead characters in the journey towards the truth. 



 

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