Kim Ji Hoon starring in Amazon Prime series Butterfly alongside Daniel Dae Kim, Kim Tae Hee and Park Hae Soo

Kim Ji Hoon in Love to Hate You

Korean actor Kim Ji Hoon has been confirmed as joining the cast of the upcoming Amazon Prime original series Butterfly alongside previously named Kim Tae Hee and Park Hae Soo.

The actor’s agency, Big Picture ENT, confirmed the news earlier today.

According to Amazon Prime, the upcoming 6-episode mini-series is adapted from the hit graphic novel of the same name created by Arash Amel, and follows David Jung (portrayed by American actor Daniel Dae Kim), a former U.S. intelligence agent whose life takes a dramatic turn after a pivotal decision.

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Caught in a web of intrigue, Jung becomes the target of Rebecca, a sociopathic agent who has been ordered to eliminate him.

The spy thriller, produced by Daniel Dae Kim’s 3AD and Boom! Studios, is set in South Korea.

Kim Ji Hoon’s previous roles

As for Kim Ji Hoon, his latest main role in Butterfly is just one in a number of lead roles he has performed in in the last few years.

He has been particularly successful receiving work in original Netflix series/films in the last few years.

Early in 2023, the now 42-year-old actor appeared as Do Won Joon in the Netflix series Love to Hate You — and went viral online for that funny kiss scene.

He also starred in the Netflix original action adventure film Ballerina in the same year as its main villain.

He has starred in the Korean version of Money Heist on Netflix — Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area, as well as in Rich Family’s Son, Please Find Her, Sweet Stranger and Me, Goddess of Marriage and Good Thief, Bad Thief.

Kim’s role in the upcoming Butterfly is just one more role in a production by an American studio, although it will be his first Amazon original series.

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