de Lily Alice, Abril 9, 2024

The Atypical Family lead, Jang Ki Yong, transforms into a time traveler who loses his abilities due to depression.

JTBC's upcoming weekend drama The Atypical Family unveiled stills of Bok Gwi Joo (Jang Ki Yong), who wishes to go back in time.

The Atypical Family tells the story of a family with superpowers who have lost their abilities due to chronic diseases common to modern-day people and a woman who becomes involved with them. 

Expectations and interest are high as this is Jang Ki Yong's first comeback project after his discharge from the military. The character stills of Bok Gwi Joo raise anticipation for Jang Ki Yong's transformation.

Bok Gwi Ju can only time travel to happy moments. But since he cannot change the past, there is nothing he can do other than brood over his happiness alone. The reason he became a firefighter is also because he wanted to use his abilities to save someone other than himself. His unwavering sense of duty as a firefighter is evident in his solid appearance when dressed in uniform.

However, the next still hints at a drastic change in his life. His face, devoid of a smile, is filled with an indescribable sadness. The empty gaze and scattered bottles suggest he has endured devastating hardships. Struggling with depression and losing his abilities, he can no longer return to happier times.

Jang Ki Yong, who expressed that the script was as enjoyable as its title, The Atypical Family, said, "The setting of a superpowered family losing their abilities due to [chronic] diseases common to modern-day people appealed to me." He also shared, "I approached it with half excitement and half anticipation as it's been a while since I've worked on a project."  

He further raised expectations by adding, "Although it's a story based on superpowers, it's also a story about a 'family' with superpowers. The story of Bok Gwi Joo and the Bok family will bring laughter and emotion, so please look forward to it." 

The Atypical Family will premiere on May 4. More news about the K-drama's OTT streaming service is yet to come.