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‘The Atypical Family’: Cast and character guide to who plays who in Netflix’s K-drama series

Delve into the lives of the Bok family as we explore each character’s role in their extraordinary story

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Be prepared for a whirlwind of romance and fantasy with Netflix’s upcoming K-drama, ‘The Atypical Family,’ premiering on May 4, 2024. This South Korean drama, directed by Jo Hyun-taek and written by Joo Hwa -mi, promises a unique mix of genres throughout its twelve episodes.

The series follows the lives of a family with an extraordinary twist, but we’ll have to wait and see what exactly that is! We do know that Jang Ki-yong and Chun Woo-hee will be starring in the show, and with these two talented actors at the helm, we can expect a compelling story.

Each episode lasts approximately 70 minutes and airs twice a week on Saturdays and Sundays, culminating in a finale on June 9, 2024. So mark your calendars and prepare to be enchanted by ‘The Atypical Family’.

Join us as we delve deeper into the lives of these compelling characters and explore their hopes, dreams, and the extraordinary adventures that await them in this enchanting story.

Jang Ki-yong as Bok Gwi-joo

In ‘The Atypical Family’, Jang Ki-yong (born 1992) takes on the role of Bok Gwi-joo. This South Korean heartthrob started his career as a model before switching to acting in 2014.

He rose to fame with his performances in ‘Confession Couple’ (2017) and his first leading role in ‘Come and Hug Me’ (2018).

Jang consolidated his star status with dramas such as ‘Search: WWW’ (2019), ‘My Roommate is a Gumiho’ (2021) and ‘Now, We Are Breaking Up’ (2021-2022). He is known for his versatility and has previously captivated audiences in dramas such as ‘My Mister’ (2018) and ‘Born Again’ (2020).

Chun Woo-hee as Do Da-hae

Although details surrounding Chun Woo-hee’s (born 1987) character Do Da-hae in ‘The ATYPY Family’ are still under wraps, we do know that she is a veteran South Korean actress. Her breakout role debuted in 2004 in the 2011 hit “Sunny.”

Chun received critical acclaim for her starring role in ‘Han Gong-ju’ (2014) and has since impressed audiences in films such as ‘The Piper’ (2015) and ‘The Wailing’ (2016). With a career marked by versatility, Chun brings a wealth of experience to ‘The Atypical Family’.

Claudia Kim as Bok Dong-hee

In ‘The Atypical Family’, Claudia Kim (born 1985) takes on the role of Bok Dong-hee. Known for her Hollywood performances in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015) and ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ (2018), this South Korean actress brings her international experience back to Korean dramas.

Details about Bok Dong-hee remain shrouded in mystery, but we do know that Kim underwent a significant transformation for the role.

This indicates a character with surprising depth, perhaps one who challenges societal expectations. With her captivating screen presence and willingness to push boundaries, Kim is sure to make Bok Dong-hee a compelling character in ‘The Atypical Family’.

Go Doo-shim as Bok Man-huem

Go Doo-shim (@Netflix)
Veteran actress Go Doo-shim plays a pivotal role as Bok Man-huem in the upcoming fantasy drama ‘The ATYPY Family’ (@Netflix)

Go Doo-shim’s (born 1954) plays the role of Bok Man-huem in ‘The Atypical Family’. Her extensive career indicates what to expect. A veteran actress since 1972, Go is a household name in Korea, known for portraying the quintessential devoted mother figure on screen.

This has earned her a record seven Daesang Awards, the highest acting honor. Her work in dramas such as ‘Ode to the Han River’ (2004) and ‘All About My Mom’ (2015) illustrates her ability to deliver powerful performances with emotional depth.

Given this background, we can expect Go’s Bok Man-huem to be one of the central characters, likely a mother figure who plays a central role in the unique family dynamics within ‘The Atypical Family’.

Oh Man-seok as Eom Soon-gu

The enigmatic Eom Soon-gu, played by Oh Man-seok, joins the cast of
The enigmatic Oh Man-seok joins the cast of ‘The Atypical Family’ as Eom Soon-gu (@Netflix)

Oh Man-seok (born 1975) plays the role of Eom Soon-gu. A versatile actor with experience in theater, television and film, Oh is best known for his portrayal of the lead role in the rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”

Details about Eom Soon-gu’s character remain under wraps, but Oh’s diverse background suggests he could play a complex and intriguing role. Perhaps he is a neighbor, a friend or even a relative with a hidden connection to the Bok family’s extraordinary circumstances.

With Oh’s talent for nuanced performances, Eom Soon-gu is sure to add another layer of depth and intrigue to ‘The Atypical Family’.

Trailer for ‘The Atypical Family’