JTBC’s upcoming weekend drama, “Welcome to Samdalri” (literal title), has released new images featuring Ji Chang Wook.

Directed by Cha Young Hoon, renowned for his work on “When the Camellia Blooms,” the series stars Ji Chang Wook as Jo Yong Pil, a dedicated resident of Jeju Island who has spent his entire life safeguarding his hometown. Shin Hye Sun portrays Jo Sam Dal, Jo Yong Pil’s close childhood friend, who, in contrast to him, aspires to leave the small town of Samdal and relocate to Seoul.

The recently unveiled stills showcase Ji Chang Wook’s portrayal of Jo Yong Pil, a weather forecaster at Mado’s Meteorological Department. Jo Yong Pil is depicted as someone with an intimate understanding of Mado’s weather, shaped by years of personal experience.

In the images, Jo Yong Pil is shown staring at the monitor with intense focus, highlighting his determination to provide accurate weather forecasts. His unbridled approach has earned him the reputation of the department’s maverick, causing headquarters to cut video calls and restrict his participation in crucial meetings.

Yong Pil’s dedication to predicting precise weather conditions stems from his desire to protect the residents of Samdalri, who are like family to him. This includes the haenyeos, led by Go Mi Ja (Kim Mi Kyung), whose livelihoods hinge on the sea’s conditions.

Additionally, Yong Pil is motivated to protect his longtime childhood friend, Sam Dal, born just five minutes apart from him. Despite a past incident that strained their relationship, the two reconnect when Sam Dal returns to her hometown.

Ji Chang Wook expressed, “‘Welcome to Samdalri’ will be greeting [viewers] at the end of the year. This December, I hope you feel at least some warmth through Yong Pil. I hope you all also warmly ‘welcome’ me as I visit the small screen soon.”

“Welcome to Samdalri” is set to premiere on December 2 at 10:30 p.m. KST, promising viewers a heartfelt and engaging drama. Watch the teaser for the series to get a glimpse of what’s in store!

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