Hierarchy (TV series)

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Hierarchy
Promotional poster
Hangul
하이라키
Revised RomanizationHa-iraki
McCune–ReischauerHairak'i
Genre
Written byChu Hye-mi
Directed byBae Hyeon-jin
Starring
Music byKim Tae-seong[1]
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes7
Production
Running time58–75 minutes
Production companyStudio Dragon
Original release
NetworkNetflix
ReleaseJune 7, 2024 (2024-06-07)

Hierarchy (Korean: 하이라키) is a 2024 South Korean teen romance television series written by Chu Hye-mi, directed by Bae Hyeon-jin, and starring Roh Jeong-eui, Lee Chae-min, Kim Jae-won, Ji Hye-won, and Lee Won-jung. Set in Jooshin High School, which prides itself on providing the best high-quality education service in South Korea and where the top 0.01% of children gather.[2] It was released on Netflix on June 7, 2024.

Synopsis[edit]

Founded by South Korea's top conglomerate, the Jooshin Group, Jooshin High School is a place where children are chosen from the moment they are born. At this prestigious private high school, an exciting story of love, friendship, revenge, and compassion unfolds among eighteen young people.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Roh Jeong-eui as Jung Jae-i: the eldest daughter of the Jaeyul Group, a rival of Jooshin Group, and the queen of Jooshin High School.[3]
  • Lee Chae-min as Kang Ha: a transfer student at Jooshin High School who keeps a secret behind his bright smile.[3]
  • Kim Jae-won as Kim Ri-an: the number one high school student and successor to the Jooshin Group.[3]
  • Ji Hye-won as Yoon He-ra: the youngest daughter of International Yoon, a leading Korean trading company, and the embodiment of jealousy.[3]
  • Lee Won-jung as Lee Woo-jin: the second son of a family that has produced politicians for generations, and who has both good looks and kindness.[3]

Supporting[edit]

  • Kim Tae-jung as Choi Yun-seok: the third son of the Army Chief of Staff. He is a rebel who lives and dies by loyalty and is the top fighter in the school.[4]
  • Seo Bum-june as Nam Ju-woon: the class president of Jooshin High School who is the Principal's son.[5]
  • Kwon Eun-bin as Ye-ji: a high class student at Jooshin High School.[6]
  • Yoon Seok-ho [ko] as Tae-ho: a student at Jooshin High School with a past connection to Ha.[7]
  • Seo Jun [ko] as Kim Seon-woo: a freshman at Jooshin High School who immediately catches the attention of the students and becomes a hot topic.[8]
  • Kim Min-chul [ko] as Kang In-han: a calm and attentive student at Jooshin High School. He was ranked first in the country and entered the school as a scholar student but passed away in a sudden accident, leaving behind questions.[9]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
1"Newbie Party: Truth or Dare[10]"June 7, 2024#101[11]
Kang Ha shakes things up at Jooshin High School as soon as he arrives. He attends a wild party and gets sucked into a game of truth or dare that pushes boundaries.
2"Secret: Within a Secret"June 7, 2024#102
Kang Ha's wild move at the party lands him in hot water with the furious Kim Ri-an. Things take a different turn on a school retreat, where Kang Ha and Jung Jae-i start to connect.
3"Hierarchy: A League of Their Own"June 7, 2024#103
Kang Ha and Jae-i become a couple, making a jealous Ri-an even more desperate. Meanwhile, tensions rise at the fancy Parent's Night when Yoon He-ra throws a curveball.
4"Revenge, Desire, Romance: The Heart of the Matter"June 7, 2024#104
He-ra plants a seed of doubt in Kang Ha's mind about Jae-i. Things get worse for Jae-i with creepy anonymous threats, and she mysteriously vanishes from school.
5"Outstanding Outsiders: The Kangs"June 7, 2024#105
Kang Ha finally spills his heart out, but the truth is too much for Jae-i to handle, and she decides to run away. At her goodbye party, Ri-an shows up with a surprising announcement.
6"An Arrow: To the Heart"June 7, 2024#106
Kang Ha hatches a plan to level the power dynamics at school. But Jae-i, wanting to shield Ri-an from the consequences, reveals a shocking secret to Kang Ha.
7"Spring Time: Our Short, Vulnerable Yet Precious Chapter"June 7, 2024#107
Kang Ha's fight against the school bullies reaches a boiling point, causing chaos at Jooshin. With everything coming to a head, will Kang Ha achieve his ultimate goal?

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Produced by Studio Dragon, the series was helmed by Bae Hyun-jin, who co-directed Start-Up (2020), Big Mouth (2022), Alchemy of Souls (2022–2023), and penned by Chu Hye-mi, who wrote About Time (2018).[12]

Casting[edit]

Roh Jeong-eui, Lee Chae-min, Ji Hye-won, and Kim Tae-jeong were reportedly cast for the series in March 2023.[13][14][15][4]

Roh, Lee, and Ji together with Kim Jae-won, and Lee Won-jung were confirmed to star in the series.[12]

Filming[edit]

Filming took place in Seoul, Goyang, Incheon, Jecheon, Namhae-gun, Paju, Seocheon, Yangpyeong, Yangyang, and Yeongam, South Korea.[16]

Original soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack album was released on June 7, 2024, together with the release of the series.[17]

Hierarchy (Soundtrack from the Netflix Series)
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedJune 7, 2024 (2024-06-07)
Length34:26
LanguageKorean
LabelNetflix
Singles from Hierarchy
  1. "Rainy Days"
    Released: June 7, 2024
Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Holler Time"Mao
  • Cocona
  • Wise
  • Harry K
  • Olioli
Cocona3:23
2."Ruin Life"Croq
  • Spacecowboy
  • Jade
Kum Jun-hyeon (TIOT)4:00
3."Rainy Days"Mao
  • Cocona
  • Weather
Youra3:35
4."Wonder"JejeDailogJeje3:18
5."Desire"Mao
  • Cocona
  • Wise
Cocona2:44
6."Fake Paradise"Oh Dong-junOh Dong-junXydo3:43
7."Shrine"NaivNaivJemma3:18
8."Lost"
  • Hamellie
  • Moon Si-won
  • Spacecowboy
  • Jade
  • Croq
Jimmy Brown4:17
9."Your Eyes"Oh Dong-junOh Dong-junDasutt3:14
10."Mine"Naiv
  • Naiv
  • Dailog
Kimmuseum2:54
Total length:34:26

Release[edit]

In May 2024, Netflix confirmed the release date of the series to be on June 7, 2024.[18]

References[edit]

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