Rugal is based on the 2016 webcomic of the same name by “릴매 / Rilmae” which was first published on 2016-Oct-25 via “toomics.net/webtoon“.
Kang Ki Bum (Choi Jin Hyuk) is an elite detective who attempts to bring down a nationwide terrorist organization named Argos. In the process, he ends up being targeted by the powerful criminals behind Argos, and not only does he lose his beloved wife and both of his eyes, but he is also framed for murder. After joining an organization named Rugal, which has gathered a team of “human weapons” with special powers created through biotechnology, Kang Ki Bum receives a set of artificial eyes and sets out on a quest to wipe out Argos once and for all.
- Drama: Rugal
- Revised romanization: Rugal
- Hangul: 루갈
- Director: Kang Cheol-Woo
- Writer: Rilmae (webcomic)
- Network: OCN
- Episodes: 16
- Release Date: March 28 – May 17, 2020
- Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 22:50
Kang Ki-Beom (Choi Jin-Hyuk) is an elite detective. He is currently investigating the criminal organization Argos, but, when he comes home, he finds several men in masks. His wife and child are murdered by the masked men sent from Argos. They beat Kang Ki-Beom and cut out both of his eyeballs. When Kang Ki-Beom wakes up, he finds himself in the hospital and he is accused of murder.
The NIS then approaches Kang Ki-Beom. He is selected to become a member of Rugal, a special team organized by the NIS. Through biotechnology, he gains two artificial eyeballs with a special ability. Kang Ki-Beom and the Rugal team set out to take down criminal organizations.
- Rugal Torrent Files takes over the OCN Sat. & Sun. 22:30 time slot previously occupied by “Tell Me What You Saw” and followed by “Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation” on May 23, 2020.
- Based on webcomic “Rugal” by Rilmae (first published October 25, 2016 via toomics.net/webtoon).