P Choi Seung-hyun of Big Bang. The plot revolves around two best friends from the th Special Mission Battalion recruited into a secret South Korean black ops agency known as the National Security Service. As the two friends find their loyalties tested and forge new, unlikely alliances, the journey takes them from their home country to Hungary , Japan , and China where they find themselves at the center of an international conspiracy.
With a budget in excess of 40 billion won 34 million USD , Iris along with its spin-off Athena: Goddess of War , share the record for the most expensive Korean dramas ever produced. The success of the series has led to a feature film , a spin-off , and a sequel series in Unaware they have been scouted, the two are secretly captured and subjected to a simulated torture test.
Both passed the test and are deemed qualified to become NSS agents. In the process, they both fall in love with Seung-hee, who has kept the scouting process a secret from them. Baek San explains to them that the NSS is a secret organization tasked with preempting foreign threats and protecting the country's interests through wetwork operations , including assassination of anyone who could be a threat to South Korean SK national security.
Since its founding in , during the rule of Park Chung-hee , the agency's very existence has remained a state secret from everyone, including the President.
After entering NSS, the pair learn that Seung-hee had been their undercover scout agent. While both were surprised and somewhat hurt, Hyun-jun is angered the most as he feels his heart was toyed with. During a team celebration dinner, Hyun-jun confronts her alone and the two embraced the passion they have for one another. Afterward, the two maintain a secret romantic relationship. Hyun-jun is then sent off on a solo mission to Hungary. In Hungary, Hyun-jun accomplishes his mission and while escaping, is wounded.
Shortly later, Hyun-jun finds out that he was betrayed by fellow agent Sa-woo. Seung-hee attempts to help Hyun-jun escape, but a car explosion separates the two and both are misled into believing that the other is dead. Hyun-jun is then saved by an unknown voice and learns of the secret society "IRIS". One year later, Hyun-jun returns to Korea to seek revenge. During this time, North and South Korea are set to reunify.
However, the members of IRIS are intent on preventing the reunification. They attack a local mall and take hostages so that they can blackmail both sides of the Korean government and to threaten SK's president into announcing their political stand to not unite with NK. Hyun-jun becomes the negotiator for the president Cho Myung-ho Lee Jung-gil and for the hostages' release.
Eventually, Sa-woo is killed. With the obstacles to the reunification process removed, the peace talks resume. At the reunification summit, the president personally requests Hyun-jun to be at his side. The true IRIS agents escaped and infiltrated the summit to kill all delegates. IRIS agents kill and replace various security agents for a massacre. Fortunately, it fails due to Seung-hee's intervention. She pretends to be an IRIS agent and uses the confusion to stop them.
This creates mass panic as IRIS agents make their stand against all security forces. While Seung-hee waits at a lighthouse for Hyun-jun, he drives up to meet her and propose. However, during the drive, Hyun-jun is shot in the head by a sniper. He dies while looking at Seung-hee at a distance away at the lighthouse, unbeknownst to her. Because the series explores the tension and mentality behind the two sides of the conflict, both the North and South perspectives are shown at length.
The plot focuses on the cast overcoming the manipulation they face at an international level and occasionally attempting to reconcile their differences to fight an evil greater than either side ever acknowledged, making way for scenarios in which their allegiances are stressed and put to the test.
The named director of the NSS comes and goes with each change of power in the presidency, but it is the deputy director that oversees the organization. Baek San's motivations for many of his actions are mysterious, occasionally outright inconsistent with that of the general national interests. Due to the very existence of the organization being kept secret, he enjoys a state of personal protection that few others do. He fabricated the understanding but also intransigent where failures are concerned, often personally dealing with each and every agent.
For field assignments, he watches over and commands all missions set domestically. Many of the NSS agents have close personal ties to one another, and the floor supervisor and head of security resources, Yang Jung-in Kim Hye-jin , is no exception. She is often viewed as a dependable and accommodating authority figure and remains a very close friend to colleague Choi Seung-Hee.
Being the South's first line of defense against foreign threats, the NSS houses technology unavailable to their sister intelligence agencies. The two primary tech agents, Yang Mi-jung Juni and Hwang Tae-sung Na Yoon , are often responsible for ensuring field agents have all that is required to see their missions through.
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