The Heirs (2013) or Inheritors is a South Korean television series starring Lee Min-ho, Park Shin-hye and Kim Woo-bin. Written by Kim Eun-sook, writer of “Mr. Sunshine” and “Descendants of the Sun.” It aired on SBS from October 9, 2013 to December 12, 2013.
American digital distribution platform, DramaFever and Korean production company Hwa&Dam Pictures teamed up for the first time to co-produced the series which was a major hit in South Korea and very popular throughout Asia.
The Heirs is about a group of rich, privileged high school students who may have the world at your feet, but they also have the weight of their family empires on your shoulders. They are being groomed as the heirs, but they are really just immature high school students.
After a chance encounter in LA, two teens from different social backgrounds reunite at an exclusive high school attended by Korea’s über rich.
Kim Tan (Lee Min-ho) is a wealthy heir to a large Korean conglomerate called Jeguk Group. He was sent to the U.S. by his brother, Kim Won (Choi Jin-hyuk), who tries to take control of the family business. While in the States, he meets Cha Eun-sang (Park Shin-hye), who went there to look for her sister. Despite being engaged to Yoo Rachel (Kim Ji-won), a fellow heiress, Kim Tan soon falls in love with Eun-sang. When Kim Tan returns to Korea, his former best friend turned enemy, Choi Young-do (Kim Woo-bin) begins picking on Eun-sang to irritate Tan. Tension ensues when Young-do also falls in love with Eun-sang, and Kim Tan is forced to choose between his responsibility of pursuing the family business or love.