Tang Joon-sang is recognised for his role as the North Korean soldier Geum Eun-dong in the 2020 drama Crash Landing on You which was the highest-rated tvN drama and the third highest-rated South Korean TV drama in cable television history. Prior to starring in the 2020 hit, Joon-sang debuted as a musical actor at the tender age of 7, after which he then starred in dramas and musicals. In 2021, He finally got his first lead role in the Netfliix original pre-filmed series, Move to Heaven in which he plays a young man with Asperger’s syndrome.
Inspired by the essay “Things Left Behind” by Kim Sae-byul, Move to Heaven is about a young man with Asperger syndrome and his uncle work as “trauma cleaners”. Unlike regular cleaners, professional trauma cleaners exclusively work on scenes of violent accidents or crimes. Geu-ru (Tang Joon-sang), lived with Asperger syndrome. His father has always been his only guardian. When the old man died, Geu-ru took over his father’s job as a trauma cleaner. But given his condition, he has to have a new guardian. He is left in the care of his uncle, Sang-gu (Lee Je-hoon), an ex-convict and whom he has met for the first time. The pair now become partners as they take over the cleaning business. As they go about the job, they uncover untold stories about the deceased. Meanwhile, Sang-gu is also struggling to overcome his painful past with Gae-ru’s father and the traumatic incident that landed him behind bars.