Yeon Woo-jin, Jung Yumi, Park Yong-woo confirm supernatural drama Priest
Yeon Woo-jin, Jung Yumi, Park Yong-woo
Oooh, I guess OCN is really into exorcisms this year. In addition to Hand: The Guest which just started, OCN has a new drama in their lineup called Priest, about a group of people who come together to protect their loved ones. It’s being described as a medical exorcism drama that depicts the supernatural phenomena that happens in 2018 at the South Catholic Hospital.
The main cast has been confirmed, and they are Yeon Woo-jin (Nothing to Lose), Jung Yumi (Investigation Couple, Bravo My Life), and Park Yong-woo (Life Tracker Lee Jae-goo). Yeon Woo-jin will play the faithful exorcist-priest, who moves before he thinks and acts before he prays. His baptismal name is Michael, and he’s part of a secret exorcist association within the church called the 634 Reggia. When he was young, he lost his mother to a possessed spirit, which led him to train to become an exorcist.
Park Yong-woo is making his comeback after a three-year absence from dramas, and he’ll be playing the father/mentor figure who took in Yeon Woo-jin after he lost his mother. Park plays Priest Peter who is an original founding member of the 634 Reggia, and he guides Priest Michael (Yeon Woo-jin) in becoming an exorcist. Originally, he was similar to Michael in that he was quicker to action than words, and he preferred penance to actual repentance. However, everything changed after a case eight years ago, and he’s become much more serious since then.
The medical portion of this drama comes in with Jung Yumi who plays a doctor who has a logical intellect and nimble hands when it comes to her work. She’s the rising ace of the emergency department. After her family was in an unlucky accident, she dedicates her life to saving people because she no longer believes in the existence of a loving God. But her faith in science is shaken as she begins to witness the strange happenings at South Catholic Hospital.
Upcoming OCN drama Priest is slated for the Saturday-Sunday slot after Player ends, which puts its start date sometime in November this year.
Via MK Sports