Kim Nam-gil and Seo Ye-ji cast in OCN’s Island, with Cha Eun-woo considering
Kim Nam-gil, Seo Ye-ji
Kim Nam-gil (Fiery Priest) is returning to the small screen in fantasy drama Island. Based on a manhwa by the same name (authors: Yoon In-wan and Yang Kyung-il), Island is about the mysterious, dark events on the beautiful, “peaceful” island of Jeju. Kim Nam-gil plays Ban, a being who is half human and half spirit. At times warm, sometimes ruthless, he’s been cursed with immortality and he protects the world from ghosts. The key to ending his cursed fate turns out to be a woman.
Enter Seo Ye-ji (It’s Okay to Not Be Okay). Her character is the only child of a chaebol family and lives the heiress life in Jeju. Unbeknownst to her, evil spirits have descended on Jeju in the hopes of destroying the human world and she becomes their prey.
Finally, there’s Cha Eun-woo (True Beauty). He plays a young, cool exorcist priest (he’s not like the other exorcist priests) from Trinity Catholic Church in New York City. He’s the 132nd disciple from the Vatican’s Miracle Investigations Department. Although he grew up in the U.S., he kept his Korean language skills alive by watching dramas. Despite his bright demeanor, he’s haunted by guilt over not having been able to save a child in the past.
Directed by Bae Jong, Island will likely air in the latter half of this year. Due to the popularity of the source manhwa, it’s already being considered for a second season, with each season consisting of ten episodes.
- It’s Okay to Not Be Okay: Episode 1
- Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji grow close in new promos for It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
- The Fiery Priest: Episodes 1-2
- Kim Nam-gil, Kim Sung-kyun, and Honey Lee cast in Hot-Blooded Priest
- True Beauty: Episode 1
- First script reading for tvN’s True Beauty with Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo, Hwang In-yub