Character posters for TVING’s Island introduce our main players
TVING’s upcoming CGI-heavy fantasy Island has recently dropped some beautiful character posters for our main players: Kim Nam-gil (Through the Darkness), Lee Da-hee (Love is for Suckers), Cha Eun-woo (True Beauty), and Sung Joon (Perfect Wife). While most of the fan excitement I’m seeing is around Kim Nam-gil (understandable) and Lee Da-hee (understandable), this drama also means Sung Joon is back! With gray hair. Well, it has been a while.
Island is based on a webtoon by the same name and follows Ban (Kim Nam-gil), our immortal-yet-human hero who’s been protecting the world from evil spirits for thousands of years with the famous sword we see him wielding in the poster. In an interesting team-up, he’s joined in the fight by Won Mi-ho (Lee Da-hee), who’s a third-generation chaebol and high school teacher — she’s also new to the world of spirits and ghouls that Ban lives in. She’s also noted as the center of the fate that the story is about, so we’ll have to see how that plays out.
Next up is our exorcising priest Yo-han/John (Cha Eun-woo) whose skills are lauded and whose purpose is to serve God’s mission and protect people from said evil spirits. And finally, we have our gray-haired and ~mysterious~ Goong Tan (Sung Joon). Not being familiar with the webtoon, I’m not sure if he’s the villain yet (please don’t spoil this if you do know!), but he gives off some serious stone-cold vibes either way.
Island is directed by Park Bae-jong (Fabricated City) with scripts written by Oh Bo-hyun, and will premiere on TVING sometime in December.
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