The drama is a modern adaptation of the Chinese classical novel “Journey to the West,” and stars Lee Seung Gi, Cha Seung Won, Oh Yeon Seo, FTISLAND’s Lee Hong Ki, and more as the mythical characters. Lee Seung Gi will play Son Oh Gong, a mischievous trouble-making demon who takes on the Jade Emperor.
In the stills revealed, Lee Seung Gi’s face is scarred, and he carefully examines the wounds using his phone while pouting. He is also dressed in an extravagantly thick fur coat and sits behind the desk of Yoon Dae Shik (played by Jang Gwang). He also appears to have come to a decision, as in the last still, he clenches his fist and wears a determined expression.
A source from the production crew stated, “The more that we film, the more we feel that Lee Seung Gi is Son Oh Gong and Son Oh Gong is Lee Seung Gi. He chooses everything from his hairstyle to his clothes to transform himself into Son Oh Gong. Because of Lee Seung Gi, there will be a never before seen fun Son Oh Gong character.”
“Hwayugi” will air its first episode on December 23 at 9 p.m. KST.
If you haven’t already, watch the trailer below!