Jun Ji Hyun And Joo Ji Hoon’s New Drama By “Kingdom” Writer Unveils 1st Glimpse Of Its Leads
“Mount Jiri” is a mystery drama that will tell the story of people who climb through the mysterious and unexplored regions of Korea’s Mount Jiri. Jun Ji Hyun will star in the drama as Seo Yi Kang, a top ranger at Mount Jiri National Park, while Joo Ji Hoon will star as her rookie partner Kang Hyun Jo.
The drama will be penned by Kim Eun Hee, the writer of many famous dramas including “Signal,” “Ghost,” and “Kingdom”—in which both Joo Ji Hoon and Jun Ji Hyun appeared—and helmed by Lee Eung Bok, the director behind the hit dramas “Goblin,” “Descendants of the Sun,” “Mr. Sunshine,” and more.
On October 29, “Mount Jiri” held its first day of outdoor filming. Before the first shoot, director Lee Eung Bok remarked, “I’m truly grateful to be working with such a great cast and crew. I will work even harder and do my utmost to figure out ways to make filming safe and more fun for everyone.”
The upcoming drama also released its very first glimpse of its leads: new stills that capture Jun Ji Hyun and Joo Ji Hoon in their respective roles as daring park rangers Seo Yi Kang and Kang Hyun Jo. The blurriness of Jun Ji Hyun’s photo hints at the action-packed nature of the drama, while the palpable tension in Joo Ji Hoon’s photo ominously suggests that danger may lie ahead for the two partners.
“Mount Jiri” is currently scheduled to air sometime in 2021.
Are you excited to see Jun Ji Hyun and Joo Ji Hoon in this new drama?
In the meantime, watch Joo Ji Hoon in his drama “The Item” below!