Lee Da Hee In Talks To Play Female Lead In Upcoming Drama “Island”
Lee Da Hee might be starring in the upcoming drama “Island” (literal title).
On May 17, Sports Donga reported that Lee Da Hee had been cast as the female lead of “Island,” a role Seo Ye Ji was previously in talks for. The producers reportedly pinpointed Lee Da Hee as the optimal fit for the role while the actress also appreciated of the quality of the production.
Her agency Santa Claus Entertainment clarified to Newsen, “Lee Da Hee has received an offer to star in ‘Island’ and is positively reviewing it.”
“Island” is a fantasy exorcism drama based on a webtoon of the same name. It will tell the story of Pan, who needs a woman to end his cursed immortal life, and Won Mi Ho, the daughter of a rich family who is being targeted by goblins. The two are joined by exorcist priest John who is consumed by the guilt of having been unable to protect one girl. On the island that possesses an evil darkness despite its beauty, the three characters who seem unlikely to get along will gather their strength to protect each other.
Kim Nam Gil is confirmed to play the male lead Pan, and ASTRO‘s Cha Eun Woo is currently in talks for a role. Initially, Seo Ye Ji had been in talks for the role of Won Mi Ho, but she withdrew from the drama after being swept up in a controversy.
There are reportedly plans for “Island” to have multiple seasons. The broadcast schedule is undecided, as the female lead has not been confirmed yet. Based on Sports Donga’s report, the first season would have aired in the end of this year according to the original plan. It is also reported that the production process may begin this summer at earliest if the casting is finalized now.
Watch Lee Da Hee in her recent drama “L.U.C.A.: The Beginning” with subtitles below!