Kim Nam Gil, Lee Da Hee, Cha Eun Woo, And Sung Joon Finalized As Cast For Fantasy Drama “Island”
The cast of the upcoming drama “Island” (literal title) has been finalized!
Based on a webtoon of the same name, “Island” is a fantasy exorcism drama that takes place on Jeju Island. It depicts the sorrowful and bizarre journey of the characters who are fated to fight evil that’s trying to destroy the world. The drama will be helmed by director Bae Jong of “Welcome to Dongmakgol” and “Fabricated City.”
Having showcased his wide acting spectrum with “The Fiery Priest,” “Live Up to Your Name,” “The Shameless,” and more, Kim Nam Gil will be playing Pan, a tragic character who confronts evil in preparation for the world’s end but can’t be together with humans. Born with the fate of having to protect the world, Pan struggles to discover the value of what he has to protect while throwing himself away. Viewers are already looking forward to how Kim Nam Gil will portray his character’s complex emotions.
Lee Da Hee is now confirmed to take on the role of third-generation chaebol and teacher Won Mi Ho. Unaware of her fate, Won Mi Ho unwillingly begins a self-reflection period on Jeju Island. The actress previously impressed with her roles in “L.U.C.A.: The Beginning,” “Search: WWW,” and “Beauty Inside,” so anticipation has grown for her upcoming chemistry with Kim Nam Gil.
ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo will be transforming into the hip Catholic exorcist and priest named John, who has a noble calling of protecting lives and purifying evil. However, he’s also a figure who harbors a horrible and dark past. Cha Eun Woo has played numerous different types of roles through his previous projects such as “True Beauty,” “Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung,” and “My ID Is Gangnam Beauty,” building even more anticipation for his upcoming role.
Sung Joon will be taking on the role Goong Tan, who was raised to take care of evil with Pan. However, after a fateful event, Goong Tan begins to oppose Pan, adding an exhilarating twist and suspense to the story. Following his impactful and memorable acting in “The Grotesque Mansion,” “The Villainess,” and “High Society,” viewers are looking forward to seeing how Sung Joon will express his character’s change in emotions.
With the star-studded lineup of the four leading actors and a refreshingly unique story, the drama will excitingly reinterpret the legends and fables of the beautiful Jeju Island with a modern twist. The original webtoon author Yoon In Wan will be participating as a producer for the drama, further raising the quality of “Island.”
“Island” will begin filming in October with the goal of premiering in the first half of next year.
While waiting, watch Kim Nam Gil in “The Fiery Priest” below!