"Island" is an OCN drama based on the manhwa (manga) and webtoon of the same title. It is a Korean fantasy exorcism story based on Jeju Island folk tales.
Kim NamGil (confirmed), and ASTRO's Cha EunWoo (in talks) are the lead actors. One lead actress needs to be cast. Lee DaHee is in talks to be the lead actress (update: May 18).
Kim NamGil is a veteran actor who has acted in numerous movies and dramas including the recent drama "The Fiery Priest".
As for Cha EunWoo, he could be back to the small screen with another webtoon adaptation after webtoon based dramas "My ID is Gangnam Beauty" and "True Beauty". Cha EunWoo is one of the most popular rising actors and he especially received a lot of love with his role in "True Beauty".
Im SiWan was previously considering Cha EunWoo's role.
A lot of scenes will be filmed in Jeju Island.
Here is more information.
We will keep on updating so stay tuned.
Title: Island / 아일랜드
Director: Park BaeJong
Writer: Jang YunMi
Runtime: Second half of 2021
# of Episodes: Talks about 2 seasons of 10 episodes
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Action, Exorcism
Monsters of Jeju Island have been looking for opportunities to get rid of the human world for a long time and started to target a chaebol heiress who arrived in Jeju Island.
Kim NamGil as Van
He is a sexy chaser of monsters. A man who needs a woman to end his cursed immortal life. He is hunting and killing monsters all the time. He feels no emotions at his slaughters.
TBA as Won MiHo
She is the only daughter of the chairman of Daehan Group. She doesn't know about her sad and cruel fate. She is targeted by monsters in Jeju Island and Van is the only one who can protect her.
A hip exorcist who is feeling guilty of failing to protect a girl. He is a priest at the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Manhattan (New York, USA). He grew up in the States but did not forget the Korean language by watching K-Dramas. He looks cheerful but he has a dark past behind him.
Poster & Teaser
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About the manhwa and webtoon
The manhwa (manga) "Island" by Yoon InWan and Yang KyungIl was released from 1997 to 2001 with 7 books. It has a webtoon for a second part in 2016 by the same author and artist.
You can access the webtoon here (Korean).