The new trailer for Prime Video’s new Korean drama Island shows Cha Eunwoo, Kim Namgil and Lee Dahee in a race to save the world from demons.
Prime Video has recently begun dipping its toes into the world of K-drama, rising to the crown of being the largest streaming platform in the US, but the island It’s set to be its brightest Korean release yet thanks to its stacked cast and high budget. Its first 2 episodes will premiere on December 30. the island A long-awaited project for fans of the fantasy adventure genre. The series is based on the infamous manhwa and its webtoon sequel, and follows three powerful individuals who band together to protect Jeju (and the world) from evil forces that threaten to destroy it.
the island First announced in late 2020 before its cast was confirmed, it finally began filming last fall, starring Kim Nam-gil as Pan—sometimes romanized as Van—an immortal and not-really-human being. He is a moral monster hunter. Whether by chance or fate, he is joined in his quest by wayward heiress Won Mi-ho (played by Le Da-hee, better known to Western audiences as a host. Single’s Inferno on Netflix). Rounding out the unlikely trio is young exorcist priest John Schelp (played by The Hallyu wave megastar Cha Eun-woo), a foreigner who comes from the United States to answer to a higher power.
Island is a completely new genre for Cha Eunwoo
those the island The trailer promises plenty of thrills and chills, with hard work to CG for an array of terrifying monsters and demons. Warned of the evil that leeches from the land of Jeju, Pan gathers his allies for the fight of their lives. While John is shown to be equally thrown into demonism and battle, Miho is more hesitant and seems unable to understand why she has become the target of the so-called “Demons of Flame”. Since one of the biggest selling points of Young In-wan’s story was the art (portrayed by Yang Kyung-il), it’s only natural that the creative team put effort into the drama’s creepy aesthetic.
But the biggest surprise for fans of Korean entertainment should be seeing a blood-spattered Yoon-woo battling monsters, as he’s best known for winning hearts in romantic comedies. True beauty—when he’s not singing “Candy Sugar Pop” with his fellow Astro members, that is. Although he has already proven his dramatic chops decibels, the island Thanks to a global release from Prime Video, he will get more attention. According to the production team, “Cha Eun-woo surprised the crew on site by portraying John more freely as filming was going on. This drama will be full of Cha Eun Woo’s new charm that has not been seen anywhere else, so please stay tuned.“
the island Also boasts Sung Joon, known for mid-2010s hits like Hyde, Jekyll, Me and high society, One of his first roles after leaving the army. He plays Goong Tan, the most mysterious of the main characters ever. Thanks to the source material, audiences can expect him to be a former partner of Pan’s, and his character poster reveals that he has since learned to distrust all men. How he comes back into the story and whether Pan will be able to work with Miho and John when his nature becomes too wild will be key points to look forward to when the series premieres. the island Produced by CJ ENM, the multimedia giant behind the parasite And this year The decision to quitAnd it will stream on their TVING platform in Korea concurrently with its global Prime Video release.
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the island‘s first two episodes will air on Prime Video on December 30, followed by weekly Friday releases until its broadcast dates in Korea.