The latest teaser poster for TVING’s next K-drama Island has been published, and it’s nothing short of breathtaking. The fascinating story and star-studded ensemble of the unusual fantasy action series is ready to amaze audiences. ASTRO’s legendary K-pop superstar Cha Eun-woo, blockbuster Pandora’s Kim Nam-gil and Search:actress WWW’s Lee Da-hee have all been confirmed to star on the program.
Island is a fantasy action drama based on the webtoon of the same name. Set in the beautiful yet mysterious province of Jeju, the program follows the journeys and adventures of the protagonists as they fight against an evil entity bent on destroying the entire planet. Island wants to delve into the countless folktales, legends and stories that are an essential part of Korean culture and history, according to the creators and the streaming site. The show’s purpose is further enhanced by its location on one of South Korea’s most popular islands.
Amazon has acquired worldwide streaming rights for “Island”.
Island’s worldwide streaming rights were purchased by Amazon on October 6. This means that the program will be available to national viewers on TVING, while foreign fans can watch it on Prime Video. The plot revolves around three people whose lives become intertwined as they fight against a larger evil force. Kim Nam-gil plays Pan, an immortal monster who has defended the Earth from evil forces for centuries. Lee Da-hee plays Won Mi-ho, the heir to a wealthy family conglomerate who is sent to Jeju Island after causing trouble at home.
ASTRO’s Cha Eun-woo will play Priest John on the big screen. Priest John is a Roman Catholic priest who performs exorcisms. Announced as the world’s youngest exorcist, John is sent to Jeju to ward off the evil that plagues the area. Sung Joon, who starred in Hyde, Jekyll and Me, is also expected to appear in the drama. Sung Joon plays Gung-tan, an ally of Pan who was raised with the same goal: to fight evil forces that threaten the planet.
However, a schism develops in the link between Gung-tan and Pan, causing Gung-tan to compete with him. To gain an advantage over his opponents, Gung-tan shifts sides and faces Pan. Go Doo-shim and Park Geun-hyung, both veteran performers, have been hired as supporting roles in the next series. Park Geun-hyun impressed in The Good Detective, while Go Doo-shim was last seen in the Netflix original series Our Blues.
The show is directed by famed filmmaker Bae Jong, who most recently directed the hit film Fabricated City. The program is scheduled for December 2022.