“Island” is an OCN drama established on the manhwa (manga) and webtoon of a similar title. It is a Korean fantasy exorcism tale based on Jeju Island folk tales.
Kim Nam Gil, Seo YeJi, and ASTRO’s Cha EunWoo are in talks as the final casting yet to be confirmed.
Kim Nam Gil is a veteran actor who has acted in many movies and dramas including the recent drama “The Fiery Priest”. Seo YeJi has been acknowledged for her good acting and has particularly gained a lot of popularity with “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”.
As for Cha EunWoo, he could be returning to the small screen with another webtoon modification after webtoon based dramas “My ID is Gangnam Beauty” and “True Beauty”. Cha Eun-woo is one of the most famous rising actors and he especially received a lot of love with his role in “True Beauty”.
Once the crew is verified, the filming will start this spring. A lot of scenes will be filmed on Jeju Island.
Here is some more information.
Island (아일랜드) is directed by Park BaeJong. The saga particularly talks about 2 seasons of 10 episodes having Fantasy, Mystery, Action, Exorcism as it’s main genres.
Monsters of Jeju Island have been waiting for openings to get free of the human world for a long time and began to target a chaebol heiress who entered Jeju Island.
3. The Cast
1.Kim NamGil [in talks] as Van
He is a sexy monster hunter. A man who needs a woman to end his condemned immortal life. He is hunting and killing monsters all the time. He feels no feelings about his slaughters.
2.Seo YeJi (Seo YeaJi) [in talks] as Won MiHo
She is the only daughter of the chairman of Daehan Group. She doesn’t know about her awful and harsh destiny. She is targeted by monsters in Jeju Island and Van is the only one who can defend her.
3.ASTRO ‘s Cha EunWoo [in talks] as YoHan/John Skelp (Kang ChanHyuk)
A hip exorcist who is mourning sinful of failing to protect a girl. He is a priest at the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Manhattan (New York, USA). He grew 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.
Some clips from the Manga itself: