Netflix has ascertained the production of the Original Series The Sound of Magic, based on the popular webtoon Annarasumanara. With Kim Sung-youn directing, The Sound of Magic is a romantic drama about Yoon Ah-Yi, a girl who had to grow up too fast, and Rieul, a mysterious magician who’s although grown-up wants to continue as a kid.
The Sound of Magic will be directed by Kim Sung-youn, whose impeccable storytelling mastery was shown in the hit series, Itaewon Class. He will be uniting again with writer Kim Min Jeong, who worked with him on Love in the Moonlight.
The lead cast for the series has been confirmed with a star-studded lineup headed by Ji Chang-wook, Choi Sung-eun and Hwang In-youp. Ji Chang-wook plays Rieul, a bizarre magician who lives in a vacant amusement park. Ji recently starred in Lovestruck in the City, which Netflix distributed to audiences globally. His performances across a range of genres such as Backstreet Rookie, Healer have captivated audiences of Korean Content fandom, authorizing him as a Hallyu star. Ji artfully balances the childlike innocence and aloof charisma that defines his character Rieul.
Presently exemplifying her diligent acting talents in the drama Beyond Evil, Choi Sung-eun is set to play the role of Yoon Ah-yi, working closely with Ji Chang-wook. Earlier, her performances in drama SF8: Joan’s Galaxy and the 2019 film Start-Up commemorated her as a notable newcomer. Spectators persist interested to see how she will portray Yoon Ah-yi, a girl struggling with the harsh realities of life who meets the enigmatic Rieul and experiences a world beyond her imagination.
Hwang In-youp, a powerful rising star, will play Yoon Ah-yi’s classmate Na Il-deung. Hwang has portrayed charming and handsome, but coldly distant characters, in True Beauty, 18 Again, and The Tale of Nokdu. His character, Na Il-deung, is a gorgeous student but lacks the ability to interact well with others. Na Il-deung’s life slouwly transforms as Yoon Ah-yi and Rieul introduce him to the absorbing world of magic.
The Sound of Magic will persuade viewers from around the globe to a new vividly metaphysical world.