Amazon Prime Video has announced the cast of its upcoming Korean original series Island.
Based on a webtoon of the same name, Island is set to be a fantasy action series set on Jeju Island, depicting the journeys of a roster of characters as they attempt to battle an evil force bent on annihilating the world. . According to the streaming platform, Island will tap into the cultural legends and ancient folklores of one of South Korea’s most famous islands. The highly anticipated series is set to premiere in South Korea via local streamer TVING and globally via Prime Video in December.
Global streamer Prime Video announced earlier today (October 6) the series’ star-studded cast alongside its main cast, the latter including ASTRO’s Cha Eun-woo (True Beauty), Kim Nam-gil (One The Woman), Lee Da-hee (Search: WWW), and Sung Joon (Hyde, Jekyll, Me).
Kim Nam-gil stars as Ban, who is said to have been raised for the sole purpose of protecting the world from evil. Lee Da-hee stars alongside him as Won Mi-ho, the heiress of a large family conglomerate who is sent to Jeju Island after causing trouble at home.
Cha Eun-Woo will play Priest John, a Catholic priest who specializes in exorcisms, while Sung Joon will play Gung-tan, who was originally raised alongside Ban for the same purpose. However, in a turn of events, Gung-tan ends up running into him.
Other actors in supporting roles in the upcoming series include veteran actors Go Doo-shim, who recently starred in Netflix’s Our Blues, and Park Geun-hyung (Undercover, The Good Detective). Oh Kwang-rok from A Model Family and Extracurricular will also appear in the upcoming show. Island was directed by Fabricated City and Welcome to Dongmakgol director Bae Jong, and written by Oh Bo-hyin.
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