iQiyi Original K-Drama “Jirisan” Completes Filming Schedule
This year’s highly anticipated action-adventure mystery thriller Jirisan, an original and exclusive K-drama series from iQiyi, has finished filming!
The star series will premiere exclusively on iQiyi International (iQ.com & app) later this year.
Directed by Lee Eung-bok (Mr. Sun) and written by Kim Eun-hee (Kingdom and Signal), the series ended filming after ten months. The cameras started rolling in September 2021 and officially ended on June 21.
In the series, Ju Ji Hoon and Jun Ji Hyun play the guards of the national park protecting the inhabitants of Mt. Jirisan until they uncover the mysteries and unknown secrets surrounding the park. The cast also includes Sung Dong Il and Oh Jung Se.
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Featuring scenes of activities such as rescue operations of visitors by national park rangers, Jirisan also highlights the protection of the ecosystem.
A two-sided reunion for writer Kim, she is teaming up again with leading actress Jun Ji Hyun, whom she previously worked with for an appearance in Kingdom 2. By once again beating down on his reliable male leader, Ju Ji Hoon, the Kingdom the actor targets another hit series.
As if the above lineup isn’t terrific enough, the powerful cast and production team will be joined by director Lee Eung Bok. His works in Descendants of the Sun, Mr. Sunshine and Leprechaun had cemented his stature as a sought-after orchestrator of Korean series.
Jun Ji Hyun is preparing to play the role of Seo Yi Gang, the best ranger in Mount Jiri National Park. She knows the vast mountain park like the back of her hand. Instinctively, she knows every corner; as well as ragged roads, rock faces and cliffs.
Transforming into Kang Hyun-jo, a new ranger at Mt. Jiri National Park is Ju Ji Hoon. He’s a former army captain who has a secret that no one can reveal.
Ju Ji Hoon recently posted a photo to Instagram, in which the word “Jirisan” was written on the back of his t-shirt, and the cast was recreated as cartoon characters. “Descendant of Jirisan”, says in the legend. With this rare backstage photo, many fans guessed that filming was about to end.
To express gratitude to the cast and crew for their efforts, iQiyi delivered a coffee truck to the set with coffee and churros for the crew. The cast and crew were pleasantly surprised.
For premiere dates and other latest updates on Jirisan, stay tuned for reports from iQiyi.
Public relations source: iQiyi