Finally after much hype, Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded) is confirmed to star in the upcoming Hong Sisters’ fantasy drama Hwayugi! This will be his first acting project after completing his two-year mandatory military service.
Lee Seung-gi will take on the lead character Son Oh-gong, a self-indulgent Monkey King who gets sent to Earth, and eventually bickers with human Jin Sun-mi, an anti-social real state officer and the monk who holds the key to his locked powers.
Helmed by the acclaimed writing duo Hong Sisters, Hwayugi’s impressive cast include Cha Seung-won (Splendid Politics), Oh Yeon-seo (My Sassy Girl), FTISLAND’s Lee Hong-ki (Modern Farmer), Kim Ji-soo (Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth), Sistar’s Bora (Doctor Stranger), Jang Gwang (Thief-nom, Thief-nim), Lee Se-young (The Best Hit), Choo Ja-hyun (A Man Called God), YG rapper ONE, and Lee El (Black).
This will be also be Cha Seung-won and Lee Seung-gi’s reunion project after starring together in 2014’s You’re All Surrounded.
Hwayugi is set to premiere in December 23 on tvN.
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