Jun Ji-hyun (Legend of the Blue Sea) and Ju Ji-hoon (Hyena) are now confirmed as the main leads of the upcoming mystery drama “Mount Jiri” (working title).
Mount Jiri revolves around the lives of park rangers who save people in Jirisan (Jiri Mountain) National Park.
Jun Ji-hyun is cast as the top ranger Seo Yi-gang, who can navigate all areas of Jiri Mountain National Park, including the trails. Ju Ji-hoon will play the new ranger Kang Hyun-jo, a former Army captain and military academy graduate who lost his successor during a training march. He will become Seo Yi-gang’s work partner.
Sung Dong-il (The Cursed) was earlier confirmed to join the drama’s cast as well.
The drama will be a reunion project of both Jun Ji-hyun and Ju Ji-hyun with Kingdom writer Kim Eun-hee (Signal, Three Days). It will be directed by star director Lee Eung-bok (Descendants of the Sun, Goblin, Mr. Sunshine, Dream High, School 2013).
Park Seo-joon was initially offered the male lead role but declined.
Filming begins this September 2020 and the broadcast network has yet to be announced as of writing.