Sibling writer-duo Hong Mi-ran and Hong Jung-eun are household names in the South Korean entertainment industry. Having written hit K-dramas including Hotel del Luna (starring IU), and The Master’s Sun (starring So Ji Sub), most of the Hong sisters’ works are tied to a fantastical and supernatural element.
The alluring storylines draw viewers in, making their works one of the most viewed dramas both in South Korea and internationally. And now, their hotly anticipated new work is Alchemy of Souls, a new fantasy Korean drama that will soon be released.
Read on below for more about what we know so far.
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Netflix’s newest k-drama is a fantasy romance drama about the fate of people that become twisted due to changes that their souls must overcome, starring award-winning actress Jung So Min (of Playful Kiss and Because This Is My First Life) and rising actor Lee Jae Wook (of Extraordinary You and Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol).
Set in the fictional nation of Daeho, a country that does not exist in history or on maps, the drama is inspired by Korea’s Joseon period. Paired with a romance and fantasy element, an otherworldly genre is created to bring viewers away from reality.
Television director Park Joon-hwa noted that both the cast and crew put in hours of work and effort into creating the drama, he stated in an online press conference: “We have put great effort into this drama, with things like computer graphics, costumes, hair, makeup, special visual effects, filming locations and more. The viewers will definitely enjoy the series.”