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A Korean Odyssey/Hwayugi/화유기

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Drama: A Korean Oddyssey/ Hwayuki/ Hwayugi

Hangul: 화유기

Genre: fantasy, romance, horror-thriller elements

Network: tvN

Episodes: 20

Director: Park Hong-Kyun

Writer: Hong Jung-Eun, Hong Mi-Ran

Release Date: 2017- December-23 to 2018- March -04

Runtime: Friday & Saturday, 21:00

Production Company:

OST:part 1 뉴이스트 W (NU`EST W) - Let Me Out

part 2 범키 (BUMKEY) - When I Saw You

part 3멜로망스 (MeloMance) - 네 옆에 있을게 (I Will Be By Your Side)

part 4수란 (Suran) - 뒷모습 (I'll Be Fine

part 5지민, 유나 (JIMIN, YuNa) (AOA) - 니가 나라면 (If You Were Me) (Feat. 유회승 of N.Flying

Official site: Official Site

Other sites: http://asianwiki.com/Hwayuki

http://www.koreandrama.org/a-korean-odyssey/

 

 

Plot

 

A reinterpretation of Chinese novel “Journey to the West” into the present days with a romantic-fantasy twist. The story is described as “finding the light in a dark world overrun with evil spirits.

Note

The drama is based on the Chinese classic novel Journey to the West (Seoyugi in Korean) and reimagined as a modern story, and will be titled Hwayugi. Actress, who was originally cast in the role of the first love of Woo Hwi Chul but dropped because she expected her first child.

Notes

Actress  Kim Ji-Soo replaced actress Choo Ja-Hyun, who announced her two months pregnancy on 22th October 2017.

 

Cast

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Lee Seung-Gi- Son O-Gong (Sun Wu-kong)

Cha Seung-Won- Wang Woo Ma/King Wooma

Oh Yeon-Seo- Jin Sun Mi

Lee Hong-Ki-P.K

Lee El- Ma Ji-Young

Jang Kwang- Yoon Dae-Sik

Song Jong-Ho - Kang Dae-Sung

Lee Se-Young- Bong -Soon

Kim Ji-Soo- Na Chal-Nyeo (special appearance)

Yoon Bo-Ra-Alice

Kim Sung-Oh- Lee Han Joo

Sung Hyuk - General Dong

Sung Ji-Ru – Soobori

Kal So-Won - Jin Sun-Mi (young)

One-

Michael Lee-

Kang Sung-Pil-

Jang Keun-Suk - Peacock (ep.3) cameo

Lee So-Yeon - mysterious bookseller (cameo)

Lim Ye-Jin - Bangmooljangsoo (peddler)

 

 

Character descriptions

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Son O-Gong (Lee seung Gi) is based off the character of Sun Wukong in the novel. Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, is the most mischievous and troublesome, a minor god who is powerful and quick-witted but also quick to anger, and has a great deal to overcome and atone for. He was extremely powerful, but because of his pride, his powers were sealed up and he was exiled to the human world, where he became a bystander who does nothing but idly watch people fall to ruin. One day he discovers that the monk can unseal his powers, and they end up bickering their way to love.

 

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King Wooma(Cha Seung Won) is a gentle and successful businessman who is content with his luxurious life, being the object of others’ envy, and the image of an utter gentleman. Even through he is the CEO of an entertainment company, he is more popular then even some of his own celebrities. However, he has a bad history with Son O Gong (Lee Seung Gi`s character) in the past.

 

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Jin Sun Mi (Oh Yeon seo) is a big-time real estate CEO who resells haunted houses, deserted houses, houses of mourning, basically any house with bad chi for a profit. She is wealthy, beautiful and has an unyielding tenacity that makes her so good at her job.

 

Spoiler

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 Teasers/Trailers

 

 

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Kim Seong-oh confirms casting in tvN drama "Hwayuki"

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According to the recent entertainment industry, Kim Seong-oh has decided to appear in the film after receiving a proposal for a performance in 'Hwajeong'. It is said that it was a newly created role for Kim Seong-oh, but it was not in the existing scenario.

Kim Seong-oh, who has released a horrifying villain acting through the movie 'Waiting for You', has been active since appearing in the drama 'Fight, My Way'. In the new drama 'Hwayuki', interest is being gathered to show a new look.

http://star.mk.co.kr/new/view.php?mc=ST&year=2017&no=626199

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June 15 2017

Cha Seung-Won offered lead male role in tvN drama series “Hwayuki”

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Cha Seung-Won has been offered the lead male role in new tvN drama series “Hwayuki” (working title). Currently Cha Seung-Won is positively considering the offer. The drama series is based on classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” but reinterprets the story into the present day and has a romantic-fantasy twistt. Furthermore, the screenplay for the drama will be written by sisters Hong Jung-Eun and Hong Mi-Ran. The Hong sisters and Cha Seung-Won previously worked together in 2011 MBC drama series “The Greatest Love.”

“Hwayuki” will air December, 2017 in South Korea.

 

http://blog.asianwiki.com/korean-dramas/cha-seung-won-offered-lead-male-role-in-tvn-drama-series-hwayuki

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Cha Seung Won Returns in December 2017 with Fantasy Rom -com Hwayugi  Penned by Hong Sisters

 

http://koalasplayground.com/2017/06/15/cha-seung-won-returns-in-december-2016-with-fantasy-rom-com-hwayugi-penned-by-hong-sisters/

 

 

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Cha Seung-won courted for Hong sisters fantasy romance on tvN

by javabeans

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This would be an interesting reunion: Cha Seung-won (Hwajeong) has met with the Hong sisters writing team (Hong Jung-eun, Hong Mi-ran) and is in talks to headline their new fantasy-romance drama, which is being considered for a Friday-Saturday slot on cable station tvN. The drama is based on the Chinese classic novel Journey to the West (Seoyugi in Korean) and reimagined as a modern story, and will be titled Hwayugi. (No explanation has been given on the title; it’s a pun on Journey to the West but I’m not sure in what sense without more explanation.)

My knowledge of Journey to the West is limited, but it seems like the Hong sisters will be taking a sideways spin at the tale rather than going at it head-on. The classic Journey to the West is centered around five main characters, with a monk on a pilgrimage to India accompanied by disciples/companions, each of whom is atoning for sins committed in past lives. The mischievous Monkey King, Sun Wukong, wears a gold ring around his head that can control him; the Pig is the fighter with a big appetite; Sandy is a water demon who has a quieter role; and Yulong is the son of the dragon king who appears as a horse.

 

http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/06/cha-seung-won-courted-for-hong-sisters-fantasy-romance-on-tvn/

 

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Park Bo Gum In Talks To Star In New Fantasy Drama Written By Hong Sisters

 

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Park Bo Gum might be starring in tvN’s upcoming drama “Hwayugi”!

On July 4, his agency Blossom Entertainment stated that the actor has received the casting offer but has not made a decision yet.

Written by the well-known Hong Sisters, “Hwayugi” is a fantasy romance drama retelling the ancient novel “Journey to the West.” Actor Cha Seung Won is also currently considering a role in the drama.

Source (1)

 

 

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Park Bo-gum offered Hong sisters fantasy romance Hwayugi

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I’m trying really hard not to get my hopes up, but how is that even possible when Park Bo-gum (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) might be coming back in a new drama? Eeeeeee! He’s currently entertaining an offer to star in the Hong sisters’ new fantasy romance Hwayugi, which is headed to tvN later this year and already courting Cha Seung-won (Hwajeong) to co-star.

The fantasy drama is a reimagining of the Chinese classic novel Journey to the West, called Seoyugi in Korean, but modernized for a contemporary setting. In the original tale, a monk goes on a journey with four companions who need to atone for their sins. Among them, Sun Wukong the Monkey King is the most mischievous and troublesome, a minor god who is powerful and quick-witted but also quick to anger, and has a great deal to overcome and atone for. Sun Wukong is the character Park Bo-gum is up to play, and he’s considering the script but nothing has been decided.

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http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/07/park-bo-gum-offered-hong-sisters-fantasy-romance-hwayugi/

 

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July 4 2017

Park Bo-Gum offered lead role in tvN drama series “Hwayuki”

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Park Bo-Gum has been offered a lead role in upcoming tvN drama series “Hwayuki.” Cha Seung-Won has already received an offered to play a co-lead character and he is still “positively considering” the offer. Park Bo-Gum is also considering his offer. The drama series is based on classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” but set in the present day and with a romantic twist. The screenplay will be scripted by Hong Jung-Eun and Hong Mi-Ran. If Park Bo-Gum accepts, he will play Son O-Gong (the character of Sun Wukong in original novel “Journey to the West”). If Cha Seung-Won accepts he will play King Wooma (Bull Demon King).

“Hwayuki” is tentatively scheduled to air from December, 2017 in South Korea.

http://blog.asianwiki.com/korean-dramas/park-bo-gum-offered-lead-role-in-tvn-drama-series-hwayuki

 

 

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Park Bo Gum in Talks to Play the Monkey king Opposite Cha Seung Won in Hong Sister New Drama Hwayugi

http://koalasplayground.com/2017/07/04/park-bo-gum-in-talks-to-play-the-monkey-king-opposite-cha-seung-won-in-hong-sisters-new-drama-huayugi/#more-81760

 

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Park Bo Gum Rejects Offer To Star In Hong Sisters’ New Fantasy Drama

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Park Bo Gum will not be returning to the brown screen just yet.

On July 21, a source from tvN stated, “Park Bo Gum has turned down the offer to appear in ‘Hwayugi.'”

“Hwayugi” is a work of the famous Hong Sisters that retells the ancient novel “Journey to the West” as a fantasy romance drama. Park Bo Gum had received an offer to play the main lead Sun Wukong.

Meanwhile, Cha Seung Won is in talks to appear in the drama as Woo Hwi Chul, a successful businessman and celebrity. “Hwayugi” will most likely begin airing in December as a weekend drama.

Source (1) (2)

 

https://www.soompi.com/2017/07/21/park-bo-gum-rejects-offer-star-hong-sisters-new-fantasy-drama/

 

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Lee Seung Gi In Talks For Hong Sisters’ New Fantasy Drama

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Lee Seung Gi might already have a comeback project lined up following his return from the army!

On August 21, a source from the industry reported that the actor will be starring in tvN’s upcoming drama “Hwayugi,” which is expected to air in December.

A source from tvN, however, clarified that Lee Seung Gi was offered the role of Sun Wukong but nothing has been confirmed yet. Previously, Park Bo Gum was offered this role but ended up turning it down.

Written by the famous Hong Sisters, “Hwayugi” retells the ancient novel “Journey to the West.” The fantasy romance drama is about fighting off evil spirits and trying to discover the light in a dark world. Cha Seung Won will be playing the role of a successful businessman and celebrity.

Meanwhile, Lee Seung Gi will be discharged from the military on October 31.

Source (1)

 

https://www.soompi.com/2017/08/21/lee-seung-gi-talks-hong-sisters-new-fantasy-drama/

 

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Lee Seung-gi considers reunion with Hong sisters in Hwayugi

by girlfriday

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We’re just about two months away from Lee Seung-gi’s return from army duty (what, I wasn’t counting… the whole time), and it’s possible that we’ll be seeing him back in dramaland straightaway. He’s currently considering an offer to star in the new Hong sisters fantasy rom-com Hwayugi, which would be his first reunion with the writer pair since 2010’s My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho. And if Cha Seung-won (Hwajeong) also signs on, it’ll be a reunionpalooza! Following Lee Seung-gi’s hilarious cameo on Best Love, the two actors went on to costar in You’re All Surrounded as a bickering veteran-rookie detective duo.

Hwayugi is a modernized reworking of the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, about a monk taking a journey with four troublesome companions who must atone for their sins. In this drama, the heroine will be the monk character and the hero will be Sun Wukong, the mischievous Monkey King. Lee Seung-gi has been offered the role of Sun Wukong, which Park Bo-gum turned down last month. The character was once an extremely powerful minor god, but pride was his undoing, and he was exiled to the human world and his powers sealed. He will discover that the monk holds the key to unsealing his powers, and they will fight each other and also fight the dark forces on their way to love. Cha Seung-won is considering an offer to play Woo Hwi-chul, based on the Bull Demon King who is Sun Wukong’s sworn brother.

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http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/08/lee-seung-gi-considers-reunion-with-hong-sisters-in-hwayugi/

 

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August 21 2017

Lee Seung-Gi offered lead role in tvN drama series “Hwayuki”

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Lee Seung-Gi has been offered a leading role in upcoming tvN drama series “Hwayuki.” Cha Seung-Won has already received an offer to play a co-lead role and he is still considering the offer. If Lee Seung-Gi accepts the offer, he will play Son O-Gong. The drama series is a reinterpretation of Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” but set in the present day and scripted by sisters Hong Jung-Eun and Hong Mi-Ran. The character of Son O-Gong is based off the character of Sun Wukong in the original novel.

Meanwhile, Lee Seung-Gi is set to be discharged from the military on October 31, 2017. The drama series is scheduled to first air December, 2017 in South Korea.

 

http://blog.asianwiki.com/korean-dramas/lee-seung-gi-offered-lead-role-in-tvn-drama-series-hwayuki

 

 

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Oh Yeon Seo Considering Offer To Star In Hong Sisters’ New Fantasy Drama

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Oh Yeon Seo may be joining Lee Seung Gi for a new drama!

On September 6, it was reported that the actress has been cast in upcoming tvN drama “Hwayugi.”

In response, her agency Celltrion Entertainment commented, “Oh Yeon Seo is currently looking over the scenario. Her appearance in the drama is not confirmed, but she is positively considering the offer.”

The drama is written by the Hong Sisters, who previously created hits such as “The Greatest Love,” “You’re Beautiful,” “Master’s Sun,” and “My Girlfriend is a Gumiho.” It is a romantic fantasy about fighting off evil spirits, and Oh Yeon Seo has been cast as Jin Sun Mi, a character who comes to live an extraordinary life after meeting Sun Wukong. It was previously revealed that Lee Seung Gi is in talks to star as Sun Wukong.

“Hwayugi” is scheduled to air on tvN starting in December.

Source (1

 

https://www.soompi.com/2017/09/06/oh-yeon-seo-considering-offer-star-hong-sisters-new-fantasy-drama/

 

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Oh Yeon Seo Offered Leading Lady Opposite Cha Seung Won and Lee Seung Gi for Hong Sisters Hwayugi

 

http://koalasplayground.com/2017/09/08/oh-yeon-soo-offered-leading-lady-role-opposite-cha-seung-won-and-lee-seung-gi-for-hong-sisters-hwayugi/

 

 

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Oh Yeon-seo up to romance Lee Seung-gi in Hong sisters drama Hwayugi

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The sky’s the limit for the comedic potential of this pairing if it happens: Oh Yeon-seo (My Sassy Girl) is considering an offer to star in the new Hong sisters fantasy romance drama Hwayugi opposite Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded), who is up for the leading role. The new tvN series is a contemporary reworking of the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West with a fanciful romance twist.

The horror-fantasy-romance is set in modern-day Seoul, which happens to be filled with darkness and evil spirits. The heroine was born with a monk’s calling to rid the world of these demons, and her life will take on an extraordinary and supernatural dynamic when she crosses paths with the hero, Sun Wukong the Monkey King. The Monkey King is a mischievous minor god who’s been exiled to the human realm because of his pride. The two characters will bicker and butt heads, but they’ll team up to fight the dark forces and end up falling in love.

 

more http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/09/oh-yeon-seo-up-to-romance-lee-seung-gi-in-hong-sisters-drama-hwayugi/

 

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TVN is preparing for 9 scheduled drama

 

4. Hwayugi

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Oh Yeon Seo and Lee Seung-gi are mentioned as the leading actors while the actor Cha Seung-won confirms his appearance.

'Hwayugi' is a romantic fantasy drama that recreates ancient Korean epic poems in contemporary style. It contains Jecheon Dae Sung Son Gogong who has a deadly decadence and Jung Seonmi, a trio of junior lawyer Jin Seon-mi, who has unique snobbishness.

http://www.insight.co.kr/news/119971

 

 

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I read in other articles that Cha Seung Won has confirmed, and I think it is true but we don`t have an official confirmation yet. I am excited to see Cha Seung Won in a drama. I wanted him to be the leading man since I heard about his return to drama land  but maybe in another drama. I am pleased with the casting so far and hope the drama will be good.

 

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Veteran actor Jang Kwang was cast in drama "Hwayugi"

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According to the broadcast officials, Jang Kwang was cast in the TVN new drama 'Hwayuki', as a special character in Sao Jung Jung. Jang Kwang`s character  will be along with Son O-gong, Samguk-jin, King Uma, and Hephaegye.

 Yoon Dae-sik is a wealthy earner who collects money. In reality, he is a real estate conglomerate. He is a reverse character who has lived as a chairman for many years but has a servant spirit. I expect to see the individual acting of Jang Kwang, who is an artistic actor.

 

The drama is a romantic fantasy that recreates the classical Western Europe as a modern one. Jecheon Daesung Son Gogong with deadly decadence and Jeon Seonmi, a triple lawyer with unique snobbishness, took the journey to find the light in the dark world where the demons were rising in 2017. Cha Seung-won was confirmed to appear and Lee Seung Gi and Oh Yeon Seo are currently under consideration for a proposal to appear as Son Gonggong and Jin Jung Mi. (Google translate)

http://joynews.inews24.com/php/news_view.php?g_menu=700210&g_serial=1049260&rrf=nv

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Actors Lee Hong-ki  has been offered a role  in upcoming drama "Hwayugi".

 

http://www.koreadaily.com/news/read.asp?page=1&branch=NEWS&source=&category=entertainment&art_id=5623583

 

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"Hwayugi" reveals the casting outline.

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Lee Seung Gi, who will be discharged on October 31, was offered to take the role of Son Gonggong. Lee Seung-ki's agency and tvN said, "The suggestion  is correct, but it has not been confirmed at the stage under review."

YG Entertainment, said, Cha Seung-won, who was offered U-wang Wu-chul station, will be confronted with Son Gong-gong station in the play.

Yeon Yeo-seo was in the spotlight at Jin-sun Mi. Jinsunmi is a person who is called to wipe out evil spirits. At the time of the announcement, Celltrion, a subsidiary of Oh Yeon-seo`s agency, transmited her point of view, "It is one of the many works proposed. I read the script funny and I'm positive but I'm not sure. " Lee Hong Ki is considering also.

http://pop.heraldcorp.com/view.php?ud=201709210902407266479_1

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Lee Hong-ki considers joining Hwayugi as top star

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This drama is turning into a Hong sisters reunion tour. We’ve already got two potential reunions in line for their new fantasy romance Hwayugi, with offers out to My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho’s Lee Seung-gi and Best Love’s Cha Seung-won, and now an offer is out to You’re Beautiful’s Lee Hong-ki to join the cast as a womanizing top star.

The fantasy-horror-romance is a fanciful reworking of the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, in which the monk and the Monkey King will team up to fight the evil spirits that have invaded present-day Seoul. Lee Seung-gi has been offered the starring role as Sun Wukong the Monkey King, a powerful minor god who’s been exiled to the human realm. Oh Yeon-seo (My Sassy Girl) is up to play the heroine, a descendant of monks who’s been given the calling to rid the world of demons. And Cha Seung-won has been offered the part of Lee Seung-gi’s rival, the Bull Demon King.

If he signs on to join them, FT Island’s Lee Hong-ki will play the pig monster Zhu Bajie. In this adaptation, the pig monster has the power to seduce women and lives a cushy life as a top star. He even used his powers to get there, since all it takes is ten minutes of unleashing his magic to get all of the women on the planet to fall for him. LOL. This power does have a dark side though, because he uses it to suck the life force out of the women who worship him.

 

Read more http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/09/lee-hong-ki-considers-joining-hwayugi-as-top-star/

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On 9/18/2017 at 5:04 PM, larus said:

I read in other articles that Cha Seung Won has confirmed, and I think it is true but we don`t have an official confirmation yet. I am excited to see Cha Seung Won in a drama. I wanted him to be the leading man since I heard about his return to drama land  but maybe in another drama. I am pleased with the casting so far and hope the drama will be good.

I wanted him to be the leading man too:wub:  He is one of my all-time favs. But like you, I like the rest of the cast, maybe we will get to see him as the lead in another drama soon. 

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tvN drama Hwayugi is going into production in earnest this month.

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According to an official of the broadcasting company on the 10th October, the cable channel tvN new drama miniseries Hwayugi  (director Park Hong-kun) will start reading the script soon and start filming.

http://starin.edaily.co.kr/news/NewsRead.edy?SCD=EA31&newsid=01492406616091608&DCD=A10102

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According to tvN, Cha Seung Won played the role of 'Ummah'. The charming character Uma Wang, who boasts the best suits fit and has a gentle aspect, is a giant whitzer, a successful businessman as the chairman of the largest entertainment company in the nation, and the most sophisticated in the industry, more popular than the top performers.

The production crew said, "The Uma Wang character was created with Cha Seung Won in mind from the outset, and the casting was accomplished by attracting Cha Seung Won to charming stories and characters. (Google translate)

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Finally the official confirmation.

 

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October 16 2017

Cha Seung-Won cast in tvN drama series “Hwayuki”

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Actor Cha Seung-Won is now cast in upcoming tvN drama series “Hwayuki.” He will reunite with screenwriters Hong Jung-Eun and Hong Mi-Ran whom he previously worked with in 2011 MBC drama series “The Greatest Love.” For the drama series, Cha Seung-Won will play King Wooma (Bull Demon King). He is the CEO of a top entertainment company and more famous than the entertainers signed to his company. Currently, Lee Seung-Gi and Oh Yeon-Seo are still considering offers to play leading characters in the drama series.

“Hwayuki” will first air this December in South Korea

http://blog.asianwiki.com/korean-dramas/cha-seung-won-cast-in-tvn-drama-series-hwayuki.

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Actor Kang Sung-pil will return to the small screen in drama Hwayugi.  It's been three years since OCN's 'Quiz Season 4' in 2014.
 

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According to the official of the broadcasting company on the 16th, Kang Sung-pil joins the cable channel tvN New Saturday Miniseries "Hwayugi" .

http://www.edaily.co.kr/news/news_detail.asp?newsId=01390726616093576&mediaCodeNo=258

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Cha Seung-won becomes the charismatic Bull Demon King for Hwayugi

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Will there be a You’re All Surrounded reunion soon? It’s been confirmed that Cha Seung-won (Hwajeong) will be starring in the next Hong sisters drama Hwayugi, which is currently courting Lee Seung-gi (Love Forecast) to be its other main lead. Their chemistry as rookie and veteran cop was the highlight of You’re All Surrounded, so if this matchup happens, I’d be ecstatic.

 

Hwayugi is a modern retelling of the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, which is about a Buddhist monk who is tasked by the gods with retrieving sacred texts from India. The gods give the monk four protector-companions, the main one being Sun Wukong (character offered to Lee Seung-gi), the mischievous Monkey King. Along their way, they encounter various obstacles that are overcome through their combined cunning, strength, and faith. In the drama, the monk will be a female heroine who searches for the purest light in the midst of the dark world full of evil spirits.

 

Cha Seung-won’s character is modeled after the Bull Demon King, who initially presents an obstacle for the travelers, but becomes a sworn brother to Sun Wukong. In Hwayugi which is set in the present day, Cha Seung-won will play a gentle and charismatic businessman. He’s content with his luxurious life, being the object of everyone’s envy. Even though he’s the CEO of an entertainment company, he’s more popular than even some of his own celebrities. However, he has a bad history with Lee Seung-gi’s character in the past. So I’m looking forward to the potential bickering bromance between the two, especially if they engage in a love triangle with the monk.

http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/10/cha-seung-won-becomes-the-charismatic-bull-demon-king-for-hwayugi/

 

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Oh Yeon-seo has confirmed her appearance as a heroine in the drama Hwayugi.

 

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October 17 2017

Oh Yeon-Seo cast in tvN drama series “Hwayuki”

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Oh Yeon-Seo is now cast in upcoming tvN drama series “Hwayuki” co-starring Cha Seung-Won. Currently, Lee Seung-Gi is still considering an offer to play the lead male character role. In the drama series Oh Yeon-Seo will play lead female character Jin Sun-Mi (Buddhist Monk Xuanzang fro the original novel “Journey to the West” which the drama series is based on). Jin Sun-Mi runs a real estate office and she is beautiful and rich, but she has zero social skills.

“Hwayuki” first airs December, 2017 in South Korea.

 

http://blog.asianwiki.com/korean-dramas/oh-yeon-seo-cast-in-tvn-drama-series-hwayuki

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