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DRAMA 2019





Drama: Chimera

Hangul: 키마이라

Genre: mystery, thriller



Director: Kim Do Hoon (Medical Top Team, The Moon Embracing the Sun, Royal Family)

Writer: Lee Jin-Mae ( Ex-Girlfriends' Club , Secret Agent Miss Oh )

Release Date: second half, 2019


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Chemistry is a drama depicting the fact that the explosion that led to the serial murder in 1984 is happening in a similar form at this point.


In 1984, an explosion took place. The explosion led to a serial murder case known as the Chimera case. A similar explosion takes place in 2019. Detective Cha Jae-Hwan (Park Hae Soo), Doctor Lee Joong-Yeob (Lee Hee Joon)  and Profiler Yoo Jin (Soo Hyun) work together to find the person responsible. In the process, they try to reveal the hidden secret between the two cases from 1984 and 2019.


Early working title was "Chemistry" (케미스트리).




Park Hae-Soo as Cha Jae-Hwan

Lee Hee Joon as Lee Joong-Yeob

Soo-Hyun (Claudia Kim) as Yoo Jin

Cha Joo-Young as Kim Hyo-kyung

Jung Young-Ki as

Heo Joon-Seok as

Kim Kwi-sun as 


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Park Hae Soo, Claudia Kim, And Lee Hee Joon In Talks To Unite For New Drama

by D. Kim

Actors Park Hae Soo, Claudia Kim, and Lee Hee Joon may be leading a new drama!

On April 9, Claudia Kim’s agency shared, “Soo Hyun (Claudia Kim) is positively considering [the offer] to star in ‘Chemistry’ (working title).”

Park Hae Soo and Lee Hee Joon’s agency BH Entertainment previously revealed last week that the two actors are also positively reviewing their offers for the drama.

In “Chemistry,” an explosion begins a series of murder incidents in 1984, and a similar situation occurs in present day. The drama follows the path to capturing the criminal.

It will be directed by Kim Do Hoon, who previously led “The Moon Embracing the Sun,” with a script by Lee Jin Mae, who has written “Ex-Girlfriend Club.”

The drama is in talks to air on one of CJ ENM’s networks tvN or OCN towards the end of 2019.




April 26 2019

Park Hae-Soo, Lee Hee-Joon & Soo-Hyun cast in drama series “Chimera”


Park Hae-Soo, Lee Hee-Joon and Soo-Hyun are cast in drama series “Chimera.” The drama series had the early working title of “Chemistry.” For the drama series, Park Hae-Soo will play Detective Cha Jae-Hwan, Lee Hee-Joon will play Dr. Lee Joong-Yeob and Soo-Hyun will play criminal profiler Yoo Jin. All three work together to solve a criminal case. Kim Do-Hoon (“Medical Top Team“) will direct the drama series and the screenplay is written by Lee Jin-Mae (“Ex-Girlfriends’ Club“).

“Chimera” is tentatively scheduled to air in the second half of this year in South Korea, but exact channel has yet to be determined.






Park Hae Soo, Claudia Kim, And Lee Hee Joon Confirmed For New Mystery Drama

by M. Dang

Park Hae Soo, Claudia Kim, and Lee Hae Joon will be joining forces in a new drama!

In “Chimera,” which was previously known under the working title “Chemistry,” a present-day case is found to be related to an explosion and series of murders in 1984 known as the Chimera Incident. The story follows the main characters as they track down the criminal and uncover the secrets between the two cases.

Park Hae Soo is expected to showcase powerful action scenes through his role as Detective Cha Jae Hyun of the Major Crime Investigation Section. Lee Hee Joon will take on the role of doctor Lee Joong Yeob, and Claudia Kim will act as profiler Yoo Jin.

The drama will be led by “The Moon Embracing the Sun” director Kim Do Hoon and “Ex-Girlfriend Club” writer Lee Jin Mae and is reported to have a budget of 13 billion won (approximately 11.2 million dollars).

JS Pictures, the production company behind the drama, stated, “These three actors stand out with their strong acting skills. We look forward to the synergy they will display alongside the director Kim Do Hoon. Viewers can expect an immersive drama of tremendous scale, complete with explosions and chase scenes. We ask for your continuous interest and support.”


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Actress Cha Ju-young joins the cast of drama Chimera.


Cha Young-young will play the elite reporter Kim Hyo-kyung of the Broadcasting Exploration Press Team. Kim Hyo - kyung is a reporter of innate ability who can confuse his opponent with  her character but throws the information that the opponent needs and obtains what he wants. As a journalist with a brilliant mind and persistence that never once believe what she heard, she is interested in this case and will play an active role in digging the inside.



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Production Company Of Upcoming Drama Responds To Allegations Of Sexual Assault And Harassment

by C. Hong


JS Pictures, the production company for the upcoming drama “Chimera,” has responded to allegations that sexual assault occurred at a company dinner for the drama’s production staff.

“Chimera,” which was previously known as “Chemistry,” is a crime thriller drama starring Park Hae Soo, Claudia Kim, and Lee Hee Joon. It tells the story of how a present-day case is linked back to a series of 1984 murders known as the “Chimera Incident.”

It was recently reported that sexual assault occurred during a company dinner for the drama’s production staff that was held on June 15. The assailant was an assistant director (“A”) and the victim was part of the scriptwriting team (“B”).


more https://www.soompi.com/article/1339110wpp/production-company-of-upcoming-drama-responds-to-allegations-of-sexual-assault

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Actor Kim Kwi-sun confirmed the appearance in Chimera.



Kim Kwi-sun has been recognized for his acting skills for many years, and he has made an impressive performance by appearing in various works such as SBS film drama 'The Rising Blood Priest', tvN film drama 'Knowing Wife', and MBC film drama 'New Envoy Gu Hae-ryeong'.

Kim Kwi-sun said through his agency "I am happy to participate in a good work. I will do my best in the work."




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