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Drama: Polaris/ Tempest (English title)

Hangul: 북극성

Genre: action, romance,

Network: Disney+ 

Episodes:8

Director: Kim Hee Won

Writer: Jung Seo Kyung

Release Date: 2025

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Plot

 

“Polaris” is a new spy romance drama and tells the stories of spies who work to find their true selves.

“Tempest” follows the story of Moon Ju (Jun Ji Hyun), a diplomat who has built an international reputation as a former ambassador to the United States, as she chases after the truth hidden behind an immense case along with San Ho (Kang Dong Won), a special agent of an unknown nationality.

Cast

 

Jun Ji Hyun as Moon Ju

Kang Dong Won as San Ho

Oh Jung Se as

 

 

Character descriptions

Moon Ju (Jun Ji Hyun) has gained great trust in the international community through her insightful judgement and actions. She discovers that a political scheme involving both North and South Korea is behind an assassination incident.

San Ho (Kang Dong Won) is a former top-tier international mercenary whose nationality and past are all hidden behind a veil.

 

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Jun Ji Hyun And Kang Dong Won In Talks For New Romance Drama By "Little Women" Creators

Mar 28, 2023
by D Kim

Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won may be uniting for a new drama!

On March 28, an industry representative reported that the two stars will be starring in the new drama “Polaris” (working title).

In response to the report, a source from Jun Ji Hyun’s agency IEUM HASHTAG commented, “Jun Ji Hyun was offered a role in the drama ‘Polaris’ and is positively reviewing [the offer].” A representative of Kang Dong Won also responded, “It is one of several projects he has been offered.”

“Polaris” is a new spy romance drama and tells the stories of spies who work to find their true selves. The drama will be created by screenwriter Jung Seo Kyung and director Kim Hee Won, who previously worked together on “Little Women.” Jung Seo Kyung has also worked on hits including “The Handmaiden,” “Mother,” and “Decision to Leave,” while Kim Hee Won has led productions such as “The Crowned Clown,” “Crash Landing on You,” “Vincenzo,” and more.

As Kang Dong Won has mostly appeared in films, this will be his fourth drama ever and his first drama in nearly 20 years since “Magic” in 2004 if he accepts the offer. Jun Ji Hyun has starred in dramas more frequently, receiving love for her roles in “My Love From the Star,” “The Legend of the Blue Sea,” “Jirisan,” and more.

“Polaris” is set to begin filming once casting is complete.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1575649wpp/jun-ji-hyun-and-kang-dong-won-in-talks-for-new-romance-drama-by-little-women-creators

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by lo_ve, March 28, 2023
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The best pairing in K-drama might happen soon!

On March 28, several media outlets reported that top stars Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won will be working together with the brilliant team of Little Women. Reports stated that the two will be the main leads of the upcoming tvN K-drama titled Polaris.

Jun Ji Hyun's agency IEUM HASHTAG responded to the casting reports. According to them, Jun Ji Hyun is positively reviewing the offer to star in the new series. Meanwhile, Kang Dong Won's representative also shared their side and stated, "It is one of the works that was offered to the actor." 

Polaris will be the next collaboration work of director Kim Hee Won (Vincenzo and The Crowned Clown) and writer Jung Seo Kyung (Mother and The Handmaiden). Last year, they worked together for the hit series Little Women.

The upcoming spy romance drama will revolve around spies who lost their identities and continuously work to search for their true selves. 

According to the reports, Polaris will begin its production once the casting is finally complete. 

Many are already anticipating of this possible great combination in the K-drama world. 

 

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If Jun Ji Hyun confirms her casting, this will be her comeback to the small screen after two years. She was last seen in the 2021 K-drama Jirisan together with Joo Ji Hoon, Sung Dong Il, Oh Jung Se, Jo Han Chul, and Joo Min Kyung

Meanwhile, this will possibly be the grand comeback of Kang Dong Won to the K-drama scene. The actor previously starred in a series 19 years ago, in the 2004 K-drama titled Magic. Aside from this possible project, Kang Dong Won will also lead the upcoming movies The Incident, Jeon, Ran, and Possession

 

https://mydramalist.com/article/jun-ji-hyun-and-kang-dong-won-offered-to-work-together-on-a-new-tvn-k-drama

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Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won in Talks for New Spy Romance Drama by the Creators of ‘Little Women’
by Hana Lee

 

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Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won are teaming up for a new spy romance drama.

 

On March 28th, an industry official reported that Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won will be starring in a new spy romance drama called Polaris (literal title).

Expectations are high for the upcoming collaboration between these two top South Korean stars. If Kang Dong Won accepts the offer, this will mark his first drama comeback in nearly 20 years since the 2004 drama Magic.

 

Polaris is a spy romance that follows the journey of spies discovering their true selves. The drama will be created by Jung Seo Kyung, the writer of Little Women, and directed by Kim Hee Won.

Filming for Polaris is set to begin once casting is confirmed. It has not been revealed yet on which network the show will air.

https://zapzee.net/2023/03/28/jun-ji-hyun-and-kang-dong-won-in-talks-for-new-spy-romance-drama-by-the-creators-of-little-women/

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by lo_ve, March 27, 2024
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The highly anticipated K-drama starring Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won has started its production.

On March 27, media outlets shared that the upcoming K-drama Polaris has begun filming. Some staff of the K-drama also shared posts hinting at the start of the filming. It was stated that the K-drama has begun its filming last March 25. 

Polaris will tell the romance story of two spies who lost their identities and continuously worked to search for their true selves.

The upcoming spy romance K-drama will be the next collaboration work of director Kim Hee Won (Vincenzo and The Crowned Clown) and writer Jung Seo Kyung (Mother and The Handmaiden). The two previously worked together for the hit series Little Women

According to reports, the upcoming K-drama Polaris will have a total of eight episodes. There is no official confirmation yet on where and when Polaris will be broadcast. 

 

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The combination between Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won has been highly anticipated since it was reported last year. Even Jun Ji Hyun's mother-in-law, designer Lee Jung Woo expressed her excitement about the tandem of the top stars and even stated that it is her favorite combination. 

Netizens as well are posting several positive responses to the news of Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won working together. They are also eagerly asking when the series will finally air and that they are excited to meet the Avengers-like combination.

Polaris will be Jun Ji Hyun's return to K-dramas after almost two years. She last starred in the tvN K-drama Jirisan

This will be the grand comeback of Kang Dong Won to the K-drama scene after almost 20 years. He last appeared in a K-drama in 2004 through the series Magic. The top actor is also set to lead the upcoming movies Uprising and The Incident

 

https://mydramalist.com/article/jun-ji-hyun-and-kang-dong-won-s-upcoming-k-drama-has-reportedly-begun-filming

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Did Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won Finally Kickstart ‘Polaris’ Filming?

bykrishkim

 

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The entertainment world is abuzz with the news of Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won‘s collaboration. A recent revelation by a Polaris staff member on personal social media—featuring a photo of Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won with the caption “‘Polaris’ first shoot on 3/25″—has spread like wildfire across various online communities.

However, Jun Ji Hyun’s agency clarified to OSEN on the 26th, “We have not received any information related to the shooting.”

 

Polaris promises a gripping narrative about spies who embark on a journey to rediscover their identities. Known as a spy romance series, it is generating significant anticipation as the reunion project of Little Women writer Jung Seo Kyung and director Kim Hee Won.

Yet, it’s the meeting of Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won that’s garnering the most attention. For Jun Ji Hyun, this marks her first return to the small screen since the 2021 tvN drama Jirisan, while Kang Dong Won is making his dramatic comeback nearly 20 years after his last television role in Magic in 2004.

 

This century’s most anticipated duo has viewers expressing high hopes. Designer Lee Jung Woo, also known as Jun Ji Hyun’s mother-in-law, also shared her excitement, further fueling the buzz. Last March, Lee Jung Woo shared a screengrab of the casting announcement article, along with the caption “My favorite combo! Finally,” showcasing her evident delight.

As for Polaris, with the powerhouse team of writer Jung Seo Kyung, director Kim Hee Won, and stars Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won, the broadcast schedule remains undecided.

 

https://zapzee.net/2024/03/27/did-jun-ji-hyun-and-kang-dong-won-finally-kickstart-polaris-filming/

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News bites: March 27, 2024

by tccolb

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In other reports, the new spy-romance Polaris is said to have begun filming this week, with Jeon Ji-hyun (Jirisan) and Kang Dong-won (Dr. Cheon and the Lost Talisman, Magic) headlining the series. With a runtime of eight episodes, the series has the busy PD Kim Hee-won (Queen of Tears) and screenwriter Jung Seo-kyung (Decision to Leave) reuniting after Little Women. [Osen]

 

https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/03/news-bites-march-27-2024/

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Jeon Ji-hyun x Kang Dong-won ‘North Star’… “Recent first meeting, first filming in April”

 

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The drama ‘North Star’ starring actors Jeon Ji-hyun and Kang Dong-won will begin filming for the first time in April. On the 28th, Imagineers, the production company of 'Polestar', said in a phone call with Joy News 24, "'Polestar' is currently in the preparation stage," and "The 'Polestar 3/25 first shot' posted by the staff on social media is actually not the first filming, but the first meeting." .

 

He added, "'The North Star' is scheduled to start filming for the first time in April, and filming in overseas locations is also being considered."

 

Recently, a drama staff member posted a photo of Jeon Ji-hyun and Kang Dong-won on their SNS and wrote, "First shooting of 'North Star' 3/25," garnering attention. 'The North Star' is a work that tells the story of spies who lost their identities and find themselves. It is known as the new work of 'Little Women' producer Kim Hee-won and writer Jeong Seo-kyung. The platform schedule has not yet been decided, and the release date is next year.

 

https://www.msn.com/ko-kr/news/other/전지현x강동원-북극성-최근-첫-미팅-첫-촬영은-4월-중/ar-BB1kFKem

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by lo_ve, May 23, 2024
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Oh Jung Se is confirmed to work with Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won in the upcoming K-drama Polaris.

 
It was officially confirmed that Oh Jung Se will be added to the cast of the upcoming action romance K-drama  Polaris. He will reunite with Jun Ji Hyun after three years. 

 

The production company of the K-drama Polaris confirmed Oh Jung Se's casting and also revealed that they are already shooting for the series. 

This will be the next project of Oh Jung Se and Jun Ji Hyun after the 2021 series Jirisan. This will also be the grand comeback of Kang Dong Won to the K-drama world after almost two decades. 

 

Meanwhile, Oh Jung Se is also booked with several upcoming K-dramas. The actor is expected to join the upcoming series Mr. Plankton, Good Boy, Sweet Home Season 3, When Life Gives You Tangerines, The Return of Kwon Baek, and When the Stars Gossip

Oh Jung Se is also taking part in the upcoming movie High Five with Yoo Ah In, Ra Mi Ran, Ahn Jae Hong, Lee Jae In, and Kim Hee Won.

 
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Polaris will revolve around two spies who lost their identities and continuously worked to search for their true selves.

Director Kim Hee Won (Vincenzo and The Crowned Clown) and writer Jung Seo Kyung (Mother and The Handmaiden) will work together to create the upcoming K-drama. The two previously worked together for the hit series Little Women

This K-drama will also be the reunion of Oh Jung Se with the director and writer. The actor made a special cameo appearance in Little Women in 2022. 

Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won will be the main leads of the series. Meanwhile, the character to be portrayed by Oh Jung Se is still not revealed.  
 

According to reports, Polaris will have a total of eight episodes. The broadcast channel and schedule are still undecided. 

 

https://mydramalist.com/article/oh-jung-se-confirmed-to-reunite-with-jun-ji-hyun-in-a-new-k-drama

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20240523075501_oh-jung-se-jun-ji-hyun-kaOh Jung Se Joins Jun Ji Hyun And Kang Dong Won In New Drama By "Little Women" Creators

May 23, 2024
by M Lim

Oh Jung Se is joining Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won in the upcoming drama “Polaris” (literal title)!

On May 23, it was reported that Oh Jung Se had been cast in “Polaris” and is currently filming.

In response to the report, the drama’s production company IMAGINUS confirmed, “It’s true that Oh Jung Se is starring in ‘Polaris.’ Filming is currently underway.”

“Polaris” is a new spy romance drama about spies who have lost their identities and embark on a journey to rediscover themselves. The drama is created by screenwriter Jung Seo Kyung and director Kim Hee Won, who previously worked together on “Little Women.” Jung Seo Kyung has also worked on hits including “The Handmaiden,” “Mother,” and “Decision to Leave,” while Kim Hee Won has led productions such as “The Crowned Clown,” “Crash Landing on You,” “Vincenzo,” and more.

The drama has garnered significant attention for featuring acclaimed actors Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won. “Polaris” signifies Kang Dong Won’s fourth drama ever and his first in nearly 20 years since “Magic” in 2004. It also marks Jun Ji Hyun’s return to dramas after three years since “Jirisan,” where she starred alongside Oh Jung Se.

“Polaris” is scheduled to film until October.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1663492wpp/oh-jung-se-joins-jun-ji-hyun-and-kang-dong-won-in-new-drama-by-little-women-creators

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News bites: May 25, 2024

by tccolb

 

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Oh Jung-se (Sweet Home 2) has reportedly been cast in the upcoming spy melodrama Polaris, joining Jeon Ji-hyun (jirisan) and Kang Dong-won (Dr. Cheon and the Lost Talisman) in the lineup. With production led by the Little Women duo, PD Kim Hee-won (Queen of Tears) and writer Jung Seo-kyung (Mother), the series is currently in filming and is scheduled to wrap this October. [YTN]

 

https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/05/news-bites-may-25-2024/

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JunJiHyun KangDongWon's drama Polaris officially confirmed to release on Disney+ 2025. The drama depicts Moon-joo, who has built an international reputation as a diplomat and former ambassador to the U.S., chasing the truth behind a huge incident with an unidentified nationality special agent San-ho. Helmed by DecisionToLeave LittleWomen's scriptwriter Jung Set-kyung, QueenOfTears' director Kim Hee-won and TheRoundupPunishment's director Heo Myung-haeng

 

 

 

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Jun Ji Hyun And Kang Dong Won's Upcoming Spy Romance Drama

Jun Ji Hyun And Kang Dong Won's Upcoming Spy Romance Drama "Tempest" Confirms Release Plans

Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won’s upcoming Disney+ original series “Tempest”!

 

On May 29, Disney+ confirmed that “Tempest” is slated to premiere in 2025. “Tempest” follows the story of Moon Ju (Jun Ji Hyun), a diplomat who has built an international reputation as a former ambassador to the United States, as she chases after the truth hidden behind an immense case along with San Ho (Kang Dong Won), a special agent of an unknown nationality.

 

Jun Ji Hyun will play the role of Moon Ju, who has gained great trust in the international community through her insightful judgement and actions. She discovers that a political scheme involving both North and South Korea is behind an assassination incident.

 

Kang Dong Won will be taking on the role of the mysterious figure San Ho, a former top-tier international mercenary whose nationality and past are all hidden behind a veil. In addition to this being Kang Dong Won’s first drama in 20 years since “Magic” in 2004, he will also be participating in the project as a producer.

 

Previously, it was also confirmed that Oh Jung Se will be starring in the drama alongside Jun Ji Hyun and Kang Dong Won.

 

The upcoming drama is created by screenwriter Jung Seo Kyung and director Kim Hee Won, who previously worked together on “Little Women.” Jung Seo Kyung has also worked on hits including “The Handmaiden,” “Mother,” and “Decision to Leave,” while Kim Hee Won has led productions such as “The Crowned Clown,” “Crash Landing on You,” “Vincenzo,” and more.

 

“Tempest” is slated to premiere in 2025. Stay tuned for more updates!

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1664628wpp/jun-ji-hyun-and-kang-dong-wons-upcoming-spy-romance-drama-tempest-confirms-release-plans

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May 29 2024

Gianna Jun and Gang Dong-Won cast in Disney+ drama “Tempest”

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Gianna Jun and Gang Dong-Won are cast in Disney+ drama series “Tempest” and the drama series is now set to be released sometime next year. The suspense-thriller drama series will feature an original screenplay by Jung Seo-Kyoung (“Little Women“) and directed by Kim Hee-Won (“Little Women“) and Heo Myung-Haeng (“The Roundup: Punishment“). For actor Gang Dong-Won, “Tempest” will mark his first drama series acting role since 2004 SBS drama series “Magic.” Gang Dong-Won is also credited as a producer for the upcoming drama series.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Moon-Joo (Gianna Jun) is a diplomat and a former ambassador to the United States. She has built great trust in the international community through her insightful judgment and actions. She learns that there were political maneuvering behind an assassination case involving South and North Korea. Meanwhile, San-Ho (Gang Dong-Won) is an elite mercenary. He is a mysterious figure whose nationality and past are both shrouded in secrecy. Moon-Joo and San-Ho together pursue the truth behind the major incident.

 

https://blog.asianwiki.com/korean-dramas/gianna-jun-and-gang-dong-won-cast-in-disney-drama-tempest

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  • larus changed the title to [Upcoming Drama 2025] Tempest/Polaris, 북극성-Jun Ji Hyun & Kang Dong Won

News bites: May 30, 2024

by tccolb

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  • Disney+ confirmed that Tempest (previously Polaris) has been lined up for their 2025 schedule, with Jeon Ji-hyun (Jirisan) and Kang Dong-won (Dr. Cheon and the Lost Talisman) headlining the spy romance. Along with the noteworthy return of Kang to dramaland after a shy 20 (!) years, the series reunites Little Women’s writer Jung Seo-kyung (Mother) and PD Kim Hee-won (Queen of Tears), with co-directing by filmmaker Heo Myung-haeng (The Roundup 4: Punishment). [MBC]

 

https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/05/news-bites-may-30-2024/

 

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