MBC’s upcoming drama “Kkokdu’s Gye Jeol” (literal title, also meaning “The Season of Kkokdu”) is a fantasy romance which tells the story of a grim reaper named Kkokdu who comes down to this world to punish humans every 99 years. Kkokdu meets Han Gye Jeol, a doctor with mysterious abilities, and starts working as a visiting doctor.
The drama will be a collaboration project between writers Kang Yi Heon and Heo Jun Woo of the unique crime thriller “Less Than Evil,” director Baek Soo Chan of “Alice,” “Into the World Again,” and “Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim,” and director Kim Ji Hoon of “Check Out the Event,” raising anticipation for their special romance story that goes back and forth between the afterlife and this world.
In addition, Kim Jung Hyun, who shows impressive acting skills in each project, and Im Soo Hyang, who has been taking on various characters regardless of genre, will work together to create the most mysterious but romantic season in the world.
Kim Jung Hyun will take on the role of Kkokdu, the eccentric guide of the underworld. For getting on the wrong side of God, Kkokdu has been cursed to lead the deceased in the afterlife and get rid of the human trash in this world by entering the body of Do Jin Woo, a human who looks just like him. While the reason for his endless suffering is still unknown, viewers are curious to find out whether Kkokdu can break the curse or not.
Im Soo Hyang will play Han Gye Jeol, a doctor who graduated from the medical school that is ranked last in the nation. After her mother passed away at a young age, she has no other relatives except for her younger brother. She begins to feel less and less confident due do the cold society that only recognizes doctors from prestigious universities. However, she faces a turning point in her life after Do Jin Woo appears in front of her and takes her side for the first time. Anticipation is high for Im Soo Hyang’s acting transformation that will breathe life into the character of Han Gye Jeol.
The production team remarked, “The passionate acting of Kim Jung Hyun and Im Soo Hyang is making the filming site more lively. Including the two actors, everyone involved in filming is working hard to create a great drama, so we ask for your interest and anticipation for ‘Kkokdu’s Gye Jeol.’”
“Kkokdu’s Gye Jeol” is currently being filmed. Stayed tuned for more updates!
While waiting, watch Kim Jung Hyun in “Mr. Queen“:
Also check out Im Soo Hyang in “Woori the Virgin“:
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