iQiyi Original K-Drama “Jirisan” Completes Filming Schedule
This year’s highly-anticipated action-adventure mystery thriller Jirisan, an iQiyi original and exclusive K-drama series, has wrapped up shooting!
The star-studded series will be exclusively broadcast on iQiyi International (iQ.com & app) later this year.
Directed by Lee Eung-bok (Mr. Sunshine) and written by Kim Eun-hee (Kingdom and Signal), the series completed filming after ten months. Cameras started rolling in September 2021 and officially wrapped up on June 21.
In the series, Ju Ji Hoon and Jun Ji Hyun play national park rangers protecting the people around Mt. Jirisan until they unveil mysteries and unknown secrets surrounding the park. The cast also includes Sung Dong Il and Oh Jung Se.
Powerhouse Creative Team Meets A-List Actors
Featuring scenes of activities such as rescue operations of visitors by the national park rangers, Jirisan also highlights the protection of the ecosystem.
A reunion on both sides for writer Kim, she partners again with top-tier actress Jun Ji Hyun, with whom she worked previously for a cameo appearance in Kingdom 2. Tapping again her reliable male lead, Ju Ji Hoon, the Kingdom actor targets another hit series.
As if the above lineup is not formidable enough, the powerhouse cast and production team will be joined by Director Lee Eung Bok. His works in Descendants of the Sun, Mr. Sunshine and Goblin had cemented his stature as a sought-after Korean series’ orchestrator.
Jun Ji Hyun preps to play the role of Seo Yi Gang, the best ranger at Mount Jiri National Park. She knows the vast mountain park like the back of her hand. By instinct, she knows every nook and corner; as well as tattered roads, rock walls and cliffs.
Transforming to Kang Hyun-jo, a new ranger at Mt. Jiri National Park is Ju Ji Hoon. He is a former army captain who has a secret that no one can tell.
Ju Ji Hoon recently posted a photo on Instagram, in which “Jirisan” word was written on the back of his T-shirt, and the cast was recreated in cartoon characters. “Climbing down from Jirisan”, said in the caption. With this rare behind-the-scenes photo, many fans guessed the filming is about to wrap.
To express gratitude to the cast and crew for their efforts, iQiyi delivered a coffee truck to the set with coffee and churros for the team. The cast and crew on the set were pleasantly surprised.
For premiere dates and other latest updates on Jirisan, stay tuned to iQiyi’s reports.
PR Source: iQiyi