Viu To Launch Highly-Anticipated Series “Hong Cheon Gi” Top-Billed By Kim Yoo Jung, Ahn Hyo Seop & Gong Myung
PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, Viu, gears up for the premiere of the highly-anticipated historical series, Hong Cheon Gi.
Right after announcing the second Korean Viu Original Doom at your Service, Viu is releasing another piece of good news on its Viu Original roster from Korea. Hong Cheon Gi, a romantic fantasy period drama is set to premiere exclusively on the OTT platform in the third quarter.
Based on a novel of the same name, it tells the story of Hong Cheon Gi (Kim Yoo Jung), an artist with extraordinary aesthetic insight and skills who became the first female painter of the Dohwaseo (Korean Royal Academy of Painting).
During her stay in the palace, she gets embroiled in a love triangle with Ha Ram (Ahn Hyo Seop), an officer well-versed in astronomy and meteorology who lost his sight in a childhood accident, and the Grand Prince Anpyeong (Gong Myung) who is an art enthusiast.
The series features Kim Yoo Jung, a young and popular actress well known among K-drama fans for her numerous critically acclaimed period dramas. After her acting debut in 2003, Kim became one of the best-known child actresses in Korea. Since then, she has transitioned into teen roles and gained fame for starring in the historical fantasy drama The Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), before landing her first leading role in the hit drama Love in the Moonlight (2016).
Playing the lead role Ha Ram, Ahn Hyo Seop has gained recognition in recent years with his outstanding performance in Still 17 (2018), Abyss (2019), and Dr. Romantic 2 (2020). As for Gong Myung, he debuted in 2013 to star in various films before making his way to the small screen and took on leading roles in The Bride of Habaek (2017), Feel Good To Die (2018), and Be Melodramatic (2019).
Ms. Virginia Lim, Chief Content Officer of Viu, said, “We continue to sharpen our focus on delivering the best of premium Asian entertainment with increased efforts to drive original local content. Besides offering the widest selection of fresh Korean content, we are also investing heavily in original content so that our Viu-ers can get to watch the most highly anticipated Korean dramas first and exclusively on our platform as well as locally relevant Viu Original series produced out of some of our key markets like Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. With our first Korean Viu Original River where the Moon Rises garnering great support from our viewers, we continue the momentum by locking in star-studded A-grade dramas such as Doom At Your Service in May, Hong Cheon Gi in the third quarter, and more in the time to come.”
Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service, is available in 16 markets across Asia, the Middle East, and South Africa with 45 million monthly active users (MAU) as of December 2020.
The service can be accessed via Viu app (available for free on App Store and Google Play) on connected devices, e.g. smartphones and tablets, select smart TVs, as well as on the web by logging into www.viu.com.
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Source: PCCW | Viu | Ninemer Communications
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