More details have been shared about Im Soo Hyang and Kim Jung Hyun’s new drama — including its January premiere!
MBC’s upcoming drama “Kkokdu’s Gye Jeol” (literal title, also means “The Season of Kkokdu”) is a fantasy romance that tells the story of a grim reaper named Kkokdu who comes to this world to punish people every 99 years. Kkokdu meets Han Gye Jeol, a doctor with mysterious powers, and starts working as a visiting doctor.
Kim Jung Hyun will take on the role of Kkokdu, an eccentric guide to the underworld, while Im Soo Hyang will portray Han Gye Jeol, a smart doctor who has bad luck that leads her to graduate from a medical school that ranks last in the country. .
In addition to the two leads, the drama has also confirmed a lineup of talented actors including Dasom, An Woo Yeon, Kim In Kwon, and Cha Chung Hwa. Dasom will play the golden girl Tae Jung Won, and An Woo Yeon will take on the role of younger brother Han Gye Jeol and detective Han Chul, who can’t stand injustice. Kim In Kwon will portray the oblivious and clueless god Ok Shin who takes care of Kkokda, while Cha Chung Hwa will play the exact opposite character, the intuitive god Gak Shin. Since the phrase “ok shin gak shin” means “guessing” in Korean, viewers can already anticipate the chemistry between the two veteran actors.
The upcoming drama will be a collaborative project between writers Kang Yi Heon and Heo Jun Woo on the unique crime thriller “Less Than Evil,” directed by 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,” building anticipation for their special romance story that moves back and forth between the afterlife and this world.
“Kkokdu’s Gye Jeol” will air every Friday and Saturday starting January 27, 2023.