Mount Jiri is one of the most anticipated Korean dramas by fans. Attracting famous South Korean artists, Ju Ji Hoon and Jun Ji Hyun, this project is expected to be a huge success.
As is known, the actor and actress in the drama Mount Jiri has previously starred in Kingdom (2019). This is what makes the audience can not wait to watch the celebrity performance.
In addition, Mount Jiri is considered special because it was written by Kim Eun Hee who succeeded with the drama Sign (2011), Ghost (2012), Three Days (2014), and Signal (2016). While the director’s chair was occupied by Lee Eung Bok previously directed Dream High (2011), School 2013 (2012), Descendant of the Sun (2016), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), and Mr. Shunshine (2018).
Despite the delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the production team confirmed that filming began in mid-September 2020. Korean drama Mount Jiri is expected to be released in 2021.
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Synopsis of Mount Jiri Drama
This Korean drama Mount Jiri tells the struggle of rangers in rescuing visitors in Mount Jiri National Park. Seo Yi Gang is the best forest keeper, she knows the ins and outs of south Korea’s highest mountain.
Kang Hyun Jo is a former army captain, he chooses a new job as the guardian of the mysterious Jiri Mountain National Park. He has a dark past and no one knows it.
Seo Yi Gang and Kang Hyun Jo work together to protect visitors in the vicinity of Mount Jiri National Park.
Mount Jiri Drama Player Profile
Here’s a line-up of celebrities confirmed to star in the drama Mount Jiri.
1. Ju Ji Hoon
This top South Korean actor plays Kang Hyun Jo. Ju Ji Hoon made his acting debut in 2003. He first portrayed the main character in the drama Princess Hours (2006).
In addition, she also starred in films such as I Am a King (2012), Marriage Blue (2013), Confession (2014), The Treacheorus (2015), Asura: The City of Madness (2016), Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), Along With the Gods: The 49 Days (2018), and The Spy Gine North (2018).
The television series he has starred in include The Devil (2007), Five Finger (2012), Medical Top Team (2013), Mask (2015), and others.
Ju Ji Hoon also won the prestigious Blue Dragon Film Awards 2018: Popular Star Awards, 3rd Asia Artist Awards 2018: Artist of the Year, 5th Korean Film Producers Assosiation Awards 2018: Best Actor, 23rd KCA Consumer Day Awards 2018: Best Film actor, and many more.
2. Jun Ji Hyun
Seo Yi Gang’s character is played by Jun Ji Hyun. This beautiful actress started her career as a model. She marked her acting debut through White Valentine (1999). Unfortunately, the film is not very popular with the public. Soon, his name became increasingly popular after becoming an advertising model for Samsung My Jet Printer.
The 39-year-old woman is officially married to Choi Jun Hyuk, a South Korean businesswoman. The man is the son of designer Lee Jung Woo and grandson of Hanbok designer Lee Young He. The wedding was held at Shilla Hotel, Jangchung-dong, Seoul. According to rumors, the event was attended by as many as 600 invited guests.
Popular films starring Jun Ji Hyun include My Sassy Girl (2001), Windstruck (2004), Daisy (2006), A Man Who Was Superman (2008), Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011), The Theives (2012), and The Berlin File (2013).
Jun Ji Hyun also demonstrated his acting skills through the dramas Fascinate My Heart (1998), Happy Together (1999), Man from the Stars (2013), and The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016).
3. Sung Dong Il
Senior actor Sung Dong Il plays Jo Dae Jin, the head of a branch office in Mount Jiri National Park. He has a responsibility to keep his juniors safe.
Sung Dong Il started his career as a theater player in 1987, then began to penetrate the screen since being recruited by SBS through an open talented audition in 1991. The 56-year-old has always been successful in portraying various characters.
For decades in the world of role art, she has starred in many films including 200 Pounds Beauty (2006), One Upon a Time (2008), Take Off (2009), The Suicide Forecast (2011), The Grand Heist (2012), The Case (2017), Thr Great Battle (2018), and many more.
Awards that have been won include 17th Chunsa Film Art Awards 2009: Best Supporting Actor, KBS Drama Awards 2010: Best Supporting Actor, and Korea Best Star Awards 2018: Best Popular Star Awards.
4. Oh Jung Se
Oh Jung Se also participates in the drama, playing Jung Goo Young as a member of the Jiri Mountain National Park rangers team. The 43-year-old actor began his career as a theater actor. Then, it hit the big screen and now often appears in several dramas.
Despite playing a supporting character, Oh Jung Se always manages to present an iconic character. Like her acting in How to Use Guys with Secret Tips (2013), she received praise from film critics and audiences.
Oh Jung Se participated in the films Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014), Red Carpet (2014), Life Risk Romance (2016), Febricated City (2017), Swing Kids (2018), Rosebud (2019), and Extreme Job (2019). She also appeared in the dramas Missing 9 (2018), Touch Your Heart (2019), When the Camellia Blooms (2019), It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020), The Good Detective (2020), and many more.