I’m getting more and more optimistic and excited with every new casting news on the Hong Sisters next drama Hwayugi, based on the Chinese classic Journey to the West. The latest name bandied about is idol-actor Lee Hong Ki who is up for the role of the Pig role (Zhu Ba Jie), which leaves only the fourth member of the traveling west quartet of the Sand demon character to be filled. If accepted Lee Hong Ki would join Lee Seung Gi as the Monkey King, Oh Yeon Seo in a gender flipped Monk, and Cha Seung Won as the cool and handsome version of the Bull Demon King. I’m loving this cast, even my initial trepidition on Oh Yeon Seo is gone because she’s still an experienced actress and in the right role and cast can be restrained enough. Hwayugi is currently slated for a December premiere on cable network tvN.