There is casting updates around second half 2021 tvN drama Island, with a new fresh-faced male lead taking over for a prior name associated with the drama. Cha Eun Woo will be the other male lead in Island for the role that was initially courting Im Shi Wan who has clearly passed on it. I’m still unsold on Cha Eun Woo but if he’s going all in on his acting career then this is great step forward for his resume. He gets to work with Kim Nam Gil who is the male lead as well as Seo Ye Ji, who has established herself with strong acting depth. Kim Nam Gil will play the male lead a monster hunter named Ban/Pan, he’s half human and half demon. Seo Ye Ji is a rich girl sent to Jeju after she keeps creating scandals in Seoul and finds herself targeted by monsters. Cha Eun Woo’s role is that of an exorcist priest who is super cool and hip thanks to growing up in the US. The drama is adapted from the manhwa of the same name so those interested can get a first read.