Hong Sisters K-drama Hwayugi to Start Filming with Lee Seung Gi, Cha Seung Won, Oh Yeon Seo and Lee Hong Ki

Now that SBS drama While You Were Sleeping has premiered and I’m contently loving it, up next in the anticipation department is the Hong Sisters fantasy drama Hwayugi loosely based on the Chinese classic Journey to the West. All leads are on board and the drama will take place in modern times with the main characters being fantasy beings now with modern identities. Lee Seung Gi is the handsome mischievous Monkey King, Oh Yeon Seo is the beautiful alluring Monk, Cha Seung Won is the charismatic Bull Demon King, Lee Hong Ki is the attractive Pig, and veteran Jang Kwang rounds out the leads as the Sand Demon. In modern times all have unique identities and find themselves banded together to fight a coming dark evil, with the Hong Sisters turning the classic narrative into a romantic comedy with laughs and creative fantasy elements. Filming is slated to start at the end of October just as Lee Seung Gi is discharged from the military, with the drama scheduled to air in December on tvN. Continue reading