Omo, come again? Like, way to harsh my buzz Hong Sisters! News broke today about the structure of Alchemy of Souls, which announced prior to airing that it would consist of Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 is scheduled for 20-episodes and the subsequent Part 2 would have 10-episodes. Now the production is explaining that Jung So Min will not be returning for Part 2 as her character’s story is central to Part 1 and Part 2 will have Go Yoon Jung, who played OG Naksu, as the female lead. The filming has been done for Part 1 before it aired and now filming is about to start for Part 2 with all the rest of the cast from Lee Jae Wook, Minhyun, Yoo Joon Sang, et. al. returning for Part 2.
The production claims that Jung So Min was only ever signed on for Part 1 and this change in female leads was planned and center to the story being told. It has refused to explain why she was signed on for Part 1 only saying to explain that would spoil the drama story line. Man, it’s going to suck if Jung So Min generates all that chemistry with all three male leads only have a different actress continue the story after. I guess all I can do is hope the Hong Sisters know what they are doing, otherwise this is a Big in the making. My vote is to have the two girls swap souls permanently so Go Yoon Jung is playing Naksu’s body with OG Mu Duk’s soul, or worse case a prequel. Cuz my OTP better have a happy ending I CAN SEE ONSCREEN HONG SISTERS!