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In ‘Possessed,’ Go Joon-hee is spirit medium while Yeon Jeong-Hun plays villain

By Yim Hyun-su

  • Published : Feb 26, 2019 - 17:36
  • Updated : Feb 26, 2019 - 17:36

New series centers on relationship between colorful characters and ghosts

OCN is set to air yet another thriller series -- “Possessed” -- featuring a star-studded cast that includes Go Joon-hee, who will play a medium, and Yeon Jung-hoon, a two-faced businessman and villain.

The Wednesday-Thursday 16-episode series from Studio Dragon, the production company behind megahit shows like “Mr. Sunshine,” will premiere at 11 p.m. on March 6.

A trailer released last week showed a detective with a lower tolerance for ghosts, played by Song Sae-byeok, who crosses paths with the daughter of a medium who also wields a spiritual power.

Despite the show’s general dark tone, the upcoming series could remind viewers of 2016 hit series “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God,” director Choi Do-hoon told press during a showcase Tuesday in Seoul.

Choi made the bold comparison as he promised a “fun show” to viewers, and explained the upcoming series is packed with varying elements including mystery, thriller, fantasy, romance, comedy and even human drama.

The cast sounded excited as they faced questions from press.

Go, who will star in a genre series for the first time in her career, said, “I never thought I’d film a genre show, but I decided to join as I saw it as a new challenge.”

Yeon, who previously starred in OCN thriller “The Vampire Detective,” also sounded excited to be on the show.
“It’s fun to be on an OCN show as an actor as I always feel that we are given an opportunity to create something new,” he said as he described his experience with the TV network.

His character, Oh Soo-Hyeok, was designed with the hopes of creating someone like no one else to have appeared on the small screen.

Jo Han-sun, who returns to TV after an absence of two years, said it was difficult to depict a multidimensional character, but also said he had always wanted to be on a genre show on OCN.

While Song who plays the main character said he first thought Go was “too pretty” for her character, he was soon convinced, as Go managed to pull off gestures and speaking styles. Go also said the two have “good chemistry.”

Director Choi added that filming is expected to wrap up in the morning on the day the first episode airs.

By Yim Hyun-su (hyunsu@heraldcorp.com)