The Fiery Priest

The Fiery Priest Korean drama


After the controversial murder of an elderly Catholic clergyman, a foul-mouthed and hot-tempered priest teams up with a slow-witted detective and a headstrong prosecutor to solve the case.




General Info

  • Drama Title: The Fiery Priest
  • Other Titles: N/A
  • Genre:  Comedy, Crime
  • Director: Lee Myung-woo
  • Writer: Park Jae-bum
  • No. of Episodes: 40 (2 episodes per broadcast day)
  • Broadcast Period: February 15 to April 20, 2019
  • Time Slot: Friday & Saturday @ 22:00 Korean Standard Time
  • Running Time: 28 to 35 minutes per episode
  • TV Network: SBS (terrestrial)
  • Production Company(s): Samhwa Networks
  • Preceded by: N/A (This is the first prime time Fri-Sat drama of SBS)
  • Followed by: Nokdu Flower

Cast & Characters


Kim Nam-gil as Kim Hae-il (Father Michael), a foul-mouthed Catholic priest. He looks gracious on the outside, but is actually rude. He used to be an agent ten years ago before he left to be a priest.

Kim Sung-kyun as Goo Dae-young, a detective at Gudam District Police Station. He may look very stubborn and sturdy, but he is slow-witted and unique at the same time.

Lee Ha-nee as Park Kyung-soon, a strong and smart prosecutor. With both beauty and brains, she knows she can solve the biggest mysteries.

Go Joon as Hwang Cheol-beom, a representative of a big company and a former gang leader. He’s a bad guy who looks like a frail country bumpkin on the outside. He does all kinds of misdeeds and makes a fortune out of it.

Geum Sae-rok as Seo Seung-ah, a rookie detective at Gudam District Police Station. She used to be a sepaktakraw player, but changed paths to be a policewoman. She sees Kim Hae-il as a mentor.


Jeong Young-joo as Jung Dong-ja, Gudam District’s commissioner

Kim Hyung-mok as Kang Seok-tae, a senior prosecutor at Seoul Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Jung In-gi as Nam Seok-gu, the chief of Gudam District Police Station.

Han Ki-joong as Park Won-moo, representative of Gudam District in the National Assembly

Lee Moon-shik as Ki Yong-moon, a local cult leader

Kim Won-hae as Vladimir Gojayev, a gangster

Jung Dong-hwan as Lee Young-joon (Father Gabriel), head priest at Gudam Cathedral

Jeon Seong-woo as Han Seong-gyu (Father Marco), a priest at Gudam Cathedral

Baek Ji-won as Kim In-kyung (Mother Sarah), head nun at Gudam Cathedral

Ahn Chang-hwan as Ssongsag Tekaratanapeuraseoteu, a delivery guy at a local Chinese restaurant

Go Gyu-pil as Oh Yo-han, a convenience store clerk

Yoon Joo-hee as Bae Hee-jung, a local psychiatrist



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