Jun Ji-hyun considers lead role in new drama from ‘Kingdom Season 2’ writer

Jun Ji-hyun is in talks to star in a new drama called Mount Jiri, which is written by Kim Eun-hee, the screenwriter of the upcoming Netflix original series Kingdom Season 2.

Culture Depot, Jun Ji-hyun’s agency, said on March 3 that the actress is positively considering to star in Kim’s new project. Kim previously wrote the first season of Kingdom (2019) and the award-winning crime thriller Signal (2016).

Jun Ji-hyun
Jun Ji-hyun

The details about the drama are still kept under wraps, but its title refers to a mountain located in the southern region of South Korea.

If Jun Ji-hyun accepts the offer, Mount Jiri will be her first drama in three years. She last played a lead role in Legend of the Blue Sea (2016-2017) opposite actor Lee Min-ho. She received an offer in 2018 to headline a drama from the Hong Sisters—the writers of Hotel del Luna and A Korean Odyssey—but eventually declined it.

Meanwhile, the actress will appear in the finale of Kingdom Season 2, which will premiere on March 13. Kingdom is one of the 13 new Korean dramas this month.

Mount Jiri is aiming to premiere in late 2020 or early 2021.

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