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Alchemy of Souls

Star writers Hong Sisters’ (Hong Jung-eun and Hong Miran) new tvN weekend drama “Phantom Wedding” will showcase the appeal of multiple genres mixed together, including historical drama, romance, fantasy, and action drama.

At the online production announcement of “Delightful Marriage” on March 14, PD Park Joon-hwa expressed his confidence, saying, “We took care of diverse areas such as computer graphics (CG), costumes, hair, photography, lighting, special effects, location, and action,” adding, “It will be fun while watching the drama.

‘Genshin’ is the story of the protagonists whose destinies are twisted by the ‘Genshin Jutsu’ (soul-changing) and they overcome this and grow up.

The drama, set against the backdrop of a great powerhouse that doesn’t exist in history or on maps, stars Lee Jae-wook, Jung So-min, Hwang Min-hyun, Yoo Jun-sang, Shin Seung-ho, Onara, Cho Jae-yoon, and Yoo In-su as sword-swinging magicians.

PD Park revealed how he was entrusted to direct the drama, saying, “I encouraged the writers to see if it would be okay (to take on directing) since I had never done a genre like this before, but they told me that this drama would be the first genre anyone would try,” and that “hearing those words gave me the confidence to take on the role.

He continued, “I had a hard time imagining how to express the space of a great powerhouse that I had never been to or felt before,” and added, “I tried to express myself with a combination that I was used to but was unfamiliar to me. I tried to express it in a combination that I am used to, but it was an unfamiliar one. It was a bit hard to match, but this added a fantastical element to the film.

PD Park described the genre of “Delightful Marriage” as “romance fantasy drama,” and announced that the audience would be able to see the charm of a genre that has never been seen before.

He said, “The basis of the work is the relationship (between characters), but fantasy and romance are subtly depicted to express the relationship,” and added, “The characters grow in various ways, and exploring the points at which they grow is also a point of interest for the audience.

As the genres are diverse, the epic is also complex. The drama is divided into two parts, and the script for the second part is currently being written.

He continued, “The story is diverse, but if we focus mainly on the conflict between the families, we couldn’t include the unique ‘tiki-taka’ or joyfulness that is unique to the writers,” and explained, “That’s why we are making part two with more stories about people.

The cast also commented that they were surprised by the appeal of the work’s mix of various genres.

Jeong So-min, who played the role of Yakkot Bu-deok, the soul of Sansui, said, “You will be able to meet various genres such as love, action, and growth as if they were a set of comprehensive gifts,” and added, “The relationships between the characters also keep changing with each episode.

Yoo Joon Sang, who played the role of Park Jin, the president of Seongrim, the largest company in Daehok country, said, “You will enjoy the story and the wonderful costumes and the appropriate costumes that you have never seen before,” and added, “We filmed the drama while going around the national anthem, but when you watch the drama, you will see that there are many beautiful places in our country as you see in ‘That Place’. You will see that there are so many beautiful places in our country that you can see ‘that place’ when you watch the drama.

The drama will premiere at 9:10 p.m. on the 18th.

Drama: 환혼 / Alchemy of Souls
Formerly known as: Soul Marriage / Can This Person Be Translated / Return
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Historical
Episodes: 16 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2022-June-18 to 2022-Aug-07
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:10
Director: Park Joon Hwa
ScriptWriter: Hong Jung Eun, Hong Mi Ran
Websites: Kissasian, Viki, Viu, Dramacool

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