Upcoming iQiyi original K-series Jirisan is centred around a group of mountain rangers, who fearlessly face typhoons, fires, floods and untold dangers in their search and rescue missions on South Korea’s Mount Jiri National Park (or Jirisan).
Gianna Jun (also known as Jun Ji-hyun), 39, plays star ranger Seo Yi-gang, whose vast experience in navigation makes her knowledgeable when it comes to tracking down lost individuals. Later on, she’s teamed up with rookie ranger Kang Hyun-jo (Ju Ji-hoon), a military academy graduate and an ex-lieutenant, who brings with him the element of mystery into the series. Expect plenty of thrilling action and drama, but also heartwarming moments with this one.
Created and written by star playwright Kim Eun-hee, who’s also behind Kingdom and Signal, the 16-episode is set to air on iQiyi on Oct 23, 2021. Together with Kim and photo director Choi Sang-mook, the cast of Jirisan — Gianna Jun, Ju Ji-hoon, Oh Jung-se, and Cho Han-cheul — sat down at a press conference to discuss their experiences.