Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, unveils its upcoming slew of original content, as it continuously brings fresh and engaging premium Asian entertainment to Viu-ers all year-round.
Right after announcing the second Korean Viu Original Doom at your Service, Viu is releasing another piece of good news on its next Viu Original from Korea, Hong Cheon Gi, a romantic fantasy period drama set to premiere exclusively on the OTT platform in the third quarter. Based on a novel of the same name, it tells the story of Hong Cheon Gi (Kim Yoo Jung), an artist with extraordinary aesthetic insight and skills who became the first female painter of the Dohwaseo (Korean Royal Academy of Painting). During her stay in the palace, she gets embroiled in a love triangle with Ha Ram (Ahn Hyo Seop), an officer well-versed in astronomy and meteorology who lost his sight in a childhood accident, and the Grand Prince Anpyeong (Gong Myung) who is an arts enthusiast.
The series features Kim Yoo Jung, a young and popular actress well known among K-drama fans for her numerous critically acclaimed period dramas. After her acting debut in 2003, Kim became one of the best-known child actresses in Korea. Since then, she has transitioned into teen roles and gained fame for starring in the historical-fantasy drama The Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), before landing her first leading role in hit drama Love in the Moonlight (2016).
Playing the lead role Ha Ram, Ahn Hyo Seop has gained recognition in recent years with his outstanding performance in Still 17 (2018), Abyss (2019), and Dr. Romantic 2 (2020). As for Gong Myung, he debuted in 2013 to star in various films before making his way to the small screen and took on leading roles in The Bride of Habaek (2017), Feel Good To Die (2018), and Be Melodramatic (2019).
“Hong Cheon Gi” is coming very soon on Viu.