“Jirisan,” an iQiyi Original Korean drama series starring Gianna Jun and Ju Ji-hoon, and created by director Lee Eung-bok (“Descendants of The Sun,” “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God”) and writer Kim Eun-hee (“Signal,” “Kingdom”), has drawn fans to unravel its mysteries. Continuing in a tense episode, Gianna Jun comes face to face with the bombing suspect, while Ju Ji-hoon is in an intense, action-packed chase. Team member Ju Min-gyung’s fate remains to be seen after venturing alone up Jirisan, where danger lurks all around with no let up on the action. In addition, popular idol group BTS’ Jin sings the main theme song for “Jirisan,”with snippets at the end of the end of episodes 5 and 6.Â Â
“Jirisan” follows the team of national park rangers who are responsible for search and rescue on Jirisan. Experienced ranger (played by Gianna Jun) and rookie ranger (played by Ju Ji-hoon) are set to unravel the secrets of the peak. The iQiyi Original K-series exclusively simulcasts with Korea at 8pm every Saturday and Sunday on the iQiyi International app or iQ.com worldwide.
At the village meeting, star park ranger Seo Yi-gang (Gianna Jun) meets the bombing suspect with five scratch marks on the back of his hand, in what will be a tense confrontation. Separately, the trailer of the fifth episode saw a suspicious person sending a message saying, “Someone discovered our business,” suggesting there may be accomplices behind the perils on Jirisan.
Ju Ji-hoon is in plenty of action scenes and he revealed that he had worked hard for it physically. He cycled personally to various shoot locations and said, “Although the process was very tiring, I experienced charms different from the route up the mountain.” In addition to building his fitness, Ju worked hard at playing the spirit-like form of his character Kang Hyun-jo. He said, “These scenes had to be delivered through my eyes and expression, rather than lines. To avoid exaggeration or a lack of emotion, I focused on seeking the right expression.”
Ju Min-gyung plays Lee Yang-sun, the park ranger team’s administrative executive who realised in shock that there may be “potato bombs” in her grandfather’s home. Seeking confirmation, Lee ventures up to Jirisan alone and leaves the park ranger team searching for her.Â
To uncover the mystery behind the murders, park rangers Gianna Jun, Ju Ji-hoon and Oh Jung-se, together with police officer Jun Suk-ho, race against time to investigate Jirisan. As the latest trailer hinted, “Of the three bombs that disappeared, one is yet to be found,” suggesting that an undetonated explosive remains.
BTS’ Jin Sings ‘Jirisan’ Theme Song ‘Yours’
Korean idol group BTS member Jin sings the main theme song for the OST of “Jirisan” and snippets are unveiled in the trailers at the end of episodes 5 and 6. “Jirisan” production studio AStory and MOST Contents announced, “The main theme song by Jin will feature in specific scenes to amplify viewers’ immersion in the story. Please look forward to it.” Jin also announced on the social platform Weverse, “Please love ‘Jirisan’ a lot, I will watch too!”