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Korean Drama Jirisan: Cast, Synopsis, Trivia

Jirisan Official Poster

General Information

  • International Title: Jirisan
  • Original Title: 지리산 (romanization: Jirisan)
  • Genre: Mystery
  • No. of Episode: 16
  • Airing Date: 2021.10.23 ~ 2021.12.12
  • Airing Slot: Saturday – Sunday
  • Broadcasting Channel: tvN
  • International Distributor: iQiYi
  • Starring: Jun Ji Hyun, Ju Ji Hoon
  • Director: Lee Eung Bok
  • Screenwriter: Kim Eun Hee
  • Highest Rating: 10.6% (Nationwide)
  • Awards: –


A mystery drama that revolves around Jiri National Park rangers including the best ranger Seo Yi Kang (Jun Ji Hyun) and rookie ranger Kang Hyun Jo (Ju Ji Hoon). Kang Hyeon Jo holds a secret that he shared only with Yi Kang. In the mountain, the ranger team explores the deep woods of Mount Jiri to seek those who need help or to save others from death.



Character: Seo Yi Kang
Portrayed by: Jun Ji Hyun
Jun Ji Hyun’s Notable works: My Sassy Girl (2001), My Love From the Star (2013), The Berlin File (2013), Assassination (2015), Legend of the Blue Sea (2015)


Character: Kang Hyun Jo
Portrayed by: Ju Ji Hoon
Ju Ji Hoon’s Notable works: Princess Hours (2006), Along with the Gods Series (2017-2018), The Spy Gone North (2018), Dark Figure of Crime (2018), Kingdom (2019-present), Hyena (2020)

Extended Cast

Sung Dong Il as Jo Dae Jin (branch office chief)
Oh Jung Se as Jung Goo Young (rangers team member)
Cho Han Cheol as Park Il Hae (rangers team leader)
Jeon Seok Ho as Kim Woong Soon (a police officer)
Lee Ga Sub as Kim Sol (a volunteer)
Go Min Si as Lee Da Won (a rookie ranger)
Joo Min Kyung as Lee Yang Sun (administrative staff at the branch office)
Kim Young Ok as Lee Moon Ok (Yi Kang’s grandmother who runs a restaurant in the village)
Yoon Ji On as Se Wook
Son Seok Koo as Lim Cheol Kyung
Choi Hyun Wook as young Lim Cheol Kyung

Cameo & Special Appearance

Park Hwan Hee as Hee Won
Seo Hye Won as Hong Young Mi
Kim Min Ho as Kim Ki Chang
Ryu Seung Ryong as Narrator
Ye Su Jeong as Geum Ri
Lee Chae Kyung as Il Man’s wife
Choi Go as Il Man’s son
Gong Sung Ha as Jung Soo Min
Ji Seung Hyun as Kim Nam Sik
Yoon Jong Suk as Tae Joo
Jo Wan Ki as Kim Jae Gyeom
Lee Sun Bin as Kang Seung Ah
Kim Kap Soo as Hyun Jo father
Nam Gi Ae as Hyun Jo’s mother

Character Relationship Chart

Jirisan Character Relationship Chart

Seo Yi Kang is the best ranger at Haedong Branch on Jirisan National Park. The branch is led by Jo Dae Jin with members Lee Yang Sun and Jung Goo Young. Kang Hyung Jo and Lee Da Won are rookies in the ranger team. Seo Yi Kang works together with Park Hae Il, a ranger detective from Bidam Shelter’s Investigation Team 1.

Original Soundtrack

‘Destiny’ by Kim Feel
‘Memories’ by Gaho
‘Falling’ by Kim Jong Wan of NELL
‘Yours’ by Jin of BTS
‘In Color’ by Lee So Ra
‘Stay’ by O3ohn
‘Our Road’ by Rothy
‘Little Garden’ by Taeyeon
‘Always With You’ by Paul Kim
‘I′m Coming Home’ by Jukjae
‘Valley of the Shadow’ by Lee Seung Yeol
‘Harmony of Leaves’ by Henry feat. Park Jin Woo

Trailer Videos

Official Trailer
Character Trailer 1
Character Trailer 2

Awards & Nominations



  • The filming began on September 18, 2020.
  • The filming was halted for a month from December 2020 to January 2021 because of coronavirus outbreak in South Korea.
  • This is Jun Ji Hyun and Ju Ji Hoon appearance on a tvN drama.
  • This is Jun Ji Hyun’s comeback drama after 4 years and Ju Ji Hoon’s comeback drama after a year.
  • This is Jun Ji Hyun and Ju Ji Hoon’s second appearance together after ‘Kingdom Season 2.
  • This is Ju Ji Hoon and Jun Seok Ho’s 3rd projects together after two installments of ‘Kingdom’ and ‘Hyena’.

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