A Korean Odyssey

Title 화유기 A Korean Odyssey
Also known as Hwayuki
Chinese Title 花遊記



This Hong sisters drama is a reinterpretation of classic chinese novel “Journey to the West” into the present days with a romantic-fantasy twist. The story depicts the journey of seeking true light in the dark world of 2017 where the evil gods are widespread.

In 2017, Son Oh Gong (Lee Seung Gi) and King Wooma (Cha Seung Won) are in conflict with each other and they look for a true light in a dark world where evils exists everywhere.



Lee Seung Gi as Son Oh Gong
Cha Seung Won as King Wooma
Oh Yeon Seo as Jin Sun Mi
– Kal So Won as Jin Sun Mi (young)
Lee Hong Gi as P.K
Jang Kwang as Yoon Dae Sik

Supporting Cast

Sung Hyuk as General Winter / Fairy Ha
Kim Sung Oh as Lee Han Joo
Lee El as Ma Ji Young
Sung Ji Roo as Guru Soo Bo Ri
Lee Se Young as Jung Se Ra / Jin Boo Ja / Bong Soon / Ah Sa Nyeo
Lee Yong Yi as Jin Sun Mi’s grandmother
One as peddler’s grandson
Kang Sung Pil as gangster
Yoon Bo Ra as Alice / White Dragon Horse
Kim Ji Soo as Seo Yun Hee / Na Chal Nyuh
Song Jong Ho as Kang Dae Sung
Michael K. Lee (마이클 리) as Jonathan (Jin Sun Mi’s first love)
– Kim Hyun Bin as Jonathan (young)
Ok Ye Rin as Han Byul


Kim Hyung Suk (김형석) as Superstar Audition’s judge (ep 1-2)
Kim Yun Woo as Superstar Audition’s judge (ep 1-2)
Choi Dae Sung as broadcasting PD (ep 1-2, 6)
Yoo Yun Jung (유연정) as Lee Da In (ep 1, Superstar contestant)
Park Sang Hoon as Eun Sung (ep 1, a kid possessed by Wooden Doll Ghost)
Baek Seung Hee as Wooden Doll Ghost’s Bride (ep 1)
Im Ye Jin as peddler (ep 2, 4)
Lee Eun Hyung as newlywed (ep 2)
Kang Jae Joon (강재준) as newlywed (ep 2)
Min Sung Wook as lust ghost (ep 2)
Jang Keun Suk as Peacock (ep.3)
Seo Yoon Ah as Mi Joo (ep 3)
Ham Na Young (함나영) as Akiko (ep 5, 16)
– Park Seung Tae as Akiko (old)
Bang Soo Jin as mermaid (ep 7)
Oh Ah Rin as Lee Soo Jung (ep 9-10)
Choi Seung Hoon as Lee Soo Jung’s older brother (ep 9-10)
Lee So Yun as devil bookseller (ep 9-10)
Seo Eun Woo as Taoist Fairy Ha (ep.15)

Production Credits

Director Park Hong Kyun, Kim Byung Soo, Kim Jung Hyun
Screenwriters Hong Jung Eun, Hong Mi Ran
Genre Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Episodes 20
Broadcast network tvN
Broadcast period 2017 December – 2018 March


– Park Bo Geum was offered a lead role, but declined.

– Choo Ja Hyun was originally cast in the role of Na Chal Nyeo, but had to be replaced by Kim Ji Soo due to pregnancy.

– Netflix has the international streaming rights for this series.

– After a serious injury to a production staff member on the set, filming was stopped from December 30 to January 2 for an internal safety inspection. As a result, 2 PD Kim Jung Hyun and Kim Byung Soo were added in the drama production.

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