There are many good K-Dramas streaming on Netflix, but most of them fall into the romance genre. I’m not saying this is a bad thing, but there should be more options. Fortunately, the streamer has recognized the need for more Korean series of other genres and released the fantasy series, Alchemy of Souls.
Alchemy of Souls premiered on Netflix on June 18 with its first episode. The K-Drama was directed by Park Joon-hwa and written by Hong Jung-eun and Hong Mi-ran. As of Aug. 18, the show is still ongoing with new episodes released every Saturday and Sunday. The expected season finale release date is on Aug. 28.
If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it’s about a powerful enchantress named Nak-su whose soul gets accidentally trapped in a blind woman’s body (Mu-deok). To make things worse, the blind woman is the lowly house servant of a man from a prestigious family named Jang Uk. As the sorceress works for the nobleman, she also secretly teaches him how to fight.
If this fantasy series sounds like your type of K-Drama, you must know who’s in the cast. We shared the Alchemy of Souls cast list below!
Alchemy of Souls cast
Jung So-min stars in one of the leading roles as Mu-deok. She’s best known for her roles in the K-Dramas Playful Kiss, Because This Is My First Life, Father Is Strange and The Smile Has Left Your Eyes. We’ll see her next in a Korean action-thriller titled Project Wolf Hunting.
Lee Jae-wook portrays the role of Jang Uk in the fantasy series. You might recognize him from his roles in the TV shows Extraordinary You, Alhambeura Goongjeonui Chooeok, Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol and Kiss Sixth Sense.
Lastly, we have Hwang Min-hyun, who plays Seo Yul. You might know him for his role as Go Eun Taek in the K-Drama Live On.
Here’s the cast list via IMDb down below:
- Jung So-min as Mu-deok
- Lee Jae-wook as Jang Uk
- Hwang Min-hyun as Seo Yul
- Go Yoon-jung as Nak-su
- Yu Jun-sang as Park Jin
- Shin Seung-ho as Go Won
- Oh Na-ra as Kim Do-joo
- Yoo In-soo as Park Dang-gu
- ARIN as Jin Cho-yeon
- Jo Jae-yoon as Jin Mu
- Do-gyung Lee as Heo Yeom
- Eun-hye Park as Jin Ho-gyeong
- Im Chul-soo as Teacher Lee
- Ha-yul Lee as Sang-ho
- Sang-uk Joo as Jang Gang
- Kyung-hun Kang as Seo Ha-sun
- Park So-jin as Ju-wol
There are some actors we did not include in the list. If you want to know who’s in the full cast and crew, make sure to check out the show’s official IMDb page.
Take a look at the exciting official trailer!
Episodes 17 and 18 will be available to stream on Netflix on Aug. 20 and Aug. 21. Will you be watching the fantasy series?