Jirisan – Cast & Summary

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Jirisan - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review

Jirisan, an upcoming Korean drama, announced its release date, October 23, 2021, on the tvN network.

The filming process of Jirisan itself actually took its place in September 2020. But unfortunately, in December 2020, the filming process was delayed because of COVID-19’s rising cases.

Jirisan is starred by Jun Ji Hyun, Ju Ji Hoon, Sung Dong Il, and also Oh Jung Se.

Jun Ji Hyun is well-known for starring in the hugely successful Korean dramas, My Love from the Stars (2013) and The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016).

Meanwhile, Ju Ji Hoon had starred in Kingdom (2019), Hyena (2020), and Kingdom: Season 2 (2020).

Sung Dong Il had become the main actor for The Cursed (2020) and Somehow Family (2021).

And Oh Jung Se had starred in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020) and The Good Detective (2020).

Jirisan is announced to be aired every Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 KST on tvN to replace Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.

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Jirisan - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review


  • Title: Jirisan / 지리산
  • Also Known As: Mount Jiri / Jiri Mountain / Jilisan / Cliffhanger
  • Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Thriller, Action, Drama
  • Country: South Korea
  • Director: Lee Eung Bok
  • Producer: Lee Sang Baek, Park Ho Sik, Kim Young Gyu
  • Screenwriter: Kim Eun Hee
  • Production Companies: Studio Dragon, AStory, Baram Pictures
  • Network: tvN
  • Episodes: 16
  • Air Dates: October 23, 2021 –
  • Air Time: Saturday and Sunday, 21:00 KST

Synopsis of Jirisan

This drama tells a story about some rangers who come from different backgrounds and skills but become a unity because of an occasion.

These rangers have a strong aim to rescue people who live at Jiri Mountain National Park.

In this drama, there is the top ranger called Seo Yi Kang (Jun Ji Hyun). She has large knowledge about Jiri Mountain National Park and is very strong.

Meanwhile, Kang Hyun Jo (Ju Ji Hoon) comes from a military background. He becomes a ranger after he became the captain of an army.

As time goes by, Yi Kang and Hyun Jo become good partners.

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Main Cast

Jirisan - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review

Jun Ji Hyun as Seo Yi Kang

An excellent ranger who has high knowledge about hiking. She has been experiencing a lot since a long time ago and initially, she thinks the mountain is really dangerous.

After she meets Kang Hyun Jo, that perspective slowly fades away.

Jirisan - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review

Ju Ji Hoon as Kang Hyun Jo

Even though very excellent in military service, he hides a secret really well. He then decides to become a ranger because he feels the mountain calls him over and over again.

He begins to be a partner of Yi Kang and trust each other.

Sung Dong Il as Do Jae Jin

Sung Dong Il as Do Jae Jin

He has been working as a park ranger for a very long time. He is the branch office’s head and a very honest person.

He is a responsible person and excellent with his job. Unfortunately, his family left him because he failed to help them.

Oh Jung Se as Jung Goo Young

Oh Jung Se as Jung Goo Young

He really loves taking a vacation and very realistic person. He always takes care of himself before he gets involved in others’ problems.

But he is actually a good person and responsible with his work.

Supporting Cast

Haedong Branch Office & Bidam Shelter

  • Jo Han Chul as Park Il Hae
  • Joo Min Kyung as Lee Yang Sun
  • Go Min Si as Lee Da Won

Jeollabuk-do Office

  • Lee Ga Sub as Kim Sol
  • Joo Jin Mo as Kim Kye Hee
  • Kim Kook Hee as Yoon Soo Jin

Haedong Village

  • Kim Young Ok as Lee Moon Ok
  • Jun Suk Ho as Kim Woong Soon
  • Han Dong Ho as Constable Han

OST (Original Soundtrack)

Trailer of Jirisan