The actress's agency A-MAN Project announced Wednesday that she will be playing the character Min Sang-woon, an immortal who becomes a human.
"Kwon Na-ra is now studying the script and getting herself into the role to begin shooting," it said.
"The Immortal" is one of the much-anticipated works under production, as it will be led by director Jang Young-woo, who is known for helming several hit TV series such as tvN's period romance "Mr. Sunshine" and Netflix's action fantasy "Sweet Home."
The screenplay is written by husband-and-wife team Kwon So-ra and Seo Jae-won, whose previous works include OCN's occult thriller "The Guest" and tvN's "Entourage," which was a Korean adaptation of the American comedy series of the same title on HBO.
The fantasy series revolves around Min who reincarnates over and over for 600 years and a man (Lee Jin-wook) who became immortal 600 years ago. Throughout the centuries, the two keep encountering the fates of various characters who are tested on their past deeds and complicated relationships. The story follows the two as they try to untangle various problems in their way.
Min used to be immortal but goes through a tragic event that turns her into a human. With the incident causing her to keep a low-profile, she manages to find the determination to pursue ways to take revenge and also protect her family.
This will be the actress' first fantasy genre in her four-year acting career. "I'm so honored to star in this series," Kwon said through the agency. "It's such an honor to take part in this great work and play this awesome character. I am going to put my whole heart in this series."
Kwon debuted as a member of the six-piece K-pop girl group Hello Venus in 2012. She made her way into acting in 2017 with a lead role in the romance series "Suspicious Partner."
Since then, she has taken lead roles in various series, including the hit drama "Itaewon Class."
Actors Lee Joon, Gong Seung-yeon, and Jeong Jin-yeong have also been confirmed to be taking on roles in the series.
The series is scheduled to premiere in 2022.
source: The Korea Times