The Heavenly Idol is a South Korean fantasy romance television series starring Kim Min-kyu, Go Bo-gyeol, and Lee Jang-woo. It is scheduled to be released on February 15, 2023, on tvN and will air every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:30 KST.
Based on a webtoon of the same name by Shin Hwa-jin, it tells the story of a person named Lembrary, who lived as a high priest, an agent of God in another realm, waking up overnight in the body of an unknown Korean idol.
The Heavenly Idol Brief Profile
- Drama: The Heavenly Idol
- Also Known As: Holy Idol
- Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Drama
- Director: Park So-Yeon, Lee So-Yoon
- Writer: Shin Hwa-Jin (web novel), Lee Cheon-Geum
- Original Network: tvN
- Total Episodes: 12
- Release Date: Feb 15 – Mar 23, 2023
- Airing Days: Wed. & Thur.
- Time slot: 22:30 KST
- Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
The Heavenly Idol Kdrama Plot Synopsis
The drama’s plot follows Rembrary (Kim Min Kyu), a high priest who leads an otherworldly cult. The cult reveres a god who unites the earthly world with the afterlife. However, a strange chain of events transports Rembrary to contemporary South Korea, where he exchanges “souls” with a young man named Woo Yeon Woo. Woo Yeon Woo is a struggling all-male K-pop band called Wild Animal’s “visual centre,” a modest K-pop star. Rembrary has no knowledge of earth’s culture, especially K-pop. As a result, he is completely out of his element when attempting to act, learn dance moves, perform live, and adhere to a K-pop icon’s strict diet.
Though all seems gone, Woo Yeon Woo’s biggest fan, Kim Dal (Go Bo Gyeol), is determined to keep his career from collapsing. She takes over as Wild Animals’ new manager and gradually starts to change the group’s course! Rembrary is not the only one who has moved from the spirit world into the K-pop culture, it soon becomes clear. Others have also followed, including a strong chaotic force. Can Rembrary and Kim Dal turn things around? (Source: Viki)
The Heavenly Idol Kdrama Cast
- Kim Min-kyu as Pontifex Rembrary / Woo Yeon-woo, the world’s best high priest who overnight wakes up in the human body of a member of a K-pop group named Wild Animal, who is in his 5th year of debut in the current world.
- Go Bo-gyeol as Kim Dal, Wild Animal’s new manager and a big fan of Woo Yeon-woo.
- Lee Jang-woo as Shin Zo-woon / Lumena, vice chairman of RU E&M, an entertainment company possessed by the fantasy world’s devil Lumena who woke up after 100 years and has been targeted by Rembrary.
- Cha Joo-young as Redlin, the god who created the world of Rembrary. It looks like a young adult woman and keeps the boundary between the undeworld and the present world.