Persona (TV series)

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Promotional poster
GenreAnthology series
Created byYoon Jong-shin
Written by
Directed by
  • Lee Kyoung-mi
  • Yim Pil-sung
  • Jeon Go-woon
  • Kim Jong-kwan
StarringLee Ji-eun
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Running time19–27 minutes
Production companies
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseApril 11, 2019 (2019-04-11)

Persona (Korean페르소나; RRPereusona) is a South Korean anthology streaming television series starring Lee Ji-eun. It contains separate stories each directed by a different director.[1] The first season was released on April 11, 2019.


The series is separated into four segments: Love Set, Collector, Kiss Burn and Walking at Night.


Season 1[edit]


"Love Set"[edit]


  • Park Hae-soo as Baek Jeong-u
  • Jung Ki-hoon as Eun's yoga friend
  • Bae So-young as Ji-soo
  • Jo Hyun-sub as Ji-soo's boyfriend
  • Andrew Royce Beasley as Eun's foreign friend
  • Mario Leon Adrion as Eun's foreign friend

"Kiss Burn"[edit]

"Walking at Night"[edit]


Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Love Set"Lee Kyoung-miLee Kyoung-miApril 11, 2019 (2019-04-11)
Two women get entangled in an intense battle of wills on the tennis court and try to pummel one another, but the stakes are higher than they realize.
22"Collector"Yim Pil-sungYim Pil-sungApril 11, 2019 (2019-04-11)
A befuddled man wants to know why a woman he’s seeing disappeared to go traveling with her male friends -- but she demands a gesture of true love.
33"Kiss Burn"Jeon Go-woonJeon Go-woonApril 11, 2019 (2019-04-11)
As she listens to her friend’s tale about how the marks on her face are from making out with a guy, the two of them inadvertently cause a mishap.
44"Walking at Night"Kim Jong-kwanKim Jong-kwanApril 11, 2019 (2019-04-11)
A man and a woman take an evening stroll together and ruminate about dreams and their various past moments spent together -- as well as death.


The first season was originally set to be released on Netflix on April 5, 2019[3][4] but the release was postponed to April 11 out of respect for the victims of the Gangwon Province Fire.[5][6]


Mystic Story revealed on October 23, 2019 that they had decided to temporarily suspend the production of the second season as Sulli, who was cast as the main lead, was in the midst of filming the second out of five planned episodes for the series when she died.[7][8][9]


Persona was the sixth most popular program on Netflix in Korea in 2019.[10]


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  3. ^ Kim, Hye-soo (November 7, 2018). "IU teases movie 'Persona'". Kpop Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Dong, Sun-hwa (September 14, 2018). "Singer IU to star in four short films". The Korea Times. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Cho, Hyun-joo (April 5, 2019). "넷플릭스, 아이유 '페르소나' 공개 연기..."국가재난 상태"". YTN (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  6. ^ MacDonald, Joan (April 8, 2019). "National Tragedy Delays Netflix Debut Of IU's Film 'Persona'". Forbes. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "Sulli to Appear in Netflix Series". The Chosun Ilbo. August 31, 2019. Archived from the original on September 1, 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  8. ^ Kim, Bo-ra (October 23, 2019). "故설리 주연 '페르소나2' 제작 중단..제작사 측 "확인중"[공식]". OSEN. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  9. ^ Jang, Hye-jin (October 23, 2019). "'페르소나2' 공식입장 "故 설리 촬영분 공개 여부 미정"". Busan Ilbo. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  10. ^ Chung, Esther (December 31, 2019). "Netflix names most popular shows". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved January 1, 2020.

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