Priest (TV series)
|Created by||Studio Dragon|
|Written by||Moon Man-sae|
|Directed by||Kim Jong-hyeon|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Executive producer(s)||Kim Dong-hyun|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Crave Works|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||November 24, 2018 –|
January 20, 2019
Priest (Korean: 프리스트; RR: Peuriseuteu) is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Yeon Woo-jin, Jeong Yu-mi and Park Yong-woo. It aired on OCN from November 24, 2018 to January 20, 2019 every Saturday and Sunday at 22:20 (KST) time slot.
A story about doctors and exorcists protecting people together at a Catholic hospital in Seoul.
- Yeon Woo-jin as Oh Soo-min
- A dutiful and reckless Catholic priest who is a member of 643 Regia. Twenty years prior to the series, Soo-min and his father, along with priest Moon Ki-seon, witnessed the death of his mother at a young age, where she was possessed and killed by a demon due to his father's refusal to believe in exorcism preventing her from receiving one. Under priest Moon's tutelage, he becomes an exorcist.
- Jeong Yu-mi as Ham Eun-ho
- A doctor at Southern Catholic Hospital who lost her faith in God at a young age when her parents died in front of her in an accident, she first encountered Soo-min when her most recent patient turns out to be possessed by an evil entity. Witnessing the exorcism of both the patient and the subsequent possession of a colleague by the same entity caused her to begin rethinking her beliefs.
- Park Yong-woo as Moon Ki-seon
- A senior Catholic priest who founded 643 Regia, a group of priests that performs exorcism unofficially while still recognized by the Vatican. When he was younger, he was called upon by Soo-min to save his mother but was too late. He was the one who takes Soo-min under his wing and taught him how to conduct exorcisms.
- Son Jong-hak as Koo Do-hyun
- Oh Yeon-ah as Shin Mi-yeon
- Yu Bee as Jung Yong-pil
- Lee Gun-myung as Lee Ki-hong
- Jang Won-hyung as Jang Won-seok
- Cha Min-ji as Jang Kyung-ran
- Kang Kyung-hun as Cha Sun-young
- Jang Hee-ryung as Kim Yoo-ri
|Soundtrack album by |
|1.||"Wake Me"||Jeong Gu-hyeon||Jeong Gu-hyeon||NieN (feat. Choi Sung-wook)||3:41|
|2.||"Wake Me" (Inst.)||Jeong Gu-hyeon||3:41|
|1.||"Light Me"||Lee Ye-joon||4:07|
|2.||"Light Me" (Inst.)||4:07|
In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|1||November 24, 2018||1.862%||2.237%|
|2||November 25, 2018||2.487%||3.220%|
|3||December 1, 2018||2.019%||2.178%|
|4||December 2, 2018||2.411%||3.046%|
|5||December 8, 2018||1.889%||2.308%|
|6||December 9, 2018||2.278%||3.011%|
|7||December 15, 2018||1.726%||1.927%|
|8||December 16, 2018||2.003%||2.619%|
|9||December 22, 2018||1.416%||2.038%|
|10||December 23, 2018||1.902%||2.479%|
|11||January 5, 2019||1.362%||1.654%|
|12||January 6, 2019||1.876%||2.754%|
|13||January 12, 2019||1.637%||2.270%|
|14||January 13, 2019||2.244%||3.085%|
|15||January 19, 2019||1.413%||1.633%|
|16||January 20, 2019||2.072%||2.697%|
- This drama aired on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).
- "OCN's medical exorcism drama is more about love than horror". Yonhap. November 12, 2018.
- "'프리스트' 연우진X정유미X박용우 출연확정..OCN 첫 메디컬 엑소시즘[공식입장]". OSEN (in Korean). September 18, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
- "'프리스트' 대본리딩, 연우진X정유미X박용우 케미 어땠나". Newsen (in Korean). September 21, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
- 뮤지컬 스타 이건명, '프리스트' 합류…외과 과장으로 변신. Xports News (in Korean). September 20, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
- "[공식] 장원형, OCN '프리스트' 출연…연우진X정유미X박용우와 호흡". Sedaily (in Korean). September 27, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
- "[SQ현장] '손' 가고 '프리스트' 왔다...연우진X정유미X박용우의 메디컬 엑소시즘". Sports Q (in Korean). November 14, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
- ‘프리스트’ 측 “연출진은 수줍급 영화 제작진, 배우들은 논의중”(공식). Newsen (in Korean). July 3, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
- "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved November 24, 2018.