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Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 21:00

Release: December 23, 2017 - March 4, 2018

Director: Park Hong-Kyun, Kim Jung-Hyun, Kim Byung-Soo


Writer: Hong Jung-Eun, Hong Mi-Ran

Country: South Korea

language: Korean

A Korean Odyssey

Hwayuki 화유기
  • Drama
  • Korean
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  • Episodes 20


In 2017, Son O-Gong and Woomawang (Cha Seung-Won) are in conflict with each other and they look for a true light in a dark world where evils exists everywhere.


  1. "Hwayuki" takes over the tvN Sat. & Sun. 21:00 time slot previously occupied by "The Most Beautiful Goodbye" and followed by "Live" on March 10, 2018.
  2. Drama series is a reinterpretation of classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” set in the present day and having a romantic-fantasy twist.
  3. Park Bo-Gum was offered a lead role, but declined.
  4. First acting role for Lee Seung-Gi since being discharged from the military on October 31, 2017.
  5. First script reading took place November 4, 2017.
  6. First still images of Cha Seung-Won and Lee Seung-Gi in tvN drama series “A Korean Odyssey.”
  7. Ep.2 of "A Korean Odyssey" originally aired on Saturday, December 24, 2017, but a few glitches appeared. tvN re-aired ep.2 on Sunday, December 25, 2017 at 6:10 PM without the CG errors appearing.
  8. Ep.3 of tvN drama series “A Korean Odyssey” airs Saturday, January 6, 2018, one week later than originally planned, to ensure a safer working environment. On December 23, 2017, a crew member fell about 3 meters (10 feet) while hanging a chandelier on the ceiling at the filming set. He was sent to the hospital and diagnosed with paralysis of his lower body.