Persona (TV series)

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Persona
Promotional poster
Hangul
페르소나
Revised RomanizationPereusona
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 episodes4
Production
Running time19–27 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkNetflix
ReleaseApril 11, 2019 (2019-04-11)

Persona (Korean페르소나) is a South Korean anthology 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.

Plot[edit]

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

Cast[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Main[edit]

"Love Set"[edit]

"Collector"[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 Adrion as Eun's foreign friend

"Kiss Burn"[edit]

"Walking at Night"[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Love Set"Lee Kyoung-miLee Kyoung-miApril 11, 2019 (2019-04-11)
22"Collector"Yim Pil-sungYim Pil-sungApril 11, 2019 (2019-04-11)
33"Kiss Burn"Jeon Go-woonJeon Go-woonApril 11, 2019 (2019-04-11)
44"Walking at Night"Kim Jong-kwanKim Jong-kwanApril 11, 2019 (2019-04-11)

Release[edit]

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]

The second season, Persona: Sulli, will be released as a feature film in the second half of 2023 and is divided into two parts: the first one, titled 4: Clean Island, stars Sulli, while the second one is a documentary/interview titled Dear Jinri. In particular, Dear Jinri will premiere at the 28th Busan International Film Festival.[7]

Production[edit]

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.[8][9][10]

Reception[edit]

Persona was the sixth most popular program on Netflix in Korea in 2019.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dela Paz, Maggie (March 13, 2019). "K-Pop Star IU to Lead Netflix's Korean Anthology Film Series Persona". ComingSoon.net. Archived from the original on April 27, 2020. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Park, Jin-hai (March 27, 2019). "K-pop singer IU to make film debut through Netflix". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on March 29, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  3. ^ Kim, Hye-soo (November 7, 2018). "IU teases movie 'Persona'". Kpop Herald. Herald Corporation. Archived from the original on February 7, 2020. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Dong, Sun-hwa (September 14, 2018). "Singer IU to star in four short films". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on March 27, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Cho, Hyun-joo (April 5, 2019). "넷플릭스, 아이유 '페르소나' 공개 연기..."국가재난 상태"". YTN (in Korean). Naver. Archived from the original on April 6, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  6. ^ MacDonald, Joan (April 8, 2019). "National Tragedy Delays Netflix Debut Of IU's Film 'Persona'". Forbes. Archived from the original on February 7, 2020. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Ham, Sang-bum (2023-09-06). "여전히 그리운 설리 유작 '페르소나: 설리' 4년 만에 공개 "스물다섯 설리의 일상과 고민"" (in Korean). Retrieved 2023-09-08.
  8. ^ "Sulli to Appear in Netflix Series". The Chosun Ilbo. August 31, 2019. Archived from the original on September 1, 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  9. ^ Kim, Bo-ra (October 23, 2019). "故설리 주연 '페르소나2' 제작 중단..제작사 측 "확인중"[공식]". OSEN. Archived from the original on October 24, 2019. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  10. ^ Jang, Hye-jin (October 23, 2019). "'페르소나2' 공식입장 "故 설리 촬영분 공개 여부 미정"". Busan Ilbo. Archived from the original on May 21, 2023. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  11. ^ Chung, Esther (December 31, 2019). "Netflix names most popular shows". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on February 7, 2020. Retrieved January 1, 2020.

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