Gyeongseong Creature Season 1 – TV Series

About Gyeongseong Creature Season 1 – TV Series

Gyeongseong Creature Season 1

Gyeongseong Creature (Korean: 경성크리처) is a South Korean horror/thriller historical drama series that premiered on Netflix on December 22, 2023. Written by Kang Eun-kyung, and directed by Chung Dong-yoon and Roh Young-sub, it stars Park Seo-joon, Han So-hee and Claudia Kim. Set in 1945, during the occupation of Gyeongseong (the old name for Seoul) by the Imperial Japanese Army, the story depicts the brutality inflicted on civilians by the Japanese forces, subjecting men and women to secret biological experiments, the rebels who rise against them, and the monster creature produced from human experimentation. The second season will be released in 2024.

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Gyeongseong Creature Season 1


In the spring of 1945 in Gyeongseong, during the Japanese occupation of Korea, Jang Tae-sang, the master of the city’s most lucrative pawnshop, and Yoon Chae-ok, a tracker searching for her missing mother, confront a strange creature born from biological experiments conducted in secret within Ongseong Hospital.


  • Park Seo-joon as Jang Tae-sang / Ho-jae: a wealthy man who is the owner of the House of Golden Treasure (Geumokdang), the best pawn shop in Gyeongseong. He is also the best informant in Gyeongseong.
  • Han So-hee as Yoon Chae-ok: a specialist in finding missing people.
  • Claudia Kim as Yukiko Maeda (Japanese: 前田有紀子, Hepburn: Maeda Yukiko): a powerful Japanese noblewoman who secretly controls the Gyeongseong area.
  • Kim Hae-sook as Mrs. Nawol: deacon of Geumokdang who has been with Tae-sang since he was a child, she guards and takes care of orders when the owner is not around.
  • Jo Han-chul as Yoon Jung-won: Yoon Chae-ok’s father.
  • Wi Ha-joon as Kwon Jun-taek: an independence activist and Tae-sang’s close friend.
  • Park Ji-hwan as Gu Gap-pyeong: Geumokdang’s butler.
  • Ok Ja-yeon as Na Young-chun: the owner of Moonlight Bar.
  • Ahn Ji-ho as Park Beom-o: a boy who works at Geumokdang.
  • Choi Young-joon as Lieutenant Colonel Kato (Japanese: 陸軍中将賀東, Hepburn: Rikugun-Chūjō Gatō): the chief of the military at Onseong Hospital.
  • Hyun Bong-sik as Ichiro (Japanese: 一郎, Hepburn: Ichirō): the director of Onseong Hospital.
  • Kim Do-hyun as Commissioner Ishikawa (Japanese: 石川委員, Hepburn: Kyokuchō Ishikawa): the chief of Japanese police in Gyeongseong and husband of Yukiko Maeda.
  • Woo Ji-hyun as Ryu Sachimoto (Japanese: 幸本龍, Hepburn: Sachimoto Ryū): an artist who is assigned by Ichiro to draw the results of experiments at Onseong Hospital.
  • Lee Kyu-sung as Mori: Ishikawa’s subordinate who is given the task of keeping an eye on Tae-sang.
  • Ji Woo as Myeong-ja: a gisaeng from Chunwol-gwan and Ishikawa’s mistress who has disappeared.
  • Kang Mal-geum as Choi Seong-sim / Seishin: Chae-ok’s mother who is the subject of biological experiments by the Japanese military.
  • Im Chul-soo as Mr. Oh: an independence activist disguised as a cleaner at Onseong Hospital in order to find his missing brother.
  • Kim Yoon-woo [ko] as Choi Yeong-gwan:
  • Jo Jae-ryong [ko] as Soma: a Japanese military officer who is assigned to manage the prisoners at Ongseong Hospital’s underground prison.
  • Yeon Je-wook [ko] as Lee In-hyuk: an independence activist who is also Jun-taek’s comrade.
  • Kim Yool-ho

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In January 2022, production team confirmed the casting and revealed that the filming was currently in progress.

On March 3, 2022, it was reported that Wi Ha-joon tested positive for COVID-19 and the filming was suspended since the actor was self quarantined.

On August 3, 2022, it was reported that actress Han So-hee suffered a minor injury to her face while filming an action scene for the series. On August 11, Han’s agency confirmed that she had recovered from the injury and returned to filming the following week.

In October 2022, it was reported that the series had finished filming and started post-production.


December 22, 2023


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