Lee Ji-ah confirmed as female lead for Iris sequel

Korean actress Lee Ji-ah has joined the main cast of upcoming action TV series Athena, the sequel to last year’s hit blockbuster drama Iris, according to the show’s producer Taewon Entertainment on Thursday.

Korean actress Lee Ji-ah

“Lee will be playing the role of Han Jae-hui, a special agent under the European branch of the national anti-terror services,” explained a producer with Taewon.

He went onto explain that she was chosen as one of the lead female characters even though she is new to the entertainment industry because she showed great strength and charisma with her previous roles in MBC’s The Story of the First King’s Four Gods and Beethoven Virus.

The drama will go into production starting in June in Italy and Switzerland and continue on into six other countries including Singapore and New Zealand.

Lee will star alongside Jung Woo-sung, Cha Seung-won, and Su Ae.


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