IU will reportedly be starring in tvN‘s upcoming weekend drama, Hotel del Luna, which is set to begin airing this summer.
Hotel Del Luna is a fantasy drama that revolves around a hotel with wandering spirits. The glamor of Hotel del Luna can only be seen by the souls who cannot leave this world. To the average person’s eye, it is simply a shabby old hotel located in the heart of Seoul.
The spirits find the hotel under the shining moonlight and receive VIP service that does not exist in the real world. The story follows a super elite hotelier who ends up as the manager of Hotel del Luna along with the beautiful, yet ill-tempered president, Jang Man Wol, as they manage the hotel together.
IU will be playing the role of Jang Man Wol, who has been cursed for a sin she committed in the past. Because she cannot find a soul who has committed a greater sin than herself, she has been forced to be the president of the hotel for 1,000 years. And while she is elegant and beautiful like the moon, she is in fact an old woman with an ill-tempered, fickle and greedy personality.
IU will be working with PD Oh Choong Hwan, who has created Doctors and While You Were Sleeping, and the Hong Sisters (Hong Jeong Eun, Hong Mi Ran), who have written Couple or Trouble, Hong Gil-dong, My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox, Master’s Sun and A Korean Odyssey, in this upcoming drama.
Hotel del Luna is scheduled to begin airing in August following Asadal Chronicles, so stay tuned!