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Alchemy of Souls

June 18, 2022
60–70 minutes
Season: 1
Episodes: 30
Status: released

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Alchemy of Souls TV Series Details:

Revised RomanizationHwanhon
Also known asAlchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow (part 2)
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Period drama
Episodes30 (Part 1: 20; Part 2: 10)
Release dateJune 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Running time60–70 minutes
Age ratingTV-14
StarringLee Jae-wook
Jung So-min
Go Youn-jung
Hwang Min-hyun
Directed by Park Joon-hwa
Written byHong Jung-eun
Hong Mi-ran
Produced byAhn So-jeong
Executive producersJang Jeong-do
Lee Yong-ok
Lee Soo-beom
Music byNam Hye-seung
Production CompanyStudio Dragon (part 1–2)
High Quality (part 1)
TS Narincinema (part 2)
Original NetworktvN
Budget₩40 billion

Alchemy of Souls TV Series Cast & Character:


  • Lee Jae-wook as Jang wook
  • Park Sang-hoon as young Jang wook
  • Jung So-min as Mu-deok / Nak-su (after alchemy of souls) / Jin Bu-yeon (Mu-deok’s birth name)
  • Go Youn-jung as Nak-su (before alchemy of souls) / Cho Yeong (real name) / Jin Bu-yeon (in part 2)
  • Gu Yoo-jung as young Nak-su
  • Hwang Min-hyun as Seo Yul
  • Moon Seong-hyun as young Seo Yul


  • Jang family
    • Oh Na-ra as Maidservant Kim Yeon
    • Joo Sang-wook as Jang Gang
    • Bae Gang-hee as Do-hwa
    • Jang Tae-min as Servant Lee
  • Seo family
    • Do Sang-woo as Seo Yun-oh
  • Songrim
    • Yoo Jun-sang as Park Jin
    • Yoo In-soo as Park Dang-gu
    • Lee Ha-yool as Sang-ho
  • Sejukwon
    • Lee Do-kyung as Heo Yeom
    • Hong Seo-hee as Heo Yun-ok
    • Jung Ji-an as Soon-yi
    • Kim Yong-jin as Physician Seo
  • Cheonbugwan
    • Jo Jae-yoon as Jin Mu
    • Choi Ji-ho as Gil-ju
    • Cha Yong-hak as Yeom-su
    • Lee Ji-hoo as Cha Beom
    • Lee Bong-jun as Gu Hyo
    • Joo Min-soo as Han Yeol
  • Jin family (Jinyowon)
    • Park Eun-hye as Jin Ho-gyeong
    • Joo Seok-tae as Jin Woo-tak
    • Arin as Jin Cho-yeon
    • Yoon Hae-bin as young Jin Bu-yeon
  • Royal family
    • Shin Seung-ho as Go Won
    • Choi Kwang-il as Go Soon
    • Kang Kyung-hun / Shim So-young as Seo Ha-sun
    • Park Byung-eun as Go Seong
    • Lee Ki-seop as Eunuch Oh
    • Jeong Ji-sun as Eunuch Kim
  • Chwiseollu
    • Park So-jin as Joo-wol
  • Others
    • Im Chul-soo as Lee Cheol (Master Lee)
    • Seo Hye-won as So-yi
    • Woo Hyun as Monk Ho-yeon


  • Jeon Hye-won as Ae-hyang
  • Yoon Seo-hyun as Cho Chung
  • Shim Jae-hyun as a thug
  • Kim Cheol-yoon as Byeong-gu

Special appearances

  • Yeom Hye-ran as a mysterious middle-aged woman
  • Yegyul Band
  • Kim Hyun-sook as Maidservant Park
  • Jang Sung-beom as Master Kang
  • Lee Jun-hyeok as a merchant
  • Kim Dae-gon as a merchant
  • Lee Chae-min as a merchant

Alchemy of Souls TV Storyline:

Part 1

Set in a fictional country called Daeho, the series is about the love and growth of young mages as they overcome their twisted fates due to a forbidden magic spell known as the “alchemy of souls”, which allows souls to switch bodies.

It follows the story of an elite warrior named Nak-su whose soul is accidentally trapped inside the weak body of Mu-deok. She becomes entangled with Jang Uk who is from a noble family, becomes his servant and master, and teaches Jang Uk her skills as they both fall in love with each other.

Part 2

Three years after a tragedy, engineered by Jin Mu, that led Mu-deok to run wild and kill innocent people, Jang Uk, who returned from the dead as a result of the powerful Ice Stone inside his body, becomes a ruthless hunter of soul shifters and becomes increasingly isolated due to his heartbreak over the death of his love—Mu-deok. He then meets the mysterious heiress of Jinyowon, Jin Bu-yeon, whose words frequently echo those of Nak-su.

About Alchemy of Souls TV Series:

Alchemy of Souls (Korean: 환혼) is a South Korean television series starring Lee Jae-wook, Jung So-min, Go Youn-jung, and Hwang Min-hyun. The series is directed by Park Joon-hwa and written by the Hong sisters (Hong Jung-eun and Hong Mi-ran).

Preparations for the series, as well as program discussion with tvN, started in 2019 under the working title Can This Person Be Translated (이 사람 통역이 되나요; I Saram Tong-yeog-i Doenayo).

In August 2021, production companies Studio Dragon and High Quality signed an agreement with Mungyeong City to build a filming site in Maseong-myeon worth ₩5 billion for the production of Alchemy of Souls.

Filming for the series took place at various locations, including Nongwoljeong Pavilion in Hwarim-dong Valley, Hamyang County; Goseokjeong Pavilion in Cheorwon County; and CJ ENM Studio Center in Paju. The tree depicted in the fictional Danhyanggok is situated near the Geumgang River in Garimseong Fortress, Buyeo County. Filming began in the summer of 2021, with post-production starting simultaneously.

On October 6, 2021, filming was halted for a week after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on October 5. All production crew members underwent PCR tests, and those identified as close contacts self-quarantined despite testing negative.

It was reported that filming for the second part of the series had started by July 2022, and was completed on October 6.

The series was divided into two parts: Part 1 aired from June 18 to August 28, 2022, for 20 episodes, while Part 2 (Alchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow) aired from December 10, 2022, to January 8, 2023, for 10 episodes. It is also available for streaming on TVING and Netflix in selected regions.