“The Heavenly Idol” Kdrama 2023 | Cast | Synopsis | Preview & more

Overview: “The Heavenly Idol” Kdrama (also known as “Pontifex Rembrary”) is a tvN original drama series that released on 15 Feburary, 2023. It will tell the story of a high priest, Pontifex Rembrary who one day wakes up and find himself in the body of an unpopular boyband’s member. “The Heavenly Idol” stars Kim Min Gue, Go Bo Gyeol and Lee Jang Woo in the main cast. It is available to watch online on streaming platform Viki*.

Table of Contents

  • Synopsis
  • Genre
  • Cast
  • Air Time & Schedule
  • Episodes & Ratings
  • Still Cuts
  • Notes & Facts
  • Where To Watch Online?
  • Trailers & Clips


“The Heavenly Idol” tells the story of Pontifex Rembrary, the most popular divine and the world’s best high priest ever who fights against evil. One day while fighting with a devil, he wakes up in a different world and finds himself in the body of Woo Yeon Woo, a member of an unpopular boyband known as “Wild Animal.”

The group is on the verge of disbanding because of its lack of success. A few hours later, the group has a live stage performance at a broadcasting station, and when the music begins, Pontifex Lembrary shouts out, “I don’t know how to dance.” And when it is supposed to be a disaster, the incident attracts a lot of attention from people and the media. Due to Pontifex’s confidence and visuals, he becomes famous and so does his group. Now Pontifex has to learn how to live the life of an idol and deal with religious groups and the devil.

Kim Dal is the entertainment company Wild Animal’s manager. She is an elite who graduated from a top university. Kim Dal is quite skilled and talented in her work as well. Lim Seon Ja is the president of Wild Animal.


Fantasy, Romance, Comedy

Main Cast & Characters

  • Kim Min Gue as Rembrary / Woo Yeon Woo
  • Go Bo Gyeol as Kim Dal
  • Lee Jang Woo as Shin Jo Woon [Devil]

Supporting Cast

  • Ye Ji Won as Lim Sun Ja
  • Cha Joo Young as Redlin
  • Kim Seo Ha as Maeng Woo Shin
  • Lee Won Jun as member of Evil Boys
  • Tak Jae Hoon as Seon Woo Sil
  • Hong Seung Bum as Choi Jung Seo
  • Baek Seo Bin as Chief Jang
  • Park Sang Nam as Sa Gam Jae
  • Choi Jae Hyun as Cathy
  • Shin Myung Sung as Hwang Tae In
  • Laon as Cha Sol Jeong
  • OBON as Oh Jung Shin
  • Kim Seo Ha as Maeng Woo Shin
  • Jang Young Nam as King Yeomra

Air Time & Schedule

New Episodes every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 PM KST.

Episodes & Ratings

“The Heavenly Idol” Korean drama have a total of 12 episodes.

Still Cuts

Notes & Facts

  • Kim Min Gue earlier starred in Korean drama “A Business Proposal” (2022).
  • Go Bo Gyeol earlier starred in Korean drama “Hi Bye, Mama!” (2020).
  • Lee Jang Woo earlier starred in Korean drama “Homemade Love Story” (2020).
  • Korean drama “”The Heavenly Idol” takes over tvN’s time slot previously occupied by “Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist 2.”
  • This drama is based on the webtoon “Holy Idol” written by Shin Hwa Jin.
  • Earlier the title of this drama was “Daeshingwan Lembrary”
  • Director: Lee So Yoon
  • Scriptwriter: Lee Cheon Geum

Where To Watch Online?

You can watch “The Heavenly Idol” on Viki here.

Trailers & Clips

Episodes 1, 2, 3,….., Highlights

*Drama is subject to regional availability.