|The Fiery Priest|
|Literal meaning||Hot Blooded Priest|
|Written by||Park Jae-bum|
|Directed by||Lee Myung-woo|
|Music by||Gaemi (music manager)|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||20 (1 hour)/40 (30 minutes) [lower-alpha 1]|
|Running time||35 minutes [lower-alpha 1]|
|Production company||Samhwa Networks|
|Original network||SBS TV|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||February 15 –|
April 20, 2019
The Fiery Priest (Korean : 열혈사제; Hanja : 熱血司祭) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Kim Nam-gil, Kim Sung-kyun, Lee Hanee, Go Jun, and Keum Sae-rok. It was the first drama to air on SBS's Fridays and Saturdays timeslot, airing from February 15 to April 20, 2019.  
The Fiery Priest is the highest rated miniseries drama that aired in 2019 on public broadcast according to Nielsen Korea.  The drama was a huge success and was one of the most popular dramas aired in 2019. Kim Nam-gil won numerous accolades for his portrayal of a priest with anger management issues. The action comedy drama also featured parodies from other movies and dramas, notably from Mr. Sunshine , Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time , The Matrix , Reply 1988 and Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds .
Following the mysterious death of an elderly priest, an NIS agent turned priest (Kim Nam-gil) attempts to bring the culprits involved before law. The hilarious journey in taking down the gangsters and corrupt officials in the city is what follows. The journey is not so smooth when the corrupt prosecutor of the city (Lee Hanee) refuses to cooperate.
The first script reading took place on October 26, 2018 at the SBS Ilsan Production Center in Tanhyun, South Korea. 
The Fiery Priest was first scheduled to air as a Monday-Tuesday drama following My Strange Hero , but due to SBS deciding to cancel the weekend special drama time slot (Saturday nights at 21:05 KST) after Fates & Furies , it became the network's first Friday-Saturday night drama. Haechi was then chosen to follow My Strange Hero. 
This series marks Lee Myung-woo's last project for SBS, after 12 years of partnership. In October 2019, he moved to Taewon Entertainment. 
|The Fiery Priest OST|
| Soundtrack album by |
|1.||"Our Neighbourhood HERO" (우리동네 HERO)||Norazo||3:11|
|2.||"Our Neighbourhood HERO" (Inst.)||3:11|
|1.||"Fighter"||Gaemi||Jung Dong-ha (feat. La.Q)||2:56|
|1.||"Paradise"||Chin Chilla (feat. Ga Eun)||2:52|
|1.||"Joy"||Andy Platts||Andy Platts||Andy Platts||3:54|
|2.||"Joy" (Inst.)||Andy Platts||3:54|
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Title||Average audience share|
|AGB Nielsen ||TNmS|
|1||February 15, 2019||A Priest in Trouble||10.4% (9th)||11.6% (7th)||9.3%|
|2||Hae-il Moves to Gudam||13.8% (4th)||15.6% (3rd)||11.9%|
|3||February 16, 2019||Hae-il Meets Cheol-bum||8.6%(14th)||9.5%(12th)||7.4%|
|4||Father Lee's Death||11.2% (9th)||12.6% (9th)||9.1%|
|5||February 22, 2019||Hae-il Investigates the Death of Father Lee||12.8% (5th)||14.7% (3rd)||11.0%|
|6||The Case Gets Closed||16.2% (2nd)||18.5% (1st)||13.3%|
|7||February 23, 2019||The Church Gets Desolate||13.0% (4th)||14.8% (4th)||11.1%|
|8||A Cooperative Investigation||15.7% (3rd)||18.0% (3rd)||13.4%|
|9||March 1, 2019||Cooperative Investigation Begins||14.0% (4th)||15.9% (3rd)||11.9%|
|10||Hae-il Investigates On His Own||17.2% (2nd)||19.5% (1st)||14.3%|
|11||March 2, 2019||Hae-il And Seung-ah Find The Witnesses||13.1% (4th)||15.0% (4th)||10.4%|
|12||Dae-young's Old Partner||16.0% (3rd)||18.2% (3rd)||12.8%|
|13||March 8, 2019||Kyeong-seon Meets Dong-ja||15.3% (4th)||17.1% (3rd)||11.9%|
|14||The Corrupt Food Service Company||17.7% (2nd)||19.7% (1st)||14.2%|
|15||March 9, 2019||To Tame A Fighting Dog||12.5% (5th)||14.6% (4th)||10.8%|
|16||Raid Wangmat Foods||16.1% (3rd)||18.3% (3rd)||13.7%|
|17||March 15, 2019||Hae-il Reports The Bribery Case||15.4% (4th)||17.4% (3rd)||11.5%|
|18||Kyeong-seon Is Back||17.5% (2nd)||19.5% (2nd)||13.7%|
|19||March 16, 2019||A New Lead Comes Up||14.2% (4th)||15.7% (4th)||12.0%|
|20||A Covert Infiltration||18.1% (3rd)||20.3% (3rd)||14.3%|
|21||March 22, 2019||Escape from the Villa||14.6% (3rd)||16.5% (3rd)||12.3%|
|22||Save Him||17.2% (2nd)||19.0% (1st)||14.9%|
|23||March 23, 2019||Hae-il's Past Is Revealed||14.8% (4th)||16.7% (4th)||12.6%|
|24||Hae-il Saves Kyeong-seon||17.9% (3rd)||19.6% (3rd)||15.5%|
|25||March 29, 2019||Break-in to Kyeong-seon's House||15.3% (3rd)||17.4% (3rd)||11.9%|
|26||Kyeong-seon Cooperating with Hae-il||18.5% (2nd)||20.9% (1st)||14.6%|
|27||March 30, 2019||Hae-il and Kyeong-seon Devising a Scheme||15.6% (4th)||17.4% (4th)||14.0%|
|28||Kyeong-seon and Seung-ah Entering the Lair of Anton||18.2% (3rd)||19.8% (3rd)||16.1%|
|29||April 5, 2019||Scheme to Find out the Owner of Rising Moon||15.5% (3rd)||17.7% (3rd)||13.0%|
|30||The Secret of Sister Kim||19.8% (2nd)||22.2% (1st)||16.9%|
|31||April 6, 2019||Let Me Teach You A Lesson||17.7% (4th)||19.9% (4th)||15.7%|
|32||Father Kim, Go to Argentina||19.4% (3rd)||21.6% (2nd)||17.3%|
|33||April 12, 2019||Scheme to Sneak in the Safe||16.2% (3rd)||18.6% (3rd)||—|
|34||The Safe and People Locked in There||20.3% (1st)||22.8% (1st)|
|35||April 13, 2019||Cheol-bum Asks Hae-il For Cooperation||17.2% (4th)||18.9% (4th)|
|36||Father Han Trying To Persuade Dong-ja||20.0% (3rd)||22.1% (2nd)|
|37||April 19, 2019||Father Han Falling into a Critical Condition||16.7% (3rd)||18.4% (2nd)||14.6%|
|38||The Truth of Father Lee's Death||20.3% (1st)||22.2% (1st)||18.1%|
|39||April 20, 2019||Showdown||18.6% (4th)||21.1% (4th)||15.9%|
|Average||16.1%||18.1%||— [lower-alpha 2]|
|2019||55th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor||Kim Nam-gil||Nominated|||
|Busan International Film Festival||Best Actor||Won|
|Korean Broadcasters Association Awards||Won|
|14th Seoul International Drama Awards||Excellent Korean Drama||The Fiery Priest||Won|||
|Best Actor||Kim Nam-gil||Won|
|12th Korea Drama Awards||Best Drama||The Fiery Priest||Nominated|||
|Best Screenplay||Park Jae-bum||Nominated|
|Star of the Year Award||Go Jun||Won|
|Popular Character Award (Male)||Ahn Chang-hwan||Won|
|32nd Grimae Awards||Best Actor||Kim Nam-gil||Won|||
|Best Picture (Drama)||Yoon Dae-young, Park Jong-ki||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Kim Nam-gil||Won|||
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Lee Hanee||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama||Kim Sung-kyun||Won|
|Best Supporting Team||The Fiery Priest||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||Go Jun||Won|
|Wayve Award||The Fiery Priest||Won|
|Producer's Award||Kim Nam-gil||Nominated|
|Best New Actor||Eum Moon-suk||Won|
|Best New Actress||Keum Sae-rok||Won|
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