It’s official, K-Drama fans.

South Korean superstars Lee Min Ho (이민호) and Jun Ji Hyun (전지현) will be starring in popular scriptwriter Park Ji Eun’s (from “My Love From The Star”) new SBS drama series!

The new television show, “Legend Of The Blue Sea” (working title), will be directed by Jin Hyuk (from “Doctor Strange” and “City Hunter”) and produced by Culture Depot.

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Source: Soompi
Source: Soompi

“From the beginning stages, writer Park Ji Eun created characters matching Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho, thinking of them as the best couple. The lead actors also decided to work on the drama because they believe in the writer and the director. You can look forward to their chemistry, which will be beyond one’s imagination,” said the production company.

“Legend Of The Blue Sea” is said to be a fantasy romance drama based on a Korean folklore about mermaids/mermen set in the Joseon era. It was recorded that real-life historical figure, Kim Dam Nyeong, released mer-people that were caught by fishermen back to the sea.

We foresee a Korean adaption of “The Little Mermaid”, maybe?

Source: http://sidomi.com/
Source: http://sidomi.com/

With such big names attached to the upcoming SBS drama, several top Chinese broadcasting companies are already offering high prices to purchase the drama’s licensing rights.

“One company has offered USD 500,000 (approximately RM 2 million) for the licensing rights while another has hinted that they are willing to give as much as USD 600,000 (approximately RM 2.4 million),” said a representative from Culture Depot.

Source: Soompi
Source: Soompi

“Legend Of The Blue Sea” is scheduled to make its premiere on SBS in November 2016 after after the end of “Incarnation of Envy”.

What do you guys think about the casting news? Do you think that Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun will make a good couple? Let us know in the comments below!

Sources: Soompi (1), Soompi (2).

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