“Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” (보보경심), also known as “Moon Lovers”, will be SBS’ new upcoming drama that is slated for release in August 2016. Like “Hawarang: The New Beginning”, the 20-episode drama series is 100% pre-produced.
The period K-Drama is the Korean adaption of popular Chinese romance drama, titled “Scarlet Heart” (步步惊心), and it is based on Tong Hua’s fantasy novel series of the same name.
The drama has already caught a lot of attention for its star-studded cast – IU aka Lee Ji Eun, Lee Joon Gi, EXO’s Baekhyun, Kang Ha Neul, Hong Jong Hyun, Ji Soo, Nam Joo Hyuk, and Yoon Sun Woo.
Helmed by Kim Tae Kyu, “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo” tells the love story of Hae Soo (played by IU), a present day girl who is taken back to the Goryeo dynasty during an eclipse event, and Goryeo’s 4th prince Wang So (played by Lee Joon Gi).
Other characters include power-hungry 3rd prince Wang Yo (played by Hong Jong Hyun), ambitious 8th prince Wang Wook (played by Kang Ha Neul), arrogant 9th prince Wang Won (played by Yoon Sun Woo), mischievous 10th prince Wang Eun (played by EXO’s Baekhyun), well-mannered 13th prince Wang Wook (played by Nam Joo Hyuk), and maknae 14th prince Wang Jun (played by Ji Soo).
It was also reported that Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun will star as one of the King’s princesses.
Check out the princes’ character posters in the gallery below:
UPDATE (1st August, 2:50pm):
“How nice would it have been if we had met in another world, another time?” – Hae Soo
SBS has dropped their 1st official video teaser for their highly-anticipated K-Drama, titled “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo”, and we cannot wait for it to reach the small screen! The short trailer shows us a lot: a bloodied Wang So (played by Lee Joon Gi), a riot against the emperor, SNSD’s Seohyun fighting, glimpses of the princes’, and a teary-eyed Hae Soo (played by IU).
Watch the intense trailer below:
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“Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” aka “Moon Lovers” is slated for release on 29th August.