SBS’s Iljimae preview trailer
With On Air winding to a close, SBS is prepping its next Wednesday-Thursday series to take its place: Iljimae starring Lee Junki as the titular honorable thief and Han Hyo Joo as his love interest.
SBS provided viewers with a first glance at Iljimae with a teaser spot after last week’s On Air broadcast, and has just come out with a second trailer (watch below). I admit the trailer looks flashy — is the traditional sageuk dead? Are all historical dramas now taking on budgets and scales of movie proportions? — but I can’t say I’m too excited. But I’ll still be keeping an eye on it, partly because I like Han Hyo Joo and partly to see how it compares to MBC’s version starring Lee Seung Gi, slated to air later this year.
SBS’s Iljimae is produced by Green Snake Media (Jumong, Lobbyist), with PD Lee Yong Seok (Korea Secret Agency aka Invincible Parachute Agent, and sub-PD on War of Money) and writer Choi Ran, whose credits run toward more educational programming with TV Talks Book and HD History Special. It airs its first episode on May 21