MBC’s Kim Suro begins filming
MBC has a weekend sageuk in the works, a drama called Kim Suro (after the king, not the actor), which began its first shoots the last week of March with a large-scale battle scene. The drama stars Ji Sung in the role of King Kim Suro; his Swallow the Sun co-star Yoo Oh-sung has also been cast.
The pictured battle scene unfolds between the armies of Suro’s father (played by Kim Hyung-il of Great King Sejong) and Chinese forces led by their general (Jang Dong-jik of IRIS). Suro’s father sends his pregnant wife, played by Bae Jong-ok, away to keep her safe from the Chinese army. She escapes from the battlefield to Gaya (Kaya) territory, and Suro later goes on to found the Geumgwan Gaya state in the first century A.D., of which he was king.
One production official said, “We have just entered filming, but we are certain that Kim Suro will be very different from previous sageuks. Watching King Suro grow as a sovereign and as a person will make a strong impression on viewers.”
Kim Suro will take the place of weekend drama A Man Called God and premieres at the end of May.