The poster and preview are out for SBS’s Giant, which stars Lee Beom-soo, Park Jin-hee, and Hwang Jung-eum and will be airing in a week’s time. The poster takes a cue stylistically from the ’60s and ’70s, which is when the drama takes place. Giant‘s main backdrop is the economic development of the ’70s, but the drama does spend a good amount of time in the main characters’ youths.
Said the drama’s PD Yoo In-shik (Robbers, Surgeon Bong Dal-hee, Lovers), “We’re giving this drama the feel of the past, so we wanted to make a different and novel poster. We met with famous illustrator Jo Sung-min and started working on it about two to three months in advance.”
Giant is written by writer Jang Young-chul (Dae Jo Young) and replaces Jejoongwon on Mondays and Tuesdays and premieres May 10.
I’m… not quite sure what I think just yet. The preview is quite different from what I expected, and not in a bad way… It’s certainly ambitious. And tone is vital — if they go to over-the-top, I can see this easily getting cheesy rather than stylish (ahem, A Man Called God). But if it manages to hit the tone it’s attempting, it looks like it’s going for a moody, luxe appeal that recalls Sandglass, with a dash of East of Eden thrown in.
(Also, shallow note: Park Jin-hee looks absolutely stunning.)
- Stills from SBS’s Giant
- SBS’s period drama Giant begins rehearsals
- Park Jin-hee is Giant’s leading lady
- Kim Soo-hyun in SBS’s Giant
- Lee Beom-soo takes the lead in SBS’s Giant