Han Eun-jung leads Gumiho’s Revenge
It’ll be the summer of the gumiho, with two dramas featuring the mythical creature in the works. In addition to the Hong sisters’ My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho on SBS, KBS is also launching their own drama, Gumiho’s Revenge, which will star Han Eun-jung (Cinderella Man, The Divine Weapon).
Gumiho’s Revenge, like My Country Calls, also won an award in last year’s KBS script competition under the title Fox Sister. In the story, the gumiho leaves her husband and has a young daughter who has inherited her mother’s ability to shape-shift (gumiho lore includes their abilities to transform themselves to look human). She decides to take revenge against a human, whom I’m presuming to be the husband (but which isn’t specified yet). The drama will be written by Oh Sun-hyung (Don’t Hesitate) and Jung Hye-won, and directed by PD Lee Gun-joon (Golden Apple, Loveholic).
That’s the extent of the plot info available at the moment, but it appears it will take a different tone (presumably more serious) than the lighter one in My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho — which, I might note, is assumed to be a comedy because it’s coming from the Hong sisters but has not actually been described as one. (It has been called a “fantasy-melo” — the melo doesn’t have to mean a tragic type of melodrama, but refers to a dramatic sort of plot.) Still, it wouldn’t be a Hong sisters drama without a strong comedic angle, so I don’t think it’s too much to expect. I wonder if Gumiho’s Revenge will be given the traditional gumiho treatment (as in, folkloric horror), as we saw in Hometown of Legends.
Gumiho’s Revenge will air on Mondays and Tuesdays after the currently running My Country Calls, premiering in early July.
Via Asia Economy