Cable’s empress of the night Jang Shin-young
For those of you interested in the new cable drama Empress, starring Jang Shin-young (I Am Legend) as a femme fatale out for revenge, a reminder that it premieres tomorrow on E Channel.
Here are a few more stills from the drama, featuring Jang in her role as In-hwa, an upscale bar hostess who swears to take her revenge against the world’s corrupt rich men. Based on the Japanese manga and drama Jotei Kaoruko, the title empress is figurative, as In-hwa rules over the night and her powerful, dissipated clientele.
It’s not exactly clear what form her so-called revenge will take, and I wonder if the drama will be making the femme fatale descriptor a literal one. More likely she’ll just do some shaming and exposing of skeletons in closets, perhaps aiming to impoverish the ones who trampled over her life so carelessly in her youth.
The drama airs for 13 episodes on E Channel, beginning on Saturday, October 1.