So remember that Yi Sun-shin drama that Uhm Tae-woong was supposed to star in? Not so much anymore, since that production stalled in development (which explains why the City Hunter PD who was attached is now doing the new Hong Sisters drama.) But never fear, because busy busy Uhm Tae-woong already has a new prospective project lined up, as the star of the new sageuk romance Sword and Flower, due out this summer. Can’t really complain about more Uhm Tae-woong on the small screen.
It’s a Romeo-and-Juliet love story that purports to be in the vein of The Princess’s Man, this time set in the Goguryeo era. The heroine, the daughter of King Yeong-ryu, falls in love with the son of her father’s enemy: the illegitimate son of the military dictator, Yeon Gae So Mun, who overthrew the throne and killed the king. The two fall in love anyway, and struggle with feelings of love and loyalty versus piety and revenge, in a “melodrama about espionage and chivalry.” So… You killed my father, prepare to die… or kiss me?
He’ll be teaming back up with PD Kim Yong-soo, of Equator Man and White Christmas, who is definitely a director to watch. Writing is Kwon Min-soo of Mom Is Pretty Too and Love Needs a Miracle. The production is still in the throes of heroine casting, and Uhm Tae-woong is “considering favorably” for now.
Sword and Flower will follow Mandate of Heaven and premieres in July on KBS.
Via Sports Seoul