Jung Il-woo as prince by day, watchman by night
It only took forever (okay, maybe weeks), but we finally get a decent peek at our ghostbusting prince Jung Il-woo in his new summer fantasy sageuk The Records of a Night Watchman. The newest stills are from his first day on set as the lonely bad boy prince who lives outside the palace walls, and the other shots are from the poster shoot last week for Jung Il-woo and Yunho, dressed as ghost-fighting night watchmen.
The 20-episode supernatural drama stars Jung Il-woo as a “ghost-exorcising prince,” who is gifted with the ability to see ghosts. It’s in his royal bloodline since his father (played by Choi Won-young) was a night watchman and king before him. But the prince is said to live a lonely life away from the palace, harboring heartache and turning away from his duties as the legitimate heir to the throne.
He’s an interesting character who actually speaks to the ghosts around him. Aw, is it because he’s so lonely? He’ll even have a ghost who follows him around, played by the always funny character actor Go Chang-seok (Good Doctor, and a zillion other dramas and movies, including Hello Ghost where he was a ghost that followed Cha Tae-hyun around). He’s a minister who died opposing the ascension of Jung Il-woo’s illegitimate brother Kim Heung-soo, and continues to serve the prince even in the afterlife.
He’ll follow Jung Il-woo around in order to help him get his life back on track and stop being the prodigal son. That is going to be SO adorable. And in learning to listen to the joys and the sorrows of the people by experiencing them firsthand, the prince will eventually overcome his fears about leading a nation, and grow up. Okay, you’re starting to give me hope again, so don’t blow it with cheesy-looking dragon monsters, yeah? *thinks positive thoughts*
Night Watchman follows Triangle and premieres August 4.
- Triangle gets extended, Night Watchman premiere delayed
- First script read for fantasy sageuk Night Watchman
- Jung Il-woo gets bad daddy and hostile hyung in Night Watchman
- Yunho becomes sword-wielding Night Watchman
- Jung Il-woo, Go Sung-hee for Night Watchman
- Jung Il-woo courted for ghostbusting sageuk Night Watchman
- Fantasy ghostbusting sageuk in the works with Night Watchman