First script reading for Bride of the Water God
Get ready for some fun! The fantasy rom-com manhwa adaptation Bride of the Water God 2017 held its first script read and released cast photos. In the original popular manhwa, a girl from a drought-stricken land is offered to the water god as a sacrifice for rain. Unlike the original, the remake will be set in 2017 and will have a completely new setup while using the original characters and their dynamics.
In this new story, Nam Joo-hyuk (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju) plays the main role of the water god Ha-baek. He is described as a serious, chic, and narcissistic god. Shin Se-kyung (Six Flying Dragons) plays So-ah, a doctor who is the unknowing bride to the water god, whose family is destined to serve the water god for generations.
Im Joo-hwan (Uncontrollably Fond) plays self-made entrepreneur and perfect human, Hu-ye, who is even more perfect than the gods. Krystal (She’s So Lovable) plays the goddess Mu-ra, who is an official of the god-world water department and is sent to the human world. Gong Myung (Individualist Ji-young) plays the god Bi-ryum, who is an official of the sky department.
This drama has some heavy hitters behind it with PD Kim Byung-soo (Nine, Queen In-hyun’s Man) and writer Jung Yoon-jung (Misaeng, Arang and the Magistrate) both signed on. I loved Queen In-yun’s Man and I lived for Misaeng, so I’m looking forward to what this pairing has to offer. Unfortunately, I also have a feeling that Bride of the Water God 2017 will inevitably be compared to The Lonely Shining Goblin, which has become the benchmark for all new fantasy dramas. Both shows share similar elements: a bride promised to a god and a spiritual world functioning within the human realm, but hopefully Bride of the Water God 2017 will make a name for itself by doing things differently.
Bride of the Water God 2017 will air on Mondays and Tuesdays following Circle. It premieres July 3 on tvN.
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