Kim Rae-won up to become Black Knight in KBS fantasy romance
Ooh, Kim Rae-won in a fantasy romance? Color me intrigued. There’s a new drama in the works over at KBS titled Black Knight, and Kim Rae-won has been offered the lead role. The actor followed up his last drama Doctors with several film projects—The Prison and Resurrected Victims—so I’m happy to hear he is considering a return to dramaland.
Black Knight sounds like it could be an epic romance with fantastical elements: One man and two women will be the main characters of a love story that spans two hundred years. Kim Rae-won’s character is described as a self-made entrepreneur who willingly accepts a dangerous fate for his love. It’s unclear how exactly the story will bridge two centuries; will these characters be reincarnated? Or are they time-travelers? Immortals? In any case, I’m a sucker for a good fantasy romance, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for this drama.
Black Knight will be the latest collaboration between writer Kim In-young and PD Han Sang-woo, who have previously worked together on Unkind Women and Equator Man. I haven’t watched either of those shows, but I’m slightly wary of this writer, because her other credits include the drama When a Man Loves starring Sohn Seung-heon, which… wasn’t great. I don’t think I managed to get past the first few episodes, but for those of you beanies who did, let us know whether the show got better further on in its run.
If Kim Rae-won does sign on to Black Knight, though, I will definitely have to check this show out. I have a really big soft spot for the actor because he was in some of my favorite Korean dramas and films back when I first started watching them as a kid: Attic Cat and My Little Bride will always be sentimental favorites no matter many years pass.
Black Knight is being planned to follow Mad Dog on KBS’s Wednesday-Thursday slot, with a premiere date sometime in December.