New posters and stills for Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung
New posters and stills have been released for MBC’s fusion sageuk Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung featuring the lead actors, as well as supporting cast.
The story is based on the the narrative of a fictional female historian by the name of Gu Hae-ryung – played by Shin Se-kyung (Black Knight) and weaves her story into Korean history. Although she enjoyed the rare privilege of studying abroad in Qing China, trouble always seems to follow in her wake and this fate leads her to Cha Eun-woo (My ID is Gangnam Beauty). He plays the role of Prince Yi Rim who is treated like the black sheep of the royal family and secretly writes romance novels on the side. It’s a passion he enjoys, though he’s not drawing from experience–he’s been single his whole life thus far.
In the first poster, Shin Se-kyung and Cha Eun-woo are pictured together in a palanquin. Shin Se-kyung holds a brush to a notebook as she stares at the camera, while Cha enjoys the view outside. The caption reads: “The prince and the historian’s invasion of privacy and instantaneous romance!”
The second poster is of the two leads again and they are shown sitting together by a riverside with their books. The caption is a question directed at their relationship, “Is that woman truly just an official to His Highness?”
The newly released stills feature the four main members of the royal family.
In the first of the recently released stills, Cha Eun-woo is shown dressed as an official with an unreadable expression on his face. However, despite his contentious relationship with his family, there are hints that he and his brother may have a better relationship in the second photo. In that photo, we see Park Ki-woong (Return) as Crown Prince Yi Jin who smiles warmly at Cha Eun-woo as they walk together outside.
The last two stills are of the king and queen. A poised Kim Yeo-jin (My Strange Hero) sits as Queen Im and in contrast, an angry looking Kim Min-sang (The Secret Life of My Secretary) reigns as King Yi Tae.
Writing for the drama is writer Kim Ho-soo, and directing will be a tag team of PDs: Kang Il-soo and Han Hyun-hui.
MBC’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung will be premiering in just a few weeks on July 17.
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