Triangle gets extended, Night Watchman premiere delayed
Sigh, it looks like we’ll have to wait even longer to see the ghostbusting summer sageuk The Records of a Night Watchman, because MBC’s current Monday-Tuesday drama Triangle is getting extended by two episodes. Why? That’s a very good question. According to MBC, Triangle has lots of story left to tell… to which I would ask Triangle what it couldn’t possibly accomplish in its already lengthy 24 episodes. It’s a mystery. The show will now be a total of 26 episodes, which pushes Night Watchman’s premiere to early August. To look on the bright side, the week delay gives the special-effects-heavy Night Watchman some extra prep time. Boy, I hope they use it wisely.
I was actually holding out on posting the early stills from the set of Night Watchman because I was waiting for Jung Il-woo in all his princely night watchman glory. Sadly, he’s not even shooting his portion of the drama yet because they’re working on Dad’s backstory. When I saw that he visited the set in modern clothes I was a little miffed, but it’s nothing a picture with his adorable child actor can’t fix. Yeah, I’m easy like that.
Dad Choi Won-young (Heirs) leads the early portion of the drama where he plays a king gifted (or cursed) with the ability to see ghosts, and leads an army deep into the mountains where he defeats a legendary serpent monster known as an imugi. (Imugis are said to be serpents that need to amass power to become dragons.) He’s a good father and a righteous king, but the curse slowly changes him for the worse to tragic consequences.
Yoon Tae-young (King’s Daughter Soo Baek-hyang) is the sword-wielding warrior in the stills, and he’ll become the leader of the night watchmen when Jung Il-woo’s bad boy prince joins the crew. And Blonde Zorro is Kim Sung-oh (Age of Feeling), who plays the psychic villain who worships the imugi and will try to harness its power to take over the world. I have to say, his are the stills that teeter on the brink for me — the others are badass, while Kim Sung-oh looks a little bit like he’s starring in an embarrassing music video. Prove me wrong, Show.
Triangle will complete its run on July 29, and Night Watchman now premieres August 4.
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