Kim Rae-won sports all-black for fantasy romance Black Knight
We’ve got our first look at KBS’s upcoming fantasy drama Black Knight and its star Kim Rae-won (Doctors), who is looking mighty serious in these stills. Apparently, a part of the story includes an overseas portion, and these shots are from Slovenia. It’s not narratively clear why the hero is in the central European country, but I’m sure it’ll make for some gorgeous footage.
Kim Rae-won’s character is a successful entrepreneur educated in the States, and is described as rather harsh on himself, while also being very guarded. However, he is also the biggest romantic out there, and will face a dangerous fate for the woman he loves. We’ll have a chance to see that once he falls for Shin Se-kyung (Bride of the Water God 2017), whose character is able to maintain an optimistic attitude even in the face of constant adversity. Shin Se-kyung is also described as playing two characters in the show, so I wonder whether that will apply to Kim Rae-won as well.
There’s also a love triangle at the core of Black Knight, and one that spans two centuries. The third leg of this love triangle is Seo Ji-hye (Jealousy Incarnate), playing a beautiful but sad woman who has mysteriously lived for 200 years. She’s described as selfish and prickly, but also hilariously maintains a ye-olden-days way of speaking that should make for some unexpected comedy. I never watched Punch, but I know its fans will be happy to see the mini-reunion with Seo Ji-hye and Kim Rae-won.
All in all, it’s a pretty solid lineup, and I’ve heard good things about the past two projects this PD and writer have worked on (Unkind Women, Equator Man), so I’m pretty excited to see how Black Knight turns out. The fantasy romance is scheduled to follow Mad Dog next month, and will take over KBS’s Wednesday-Thursday slot.