The queens and kings of JTBC’s SKY Castle
JTBC is gearing up for the premiere of its new drama SKY Castle later this month, and the show has recently released several teasers to whet our appetites for what I hope is an epic battle for power and prestige among this elite group of couples. This is definitely one helluva cast, and I’m looking forward to watching these actors duke it out on screen.
In the first teaser, we have our four “Castle Queens: in Yeom Jung-ah (Mirror of the Witch), Lee Tae-ran (Make a Woman Cry), Yoon Se-ah (Just Between Lovers), and Oh Na-ra (My Ajusshi), followed by Kim Seo-hyung (The Great Seducer), who plays a university admissions consultant for VVIP clients. Kim Seo-hyung narrates the teaser, as the smiling faces of our female leads appear on the screen: “SKY Castle, where Korea’s 0.1% elite live together. In order to rise even higher, endless greed spreads its wings.”
The second teaser follows the same format, except with the male counterparts. Jung Jun-ho (Flower in Prison), Choi Won-young (Fox Bride Star), Kim Byung-chul (Mr. Sunshine), and Jo Jae-yoon (Heart Surgeons) either glower or smirk at the camera as Jung Jun-ho tells us that SKY Castle is where “everyone wishes to live, but also is where not just anybody can live. One man’s hidden ambition started there.” We don’t know which man Jung Joon-ho is referring to, but I have a feeling there won’t be a shortage of ambition going around with these characters.
This kind of setup feels more familiar as a sageuk, and it’ll be interesting to watch the queens hold court in their SKY Castle. On top of this rather formidable cast, I’m excited to see the behind-the-scenes talent, with PD Jo Hyun-tak of Mirror of the Witch and Daemul in the director’s chair and Gaksital writer Yoo Hyun-mi penning the script.
SKY Castle will take over JTBC’s weekend slot from The Third Charm on November 23.