Character posters for SBS sageuk Nokdu Flower
More promos have been released for SBS’ upcoming Nokdu Flower which include three new character posters featuring the leads, Jo Jung-seok (Two Cops), Yoon Shi-yoon (Your Honor), and Han Ye-ri (Switch).
The sageuk is set around the 1894 Donghak Rebellion, and centers around two half-brothers who find themselves in opposing factions.
For historical background, in the 1860’s, a religion called Donghak was formed in Korea which combined aspects of several different religions and philosphies, including Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and shamanism. Most of the followers were commoners and slaves, as the aristocracy rejected the belief system. Donghak’s founder was arrested and killed in 1864, and the movement went underground until 1893. In the 1890s, rising frustrations from religious persecution, worsening economic conditions for the lower classes, and the presence of foreign nations (including Japan) in Korea all brewed into an atmosphere ripe for rebellion. Thus, the 1894 rebellion began.
In the first poster, we see older brother Baek Yi-kang (played by Jo Jung-seok) wearing peasant attire and staring intently into the camera. As an illegitimate son, he spent his life being treated as second class. People called him by pronouns like “him” or “you” instead of by his name. Despite the challenges in his life, he doesn’t let himself stay resigned to his circumstances and gradually rises up as a leader in the rebellion. The caption on his poster is written in the character’s Jeolla saturi, “If we really do this, that new world will come true, right?”
The second poster is of younger brother Baek Yi-hyun (played by Yoon Shi-yoon). He’s dressed in yangban clothing with a gat, but he holds a rifle and aims it at the camera. The character also dreams of a new and better world. However, his dream of a better world instigates a drastic and fateful change in his life. On his poster, the caption reads, “It is civilization that will reform people and change the world.”
The third poster shows Song Ja-in (played by Han Ye-ri) standing tall and staring at the camera with a keen eye. Daughter of a merchant, but also a business owner herself, she is a steely and competent innkeeper. On the poster, her caption is also in Jeolla saturi, “I’m a merchant who lives to make a profit. I’ll just live the life I was born into. ”
Writing for the drama is writer Jung Hyun-min. Directing is PD Shin Kyung-soo, who previously worked with Han Ye-ri on Six Flying Dragons.
I’m so excited! Han Ye-ri is my all-time favorite actress hands down. And to have her acting with both Jo Jung-seok and Yoon Shi-yoon! In sageuk! My drama wishes are coming true!
SBS sageuk Nokdu Flower is currently set to premiere on April 26, and will be airing Fridays and Saturdays on SBS.
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