Mystery builds in new teaser for Tale of the Nine Tailed
The new teaser for fantasy action romance drama Tale of the Nine Tailed shows a strange relationship unfolding between Lee Dong-wook (Hell is Other People), Jo Boa (Forest), and Kim Bum (Mrs. Cop 2).
Lee Dong-wook plays a powerful gumiho who used to be the guardian god of the Baekdudaegan Mountain range. Now, he’s become used to all the comforts of the city, residing in Seoul while catching all the demons that slip through to the human realm and create chaos. Jo Boa plays a PD who specializes in the supernatural and begins a hunt to find gumiho Lee Dong-wook. Finally, Kim Bum plays Lee Dong-wook’s half-human half-brother who is also the most dangerous gumiho in the world.
Flashes of a rainy day and a mysterious car crash are accompanied by someone accusing Lee Dong-wook of breaking taboo and losing his guardian god privileges. In a luxurious penthouse suite, Lee Dong-wook sprays himself with cologne and replies with an unexpected answer: “Watch how you talk. If it weren’t for you, I could be spending the day eating ice cream and watching American TV shows.” Scenes show Lee Dong-wook enjoying mint chocolate chip ice cream, and rummaging through a local convenience store freezer full of popsicles.
Kim Bum and Jo Boa have a tense-looking confrontation that is followed by a wedding scene, where it looks like the bride suddenly sprouts claws. Jo Boa suspiciously watches Lee Dong-wook leaving the wedding and puzzles in her voiceover: “The witness statements and the scene evidence are strangely telling different stories.” The forest fight between Kim Bum and Lee Dong-wook is briefly shown.
Lee Dong-wook boards a bus that begins to waver in the middle of the road. Kim Bum who has transformed into a harmless-geeky-boy-next-door type tells Jo Boa, “I saw the man at the Fox Mountain Pass.” He transforms back into his suave self in the parking lot, and his voiceover continues: “Do you still wait for her? Your dead girlfriend?” Another quick fight scene is shown, and Jo Boa falls from a high-rise building, but luckilyk, Lee Dong-wook is right there batman-style to catch her.
In the next scene, Lee Dong-wook looks at the phone, thinking that Jo Boa is too similar to someone he knows, both her voice and her appearance. Scenes of their first meeting in that mysterious car crash are shown, and Jo Boa asks Lee Dong-wook what happened at the Fox Mountain Pass twenty-one years ago.
tvN Wednesday-Thursday Tale of the Nine Tailed, written by Han Woo-ri and directed by Kang Shin-hyo, will start airing on October 7.
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