Shin Hye-sun becomes royal in new promos for Queen Cheorin
New stills and posters have been released for tvN’s upcoming fusion sageuk Queen Cheorin, featuring the main cast: Shin Hye-sun (Angel’s Last Mission: Love), Kim Jung-hyun (Crash Landing on You), Bae Jong-ok (Graceful Family), and Kim Tae-woo (The Spies Who Loved Me).
The drama is centered around Shin Hye-sun’s character, a 21st century man whose soul somehow gets transported back in time to the Joseon dynasty–and he wakes up in the body of Queen Cheorin. As a fish out of water in many respects, he stumbles his way through the new day-to-days in the palace and struggles to not arouse the suspicions of the royal family. But he makes his confession in his poster’s tagline: “You’re going to be shocked, but try not to be too shocked. The truth is, I’m a man.”
Queen Cheorin’s husband, King Cheoljong, is played by Kim Jung-hyun. He’s a man of many faces and appears to be merely a puppet king. In truth, though, he is very perceptive and sharp, and hides his true intentions behind his many masks. Catching on to something being not quite right with his queen, he remarks on his poster: “There is no one else as strange and unique as the queen. It’s almost as if she came from another world.”
Bae Jong-ok takes on the role of the dowager queen, she’s the true power in Joseon and pulls all the strings behind the throne. On her poster, she makes her ambitions plain: “Trying to maintain power is in the same vein of trying to maintain beauty and youth.”
Her brother, played by Kim Tae-woo, is also a man after power and he strives to keep their family in the highest seat in Joseon. The tagline on his poster speaks to his calculative perspective, “For us, who you are is not as important and who you ought to be.”
Directed by PD Yoon Sung-shik (Hwarang, Gaksital) and co-written by Park Kye-ok (Doctor Prisoner) and Choi Ah-il (Lovers of Six Years), tvN’s next weekend drama Queen Cheorin is currently set to premiere next month on December 12.