Kim So-hyun battles for Goguryeo in new teaser for River Where the Moon Rises
A new video teaser has been released for KBS’s upcoming sageuk River Where the Moon Rises, featuring actors Kim So-hyun (Tale of Nokdu), Ji-soo (When I Was the Most Beautiful, and Kang Haneul (When the Camellia Blooms).
As an adaptation of the Korean folktale, “Princess Pyeonggang and the Fool On Dal,” the drama is set during the historical period of Goguryeo with Kim So-hyun playing the central character Princess Pyeonggang while Ji-soo takes on the role of On Dal. The drama, however, deviates from the original folklore to give greater focus to the political conflict within Goguryeo. Kim So-hyun’s Princess Pyeonggang is an ambitious and trained warrior, fighting to restore the country’s greatness and become it’s next ruler.
In a supporting role, Kang Haneul plays Ji-soo’s father Onhyeop. The character is said to be an important figure in the drama’s story as one of Goguryeo’s most powerful people and will play an influential part in the early half of the drama.
The newly released teaser begins with Ji-soo first seeing Kim So-hyun in the woods; they have a classic meet-cute moment when Kim accidentally falls on top of him. They stop together at a cliffside where Kim So-hyun basks in the sun and gentle wind. Ji-soo smiles as he admires her beauty. A text screen appears introducing Ji-soo’s character, “The general who made history through his love story, On Dal.”
Cut to an older and somber Kang Haneul who scans the horizon and gives a small but sardonic smile before the camera cuts away. Elsewhere, we see Kim So-hyun racing on horseback towards a battle and fiercely takes part in the fight. The text screen introduces her as, “The princess whose life was devoted to Goguryeo, Pyeonggang.”
The teaser comes to a close as it returns back to the woods where Ji-soo is with Kim So-hyun. He sadly embraces her in a hug and confesses, “You are my Goguryeo and my country.”
Writing for the drama is Han Ji-hoon (9.9 Billion Won Woman) and directing will be helmed by PD Yoon Sang-ho (Wind and Cloud and Rain, Different Dreams).
KBS’s next Monday-Tuesday drama River Where the Moon Rises is currently set to premiere in February 2021, following Secret Royal Inspector.
Via Hankook Ilbo
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