Kim Young-dae bans all weddings in new teaser for MBC’s The Forbidden Marriage
MBC recently dropped their new teaser for the upcoming sageuk romance The Forbidden Marriage starring Kim Young-Dae (Shooting Stars), Park Joo-hyun (Love All Play), and Kim Woo-seok (Military Prosecutor Doberman).
Based on a webtoon of the same name, the plot follows Kim Young-dae as the historical king of Joseon, Lee Heon, who, in devastation over losing his wife, issues a marriage ban until he remarries (the historical equivalent of a nationwide cock block). But while it starts as an expression of grief, when we cut to seven years later, our king is still woefully unmarried, much to the frustration of the royal family and all the citizens with cancelled wedding plans.
This is where Ye So-rang (Park Joo-hyun) comes in. She’s a scammer that pretends to be a marriage shaman. To avoid getting arrested by inspector Lee Shin-won (Kim Woo-seok), she lies that she sees the spirit of the king’s late wife in the palace. But when word gets to our heartbroken king, So-rang is summoned to the palace to verify her claims. To survive, she’s forced to pretend that she’s possessed by the spirit of the late queen. She’ll have her work cut out for her if she wants to successfully trick not only the the royal officials, but our lovelorn king himself.
The teaser is more vibes than plot, but we do see the king’s marriage ban through the perspective of Shin-won, who was in the middle of a wedding when the law went into effect. We see his shock as soldiers barge in and put an end to his wedding under the orders of the king.
We then get juxtaposing shots of So-rang getting ready to enter the palace while Shin-won asks her in the background if she ever planned on getting married. The final shot is of her complete transformation into a court lady as she wistfully smiles and answers, “No.”
Written by Cheon Ji-hye and directed by Jung Hoon and Park Sang-woo (Never Twice), The Forbidden Marriage will premiere on December 9 after Please Send a Fan Letter wraps up.
Via MBN Star
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