Scarlet Heart: Ryeo <步步驚心：麗>, the Korean adaptation of the 2011 hit Chinese television drama Bu Bu Jing Xin <步步驚心> (known in English as Scarlet Heart), has revealed some all-new production stills this week. The drama is directed by Kim Kyu-tae, and is a co-production between NBC Universal and YG Entertainment for the network broadcaster, SBS.
Previously known as Moon Lovers, Scarlet Heart: Ryeo stars K-pop singer IU as Hae Soo, a young woman from modern-day Korea who travels back one thousand years to the Goryeo Dynasty. There, she falls into a love triangle with the fourth prince Wang So, portrayed by Lee Joon-gi, and the ambitious eighth prince Wang Wook, portrayed by Kang Ha-neul.
Wang So is a cold-blooded fighter, but conceals his face behind a mask. After meeting Hae Soo, he slowly begins to strip down his mask, showing his true side. He eventually succeeds his father’s throne and becomes King Gwangjong of Goryeo, the kingdom’s fourth king.
“The filming environment is intense,” said Lee Joon-gi. “Although I’ve shot many historical period dramas in the past, I don’t want to be bogged down. I want to do even better in this drama. This is my first time working with director Kim Kyu-tae, so I’m filled with anticipation and nerves.”
Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, which will also be airing in Mainland China simultaneously with South Korea at the end of the year, also stars Hong Jong-hyun as the third prince Wang Yo, EXO’s Baekhyun as the tenth prince Wang Eun, Nam Joo-hyuk as the thirteenth prince Wang Wook, Ji-soo as the fourteenth prince Wang Jung, and Jo Min-ki as King Taejo of Goryeo.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.