Woah momma what do we have here? While the more high profile upcoming sageuks Gu Family Book for MBC and Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love for SBS have been getting the majority of the press and attention (also because they are airing head-to-head), over at KBS the cast and crew have been quietly filming The Fugitive of Joseon (the official English title for Heaven’s Order or Mandate of Heaven pronounced Chunmyung). It’s called a sageuk thriller and is basically a Joseon version of The Chaser involving a royal physician on the run from being framed for a poison plot, all while trying to save his daughter suffering from a terminal illness. Talk about wearing the weight of the world on his shoulders. The drama doesn’t premiere until April 24th (following IRIS 2) on Wed-Thurs, but it just released a truly kick-ass first teaser that about blew GFB and JOJ out of the water. It has shades of Chuno but grittier and less visually focused. Starring Lee Dong Wook, Song Ji Hyo, Song Jong Ho, Yoon Jin Yi, Kang Byul, and Im Seulong, this drama might be the first time I could care less about the OTP and watch solely for the daddy-daughter cuteness and heartbreak between Lee Dong Wook and child actress Kim Yoo Bin. If you check out the plethora of daddy-daughter stills below, this drama might cute me to death first before I even get to the excitement of watching seksi Lee Dong Wook run all over Joseon Korea. This baby just ramped up my to-watch list and for good reason. Check out the exciting teaser below.
First teaser for The Fugitive of Joseon: