The first teaser is out for upcoming fantasy vampire sageuk Scholar Who Walks the Night, and the verdict remains unclear as it straddles the line between potential hot mess and potential awesome drama crack. Thirty seconds isn’t enough for a first impression either way, but is enough to keep me firmly in the anticipation track. The drama started filming quite early which has now come in handy after Lee Jun Ki and then Lee Yoo Bi were sidelined with injuries for a week.
There is still enough footage in the bank to drop this first narrative dense teaser, showing us lots of Lee Jun Ki brooding and action sequences. The vibe is fully a combination of Lee Jun Ki’s most recent two sageuks, the action intensity of Joseon Gunman with the dark supernatural veneer of Arang and the Magistrate. Lee Yoo Bi looks like a kid when cross-dressing like a male bookseller but in her past dramas she manages to convey a strong mature intensity so I’m not worried.
First teaser for Scholar Who Walks the Night: