I’ll believe it when I see it has been my approach with the long discussed K-drama adaptation of this well known manhwa, but then 2016 made a K-version of Bu Bu Jing Xin a reality and succeeded in producing two incredibly ambitious dramas with Descendants of the Sun and Goblin. The upcoming tvN drama version of fantasy gods and goddesses romance Bride of the Water God is reportedly commencing filming in February of 2017 and will finish casting in January for this sprawling saga. Adapting the popular manhwa will be the screenwriter of Misaeng, which was itself adapted from a mahwan. Screenwriter Jung Yoon Yung also wrote Arang and the Magistrate which bodes will for her adapting Bride of the Water God with its fantasy and dark thematic elements. This version will be modernized with the setting moved to present day Seoul but keeping the character and narrative schematic.
For those who have read the source manhwa, I tried my best but couldn’t get past a few chapters, which K-actor and actress would be suitable for the lead roles?