KBS just premiered its new Wed-Thurs drama Mystery Queen to passable ratings but with the follow up drama being a sageuk it’s getting close to the wire to finalize the cast and start filming. This week came the main cast confirmations for Seven Days Queen with the love triangle leads being Park Min Young toggling two royal brothers in Yeon Woo Jin and Lee Dong Gun. Lee Dong Gun just finished a top rated weekend drama Laurel Tree Tailors as the male lead but here he’s playing the anti-hero antagonist who is the wedge between Park Min Young and Yeon Woo Jin’s tortured romance. Plenty of antagonist roles are memorable and even sometimes more engaging than the male lead so I hope this drama has a great gripping story line with all three leads nicely fleshed out in character motivations and development. Then it’ll be a good use of a Park Min Young and Yeon Woo Jin both of whom have shown aptitude with sageuks, and Lee Dong Gun tackling his first sageuk role.
Joining the leads will be Jang Hyun Sang and Do Ji Won, with the PD directing having worked twice with Park Min Young previously with Healer and Man of Honor.