K-dramas tend to prefer certain stereotyped leads with an emphasis to the extremes, rich ones are always chaebols and the poor ones extremely poor and under privileged. And when the rich meets the poor the drama produces the white knight or daddy long legs to come rescue the damsel, but in the case of the upcoming KBS drama Black Knight the savior gets a darker color change to match the fantastical genre. I wrote about Black Knight earlier this year as a drama spanning centuries of a love story between the leads, with a man willing live a dangerous fate for the woman he loves. We now have the stirrings of a cast with offers out to Kim Rae Won and Shin Se Kyung to play the romantic leads, with Seo Ji Hye in talks as the second female lead. The drama is slated to take over KBS Wed-Thurs time slot after Mad Dog come this December, with Mad Dog airing this week now that Manhole has wrapped up.
Black Knight comes from the screenwriter of The Equator Man, Unkind Women, and The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry, with the PD of Tomorrow’s Cantabile and The Equator Man. It will be Kim Rae Won’s first drama in 2017 after his successful Doctors last year, with Shin Se Kyung continuing her nonstop drama acting with Bride of the Water God this past summer and last year’s long running sageuk Six Flying Dragons. If Seo Ji Hye accepts then she will be reuniting with Kim Rae Won after working on thriller Punch together.