Filming is ready to start for upcoming KBS Wed-Thurs early winter drama Black Knight, which sounds all sorts of odd and interesting. The interesting part is the story and the odd part the casting, I would have switched up the two female actress roles due to their respective acting talents. Female lead Shin Se Kyung works at a travel agency but has never traveled abroad, and finds her family and work life in disarray at the start of the drama. She’s a hard worker raised by her aunt, is rather frail but makes up for it with a strong personality. Seo Ji Hye is the antagonist second female lead who has not aged for since “that incident” 200 years ago, she looks like a young woman but talks like an old lady. She cannot age or die, has a prickly personality and is focused on one goal without the ability to move on. She’s the beautiful and lonely mean girl. And between them stands Kim Rae Won as the smart successful business owner who is super romantic when it comes to love.
I feel like Black Knight takes the Goblin male lead and makes him the antagonist second female lead and see what happens in that alternate narrative. Perhaps it’s good that Seo Ji Hye is playing the more interesting character though for the sake of having a satisfying OTP I would have loved if she got the female lead role. Black Knight comes from the writer of Unkind Women and Equator Man with the PD of Unkind Women directing, slated for a December premiere.