A long and relatively successful run ended today for the SBS 50-episode sageuk Six Flying Dragons, the ratings leader in the Mon-Tues time slot but never high enough in ratings to bring back the days of yore when serious longs sageuks could average 20%. While Yoo Ah In and co is off getting much needed earned rest, up next is Jang Geun Seok and Yeo Jin Goo ushering in the period drama version of All In with Jackpot (The Royal Gambler).
Jang Geun Seok plays the discarded royal son with doubted lineage and Yeo Jin Gu is his legitimate princely younger brother, with the two engaging in a battle of wits and strategy with the future throne of Joseon on the line. The official three set drama posters are out along with a new preview, all of which continue to pique my interest with this talented cast and the promise of a shorter sageuk length in 24-episodes. Another promising element is the full cast of charismatic veterans including Choi Min Soo, Jeon Kwang Ryul, and Yoon Jin Seo.
Preview for Jackpot (The Royal Gambler):
Oh my ,such nice quality, looks like a movie
Oh, look at Choi Min Soo looking all kingly there!
will watch this for sure!!
I’m so excited. I love Jang Geun Suk in saeguk dramas especially Hong Gil Dong and Hwang Jini.
6 days and counting. Press conference is on the 24 of March.
YJG shines in these previews.
Looks good and the shorter length is a big plus!
Another 6-minute preview was posted by SBS after the Press Conference today. It looks quite intense to me and now I’m dying of anticipation… I hope the story will be as promising as the star-studded cast! Here’s the link to the post on SBS official youtube account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChDnprzdZDQ&feature=youtu.be