KBS had a sageuk this year with River Where the Moon Rises and SBS is preparing to air Hong Chun Gi (Red Sky) in the summer, not to be left out MBC is prepping a traditional sageuk drama adapted from a novel. It’s called The Red Sleeve Cuff and is a novel chronicling the rise of a court lady to becoming the mother of the crown prince in later era of Joseon Korea. The drama depicts Jeongjo of Joseon, then Crown Prince Yi San, and his love story with Consort Ui who will give birth to Crown Prince Munhyo. Unfortunately theirs was a star-crossed romance as their son died at age 4 and she died shortly thereafter of liver cancer while still pregnant with her next child. King Jeongjo personally wrote her epitaph. In talks as Yi San is Junho, with Lee Se Young offered the role of future Consort Ui, and joining them may be Jang Hee Jin as the second female lead. The drama is slated to air in late fall 2021 taking over the time slot from Namgoong Min as a secret operative in Black Sun.
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Oh, the casting changed? It was Park Hye Soo and Kim Kyung Nam who were announced for this drama but there was a long time ago.
The love story of Jeongjo already covered in “Yi San”, starring Lee Seon Jin and Han Ji Min. Unless they are going for something ala Yanxi Palace (Qianlong and his consort who mothered the heir to the throne), then that would be something new.
I like all the actors .
I like this pairing, they look good together and both proved to be good in Saeguks. I missed Junho!