SBS decided to start things off right this week by releasing the first preview for “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo”. First Impression? This is going to be one messy drama!
“Scarlet Heart: Goryeo” is a fantasy romance drama, about a modern girl (IU) who accidentally time travels to the Goryeo dynasty, and falls in love with the Fourth Prince (Lee Joon Gi) during political unrest. The power struggle for the throne will be intense between Kang Ha Neul, Hong Jong Hyun, Ji Soo, Nam Joo Hyuk, Baekhyun and Yoon Sun Woo. Aside from the parade of stars in this drama, the preview shows impressive cinematography.
The teaser is titled “Monarch of Blood” (very appropriate), and opens with Lee Joon Gi’s voice-over saying “A place where you die if you trust others, and must doubt those close to you in order to live.” Then a scene featuring Park Ji Young who plays Hong Jong Hyun’s mother come on, as she says “Goryeo must become my son’s”. A few quick scenes later, the camera cuts to IU as she says “If we had met in another world, in another time… how nice would it have been?”. Lee Joon Gi’s ends the teaser saying ““I want to become emperor no matter what”. Well… that was intense. I am so excited for this drama. It has everything one looks for in a really good watch. I can’t wait to see more previews before the premier.
“Scarlet Heart: Goryeo” will premier on August 29th after “Doctors” concludes, and will run on Mondays/Tuesdays.