ENTERTAINMENT

Seohyun joins star-studded lineup for ‘Moon Lovers’

By 원호정
  • Published : Jan 6, 2016 - 17:52
  • Updated : Jan 6, 2016 - 17:52

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun became the latest star to add her name to the cast of upcoming fantasy period drama “Bobogyeongsim: Ryeo (Moon Lovers)” which has already created much buzz with its A-list lineup.

The TV drama, based on the 2005 Chinese novel “Bu Bu Jing Xin (Scarlet Heart)” by Tong Hua and its adaptation that aired in 2011, will tell the story of a woman in Seoul who goes back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty. 

Seohyun (Herald File Photo)

Singer-actress IU has been cast in the role of the leading lady, while the male lead will be played by Lee Joon-ki, who plays a prince. Other actors playing various royal roles include Kang Ha-neul, Hong Jong-hyun, EXO’s Baekhyun, Nam Joo-hyuk and Ji Soo. 

“Moon Lovers,” which will be completely preproduced, is set to air later this year simultaneously on SBS and in China. It is the first Korean drama production to land an investment from American entertainment giant Universal Studios.

By Won Ho-jung (hjwon@heraldcorp.com)