The character that Yoo Seung Ho portrays for “Arang and the Magistrate” is the emerald emperor. Within the storyline, the emerald emperor is the king of kings. (The highest god basically) However, the emerald emperor is interested in women, peaches, art, and bets.
Yoo Seung Ho said of his character, “I wanted to make a new kind of emerald emperor distant from the one that people usually think of. The emerald emperor is very old but he likes to have fun and is very naive and positive.”
“Arang and the Magistrate” is based on the “Arang” legend. The ghost “Arang” is played by Shin Min Ah who is a ghost that wants to learn about the circumstances of her unfair death. She meets a magistrate Lee Jun Ki who can see ghosts and the two fall in love. The genre is a Joeseon period fantasy romance.