4 Points To Anticipate In The Premiere Of Kim So Hyun And Ji Soo’s “River Where The Moon Rises”
“River Where the Moon Rises” is gearing up for its highly-anticipated premiere!
A reinterpretation of a classic Goguryeo folk tale, “River Where the Moon Rises” is a KBS drama that will tell the famous love story of Princess Pyeonggang (played by Kim So Hyun) and On Dal (played by Ji Soo). Kim So Hyun will also play the role of Pyeonggang’s mother, Queen Yeon, while Kang Ha Neul will play On Dal’s father, General On Hyup.
Below are four points to look out for in the upcoming premiere!
Pyeonggang and On Dal’s first encounter
Although the drama is based on a classic folk tale, “River Where the Moon Rises” is a work of fiction that adds imagination based on history to that foundation. The drama completes a new story by adding in content that didn’t exist in the original folk tale. The upcoming premiere will portray Peyonggang and On Dal’s first encounter, opening the first act to the epic story. Already, viewers are curious to see how the two characters will meet and how this meeting will influence their lives in the future.
Kim So Hyun’s portrayal of two roles
Kim So Hyun will be playing two roles in the first episode as Pyeonggang and her mother Queen Yeon. According to the production team, Kim So Hyun perfectly portrayed both Princess Pyeonggang and Queen Yeon with her great concentration and focus while acting, raising anticipation for her depiction of the two vastly different roles.
An interesting battle for power within Goguryeo
Pyeonggang is a princess with a lot of initiative who also dreams of reviving Goguryeo. The first episode will paint the picture of Goguryeo’s chaotic state of affairs that made Pyeonggang have such a dream. The production team pointed out that viewers should pay particular attention to the battle for power within Goguryeo’s imperial family. Furthermore, Goguryeo’s state of affairs will also be closely intertwined with Pyeonggang and On Dal’s romance.
Extravagant and grand action scenes
From its premiere, the drama will captivate viewers with large scale action scenes. Along with scenes from the war Pyeonggang and On Dal will partake in and Pyeonggang’s swordsmanship as a fierce warrior, the addition of director Yoon Sang Ho’s beautiful portrayal of the vivid action will leave viewers eyes glued on the screen.
“River Where the Moon Rises” premieres on February 15 at 9:30 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki.
In the meantime, check out a teaser for the drama with English subtitles below!