First Sageuk for Kim Soo Hyun & Han Ga In , The Moon That Embraces the Sun to Premiere on January 4

One King, one girl, and the King’s stepbrother. Says it all right?

On January 2, the cast of MBC’s upcoming historical drama, “The Moon That Embraces the Sun,” gathered for a press conference.

Anticipation has been growing after it was confirmed that the famed novelist Jung Eun Gwol‘s “The Moon That Embraces the Sun,” would be used for this drama. She also wrote “The Lives of Sungkyunkwan’ Scholars,” the story that gave birth to the popular drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal.”

Apart from a solid and entertaining plot,  famous faces of the entertainment industry have joined the project.

Top actresses Han Ga In and Kim Min Seo, as well as Dream High’s” Kim Soo Hyun and more recently “Flower Boy Ramyun Shop’s” Jung Il Woo were cast as leads for MBC’s latest drama. Actor Jung Il Woo replaces actor Joo Won as Prince Yang Myung, who was too busy filming for “Ojakgyo Brothers,” which was extended for eight more episodes.

“The Moon That Embraces the Sun” is a fantasy historical drama (sageuk) which takes place during the Joseon Dynasty.

Actor Kim Soo Hyun plays King Lee Hwon who is in love with Han Ga In’s character, Heo Yeon Woo. She is born of noble blood and as a child who happens to be sentenced to execution. She lost memory of her royal upbringing and now lives under the name of Wol, a female shaman. Jung Il Woo is Prince Yang Myung, the older stepbrother of the King who is also in love with Wol.

“The Moon that Embraces the Sun” will premiere on MBC on January 4 and will be broadcast twice a week, replacing “Me Too, Flower.”

Watch the teasers below :

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