K dramas have become quite a rage lately and people all across the globe are going crazy for their shows. There are several popular k dramas that have tasted success in the last few years. One of them is Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. As the name suggests, the show is a romantic drama between a couple. Now, you might have some doubts about the context of “moon” in its name, but the show isn’t another love story of vampires.
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo is a South Korean romantic drama that revolves around the protagonists Hae Soo and Wang So. It is a television sitcom that is inspired by a Chinese novel named Bu Bu Jing Xin. The show premiered on August 29, 2016, and aired till November 1, 2016. Ever since the first season of the show went off air, fans have been eagerly waiting for the release of its second season. Will there be a second season? Are there any official announcements yet? Let’s find out.
|Television series:||Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo|
|Original run:||August 29 –
November 1, 2016
|Directed by:||Kim Kyu-tae|
|Written by:||Based on
Bu Bu Jing Xin;
More about the show:
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo belongs to the Historical, Romance, Fantasy, Melodrama, and Time travel genres. It is based on a Chinese novel named Bu Bu Jing Xin, which has been written by Cho Yoon-young. It has been directed by Kim Kyu-tae and stars Lee Joon-gi, Lee Ji-eun, and Kang Ha-neul in important roles. The show was shot and made in South Korea and was originally made in Korean. It has 20 episodes and 2 special episodes.
The producer of the show is Baek Choong-hwa and the executive producers of the show are Jo Jung-ho, Yang Min-suk, and Kim Kyu-tae. The cinematography of the show has been accomplished by Kim, Cheon-suk, Park Jang-hyuk, and Lee Sang-su. It has been edited by Kim Hyang-suk, and Lee Hyun-ju. It was shot on a Single-camera set-up and each of its episodes is 60 minutes long. The production companies involved in its production are BaramiBunda inc., GT Entertainment, NBCUniversal International Television, and YG Entertainment. The official distributor of the show is SBS and it was made on a budget of US$13 million.
The story of the series – Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo kicks off as a total solar eclipse takes place on the Earth and during the eclipse, a 25-year-old woman from the 21st century named Go Ha-jin whose character in the series is played by the gorgeous Lee Ji-eun gets travels through time into the Goryeo Dynasty and by the time she wakes up, she finds herself in a foreign body that belongs to one of the princes of the royal family that ruled at the time – Have Soo in the year of 941.
The emperor at the time was King Taejo, the head of the family. As she starts to adjust to her situations and new circumstances, she initially falls in love with the 8th Prince Wang Kook who is displayed as a very gentle, kind, and warm-hearted character and is played by Kang Ha-neul.
As the story continues among the princes, the 4th Prince who tends to hide his face behind a mask is acknowledged with the derogatory label of “wolf dog”. The story continues as Hae Soo gets in trouble and gets unwillingly engaged as a crucial part of palace politics and gradually becomes a part of the fierce rivalry among the princes as their battle for the throne continues.
- Lee Joon-gi essayed the role of 4th Prince Wang So.
- Lee Ji-eun essayed the role of Go Ha-jin / Hae Soo.
- Kang Ha-neul essayed the role of 8th Prince Wang Wook.
- Kim San-ho essayed the role of Crown Prince Wang Mu.
- Hong Jong-hyun essayed the role of 3rd Prince Wang Yo.
- Yoon Sun-woo essayed the role of 9th Prince Wang Won.
- Byun Baek-hyun essayed the role of 10th Prince Wang Eun.
- Nam Joo-hyuk essayed the role of 13th Prince Baek-ah.
- Ji Soo essayed the role of 14th Prince Wang Jung.
- Jo Min-ki essayed the role of Wang Geon, King Taejo.
- Park Ji-young essayed the role of Queen Yoo, Taejo’s 3rd Queen.
- Jung Kyung-soon essayed the role of Queen Hwangbo, Taejo’s 4th Queen.
- Kang Han-na essayed the role of Princess Hwangbo Yeon-hwa, later Queen Daemok.
- Park Si-eun essayed the role of Lady Hae Myung-hee.
- Jin Ki-joo essayed the role of Chae-ryung.
- Seohyun essayed the role of Woo-hee.
- Z.Hera essayed the role of Park Soon-deok.
- Kim Sung-kyun essayed the role of Choi Ji-mong.
- Sung Dong-il essayed the role of General Park Soo-kyung.
The show has one season and it has 20 episodes and 2 special episodes.
- The first episode of the show premiered on 29 Aug 2016.
- The second episode of the show premiered on 29 Aug 2016.
- The third episode of the show premiered on 30 Aug 2016.
- The fourth episode of the show premiered on 5 Sep 2016.
- The fifth episode of the show premiered on 6 Sep 2016.
- The sixth episode of the show premiered on 12 Sep 2016.
- The seventh episode of the show premiered on 13 Sep 2016.
- The eighth episode of the show premiered on 19 Sep 2016.
- The ninth episode of the show premiered on 20 Sep 2016.
- The tenth episode of the show premiered on 26 Sep 2016.
- The eleventh episode of the show premiered on 27 Sep 2016.
- The twelfth episode of the show premiered on 3 Oct 2016.
- The thirteenth episode of the show premiered on 4 Oct 2016.
- The fourteenth episode of the show premiered on 10 Oct 2016.
- The fifteenth episode of the show premiered on 11 Oct 2016.
- The sixteenth episode of the show premiered on 18 Oct 2016.
- The seventeenth episode of the show premiered on 24 Oct 2016.
- The eighteenth episode of the show premiered on 25 Oct 2016.
- The nineteenth episode of the show premiered on 31 Oct 2016.
- The twentieth episode of the show premiered on 1 Nov 2016.
Will there be a second season?
There has been no official announcement about the release of season 2 of the show. However, the star cast has shared their interest in doing the second season of the show.