Get ready K-drama fans, the latest and hottest drama from South Korea, ‘Scarlet Heart‘, will be premiering August 29 on Malaysian television at the exact same time with its Korean telecast, complete with English subtitles!
‘Scarlet Heart’ is the highly anticipated South Korean remake of the similarly titled Chinese series (Bu Bu Jing Xin). The original Chinese series is widely perceived to be one of the most popular Asian romance period drama productions to date, and the remake has generated much buzz and excitement amongst audiences as well as industry insiders since it was first announced.
Helmed by a star-studded cast, ‘Scarlet Heart’ builds on the same premise as the original Chinese series but is based on the Korean Goryeo dynasty instead of the Chinese Qing dynasty. Headlining the series as female protagonist is singer-songwriter and actress IU, whose character is catapulted back in time from the modern era.
In the past, she finds herself trapped within a web of political intrigue and complicated love lines involving the princes of Goryeo, who are played by Lee Joon Ki, Kang Ha Neul, Hong Jong Hyun, Baek Hyun of K-pop boyband EXO, Nam Joo Hyuk, and Ji Soo. Rounding off the ensemble cast are rookie actress Kang Han Na and idol-actress Seol Hyun of Girl’s Generation fame, who will both play princesses.
The South Korean remake is led by director Kim Kyu Tae, whose past works include acclaimed series such as ‘That Winter, the Wind Blows’. ‘Scarlet Heart’ will be fully pre-produced for a 20-episode run and has moved into post-production after filming wrapped earlier this month.
Check out the trailer for ‘Scarlet Heart’ below:
‘Scarlet Heart’ airs every Monday and Tuesday at 9pm, first and exclusively on ONE HD (Astro B.yond Channel 393),with subtitles in English, Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia! Don’t forget to tune in to this epic sageuk fusion drama!