With Mitsuhide we know little of his life before Nobunaga .Though this drama will probably go with Mitsuhide killing Nobunaga, to avenge his mother,who died because Nobunaga broke his word to a clan he was besieging (she was a hostage ).That story is Edo period fiction, the reality seems to be Mitsuhide was ambitious, saw his chance and took it . It is pretty logical that he served Saito Dosan, before joining Nobunaga, but again, no proof.
Im Jinah (Nana) and Park Sung Hoon will play the leads in the KBS romantic comedy The Ballot. It's about a woman that's well known for filing complaints with her local ward. It'll air in July after Soul Mechanic.
Ji Hyun Woo and Kim So Eun have been cast in the MBC drama Love is Annoying, But I Hate Being Lonely. It's about 2 people living in the same house. They want to date but aren't looking for a serious relationship.
The JTBC drama We, Were in Love starring Song Ji Hyo, Son Ho Jun, Song Jong Ho, Kim Min Jun, Koo Ja Sung and Kim Da Som will air in July. It's about a single mother that hasn't had a boyfriend in 14 years. Her life changes when she meets 4 men.
Just watched Itaewon Class on Netflix, it started off like it could be another "Baker King Kim Takgu". When S Korea does the underdog dramas, they are usually in a class of their own. This one was great for about 10 episodes, then came a time jump and it started losing all the elements that made it good.
Anyone watching the Mitsuhide Drama, its going off the air because of COVID 19, 21 will be the last episode for now. Filming starts again on June 30th, and it should be back on air at the end of August .
I just realized something. This director has been riding on the coattails of successful television series in the past some years.
Jeong Dojeon-Six Flying Dragons
Mr Sunshine-Nokdu General (this one is admittedly pushing it but what those two have in common is that it takes place during the twilight years of the Joseon dynasty)
And now this with Kingdom
I deleted the post because it seems that drama either got cancelled or may have just been a rumor. I posted the info here after reading one article, but it may have been called off or may never been planned in the first place as there has not been any update regarding the drama since. I will re-post the info if it becomes official.
Hopefully, it's never going to happen.
For people that are waiting for traditional historicals like myself, sageuk, and ajk, it doesn't look like we will ever get one in anytime soon, which is unfortunate. Traditional historicals just aren't profitable enough for TV stations to produce again. Our only hope is Netflix somehow picks up a traditional historical after seeing the success of Kingdom.
Director : Kwon Seokjang(first historical setting drama)
Writer : Kim Jisu(first historical setting drama)
Time period : King Gwanghae of Joseon Dynasty
Synopsis : Main character kidnaps a princess by mistake
Jeong Ilwoo(King Youngjo in SBS Haechi) has been cast as Bawoo, main character(fictional) who kidnaps Princess Sugyeong by mistake
This Princess Sugyeong could be a fictional princess, but because the article specifically states that the drama takes place during King Gwanghae's reign, she could be the daughter of King Gwanghae whose name is not written in historical record. Actress playing her role hadn't been announced yet.
2 of them are about real people but are fusion-romance genres.
MBC Red Sleeves(2021)
Director : Jeong Ji-In(first historical setting drama)
Writer : Jeong Haeri(MBC The Emperor: Owner of the Mask)
Time period : King Jeongjo of Joseon Dynasty
Synopsis : Love story between King Jeongjo and Consort Ui
Park Hyesu(young Shin Saimdang in SBS Saimdang) has been cast as Consort Ui
Another Gwanghae drama, the last two sound more interesting, even though the story of Consort Ui was done really well in Yi San.
Hong Cheongi sounds like it could have potential,Painter In The Wind was good.
I have been watching The king Eternal Monarch on Netflix, its not bad, plays like a historical drama. Im not crazy about the female lead. (the girl from Goblin) she is Ha Jiwon light, in fact i fast forward through all the scenes of her and Lee Min Ho kissing. The rest of it is pretty good, great cinematography and musical score (the instrumental tracks, not the pop songs ).