Lee Jun Ki is returning with another drama project following the success of Scholar Who Walks The Night as he has recently been confirmed to be the lead of Moon Lovers alongside songstress IU.
Unlike the majority of K-dramas currently airing, SBS‘s Moon Lovers is scheduled to be pre-produced before being broadcast in the second half of the year where it will be simultaneously aired in both Korea and China.
Moon Lovers is the first Korean drama to be adapted from an original Chinese novel, and is based off of Bu Bu Jing Xin. It was also adapted in a Chinese drama titled Scarlet Heart which starred and re-boosted the career of actor Nicky Wu.
Due to the complicated plot, the drama is expected to last as long as 35 episodes.
Other actors confirmed to star in the drama include Kang Ha Neul, Hong Jong Hyun, EXO‘s Baekhyun, Nam Joo Hyuk, Ji Soo, and more. Due to the storyline involving the emperor’s 14 sons, a large cast of flower-boys have been recruited.
Moon Lovers is expected to air in September 2016.
Source: Ilgan Sports