tvN is revamping the famous Korean manga/manhwa, “Bride of the Water God”, into one of the most anticipated K-Dramas of 2017.
In early 2017, tvN announced their final casting for the manhwa turned drama, “Habaekui Shinboo” (translated to Bride of the Water God). The drama will be a spin-off of the original storyline, where the drama will take place in both the fantasy-like traditional past and the current Seoul. The romantic-comedy will be written by the famous write, Jung YoonJung, who has worked on “MiSaeng”. Kim ByungSoo will the PD for the drama, as he had also directed “Nine”.
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According to the current plans, the drama will air in the later half of the year. While we await more news about the upcoming drama, here are all the cast and summary information you’ll need to prepare yourself!
Bride of the Water God (2017)
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Title: Bride of the Water God/Habaekui Shinboo/Habaek/하백의신부
Director: Kim ByungSoo
Writer: Yoon MiKyung (manhwa) & Jung YoonJung (drama)
Runtime: Late half of 2017
# of Episodes: N/A
A village suffers due to a long drought, and it’s said that the God of Water, HaBaek, will allow the rain if a young woman is sacrificed to become his bride. The villagers sacrifice SoAh. When SoAh meets HaBaek, he’s nothing like he seemed.
Yoon MiKyung, MBC
Nam JooHyuk as HaBaek
A reincarnation of the God of Water that can bring rain. He is a man during nighttime, but is cursed to turn into a boy during the daytime.
Yoon MiKyung, Beauty+
Shin SeKyung as SoAh
A neuropsychiatrist with her own practice, but with mountains of debt thanks to her dad. She had a rough childhood, and is sacrificed for the sake of ending the drought.
Yoon MiKyung, Jung SooJung.com
Krystal Jung as HyeRa
Also known as MuRa, she’s the Goddess of Hydrangea, who lived among the human beings for hundreds of years. She became an actress thanks to her beauty. She loves HaBaek, and is jealous of SoAh.
Yoon MiKyung, Instiz
Gong Myeong as BiRyum
The God of Wind, who helps HaBaek and SoAh. He loves HyeRa, even though he knows she loves HaBaek. He has a comic personality, though he can be serious at times.
Yoon MiKyung, asiae
Im JuHwan as HooYe
The main rival to HaBaek, and a CEO of a resort. Although he has a rocky first impression with SoAh, he later falls in love with her.
Moon ChaeWon was first offered the leading role, but she declined.
Stay tuned as we’ll update as more information is released!