Kim So Hyun to Star in New Historical Drama about Princess Pyeonggang and Ondal

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Kim So Hyung confirmed her appearance on a new historical drama Moon Rising at River (literal title).

The drama Moon Rising at River (which was previously known as Pyeonggang, Cut to the Heart) tells the mournful love story of Ondal, who foolishly sacrificed himself as a tool for Pyeonggang in her pursuit of the throne.

Producer Yoon Sang Ho, who directed Saimdang, Light’s Diary, Different Dreams, and King Maker: The Change of Destiny, joined hands with writer Han Ji Hoon, who wrote Time Between Dog and Wolf and Woman of 9.9 Billion, heralding the birth of a powerful and affectionate luxury historical drama.

On Oct. 5, it was reported that Kim So Hyun confirmed her appearance as the main character Pyeonggang/Yum Ga Jin. In the drama, Pyeonggang is a woman who was born as a princess but raised as an assassin and runs toward the goal of establishing the status of Goguryeo, which is near its collapse. Though she harbors an ambition to become the first queen regnant of Goguryeo, she gets confused by the new emotions she experiences when she meets Ondal.

Kim So Hyun made her debut in 2008 with drama Hometown Legends and built up a solid career by working on various works, including Moon Embracing the Sun, The Emperor: Owner of the Mask, The Tale of Nokdu, and Love Alarm, showing solid acting skills by going back and forth between historical and modern dramas.

It is said that she was fascinated by the script of Moon Rising at River. Expectations are high on how Kim So Hyun will create a dramatic character of Pyeonggang and what new charm she will capture viewers with this time.

Meanwhile, Kang Ha Neul previously confirmed his appearance in the drama as Ondal’s father Onhyeop.

Moon Rising at River is scheduled to air in the first half of 2021.

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