It looks like Moon Chae Won (Goodbye Mr. Black) has been offered a lead role in the upcoming tvN drama Bride of the Water God 2017. Based off of the popular manhwa, the story was about a village suffering from drought that offers young women as sacrifices to a water god. One of the sacrifices eventually becomes his bride.
The drama version moves the setting into modern day Seoul while keeping the original characters from the story. The writer penned Misaeng and Arang and the Magistrate while the PD did Nine: Nine Time Travels and Queen In Hyun’s Man.
Moon Chae Won would play neuropsychiatrist running her own office that is struggling to pay off the massive debt incurred by her father and school. An offer is still out to Nam Joo Hyuk (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo) as the Water God.
I do find this to be a potentially odd pairing. I like both actors but can’t quite see them together. But since I do like them both, I would probably enjoy them in a nice fantasy story such as this. I guess we will just keep waiting to see if they sign on.
Bride of the Water God 2017 is looking to air in the second half of 2017 on tvN.
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