TV Show: Heaven's Order
Revised romanization: Cheonmyung
Director: Lee Jin-Seo
Release Date: April, 2013 --
Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 21:55
Country: South Korea
Oriental doctor Choi Won (Lee Dong-Wook), who works for the royal family, becomes involved with the plot to poision King Injong and is now a fugitive. He tries to save his daughter who has an incurable disease. Choi Won has raised his daughter alone since his wife passed away.[/red
Filming begins March, 2013.
Takes over the KBS2 Wed. & Thu. 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "IRIS 2".
Lee Dong-Wook - Choi Won
Song Ji-Hyo - Hong Da-In
Yoon Jin-Yi - So-Baek
Lee Dong-wook up for fugitive-thriller sageuk drama
We’ve had vague, noncommittal rumblings of these casting possibilities, but now the production of sageuk drama Mandate of Heaven is swinging into action with a bevy of official press releases. None of these castings is finalized, but we do have confirmation that Lee Dong-wook (Scent of a Woman), Song Ji-hyo (Crime Squad), and Yoon Jin-yi (A Gentleman’s Dignity) are strong contenders for the roles. (KBS is currently awaiting their replies.)
It’s a historical series infused with a thriller vibe; the show’s being dubbed a “Joseon-era Taken” and “Joseon Ajusshi.” Set during the reign of King Injong, who only ruled for a short period due to illness, our hero (Lee Dong-wook’s potential character) is a royal physician desperate to cure his ailing daughter. He becomes a fugitive when he gets entangled in an assassination plot to poison the king, and fights to save both his daughter’s life and his own.
Song Ji-hyo’s character is the royal nurse who falls in love with our hero. I really wish they’d give more info on her since she’s an actress capable of being dynamic and interesting; let’s hope she gets some meaty character details to work with. Yoon Jin-yi, a fresh face who earned some name recognition playing Meahri in A Gentleman’s Dignity, will play the daughter of a bandit who ends up on the run with the hero. This oughtta be a nice change of pace for her, taking her from Meahri’s privileged whiny princess to simple-minded village tomboy. Thank goodness.
I have seen some pictures of the filming of this, and it sounds interesting. Will probably watch this when it comes out.