With less than one month remaining before its premiere, the upcoming tvN fantasy drama Bride of the Water God finally released its first official poster. The poster features the drama’s main characters — the Water God and his Bride.
The poster shows lead actors Nam Joo-hyuk (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo) and Shin Se-kyung (Six Flying Dragons) facing each other with his left hand around her back and her left hand resting on his right shoulder. Nam Joo-hyuk plays the role of the serious and narcissistic Hae-bak (Water God) while Shin Se-kyung plays the character of So-Ah, the woman with whom he will fall in love with. So-ah’s family is destined to serve the water god for generations.
Bride of the Water God is a fantasy rom-com drama of ‘love of water and love between human beings’ that is written by Misaeng writer Jung Yoon-jung and directed by Queen In-Hyeon’s Man PD Kim Byung-soo. It is a spin-off based on the sunjung manhwa of the same title by Yoon Mi-kyung which was published from May 7, 2012, to December 11, 2014. Instead of following the Joseon setting of the manhwa, the drama is set in modern-day Korea.
Rounding out the main cast of the drama are Krystal Jung (My Lovely Girl) and Gong Myung (Drinking Solo). Krystal plays the beautiful goddess Mu-ra who lived among humans for hundred of years while Gong Myung plays the wind god Bi-ryum. They might be featured as well in the next posters of the drama that will be released.
Cable network tvN confirmed in mid-May that Bride of the Water God will air every Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 Korean Standard Time. It will start on July 3, 2017, becoming the fourth Monday-Tuesday drama of the network in 2017 after Introverted Boss, The Liar and His Lover, and the currently airing science-fiction drama, Circle.