A source from tvN had confirmed that its upcoming drama Bride of the Water God will air every Mondays and Tuesdays and will follow Circle in July 2017.
Bride of the Water God is a fantasy rom-com drama of ‘love of water and love between human beings’. The series 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.
The upcoming series stars Nam Joo-hyuk (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo), Shin Se-kyung (Six Flying Dragons), Krystal Jung (My Lovely Girl) and Gong Myung (Drinking Solo). Nam Joo-hyuk plays the water god Ha-baek while Shin Se-kyung takes on the role of So-ah, his bride. Krystal plays a beautiful goddess that lived among humans for hundred of years while Gong Myung plays the wind god Bi-ryum.
Bride of the Water God is written by Jung Yoon-jung, the same writer of hit workplace drama Misaeng and Arang and the Magistrate. It is directed by Kim Byung-soo whose past works include Nine: Nine Times Time Travel and Queen In-Hyeon’s Man. Bride of the Water God is the second drama in which the said writer and director worked together, following Chosun Police Season 2 back in 2008.
The cast and crew of the upcoming drama had its script reading last March 16, 2017 and began filming on March 22, 2017.
It has been reported that Kang Ha-neul (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) and Yang Dong-geun (Missing 9) will have a special appearance in the drama but their roles have not been confirmed yet.
Circle will premiere next week and end on June 27, 2017. If tvN decides to broadcast Bride of the Water God a week after this date, then the fantasy romcom drama will premiere on July 3, 2017.