KBS2’s upcoming historical-romance drama When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon has officially signed up actors Yoo Seung-ho and Hyeri its leading pair.
When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon is set during the late Joseon period, when the strongest alcohol prohibition law has been enacted. It will revolve around three people with different backgrounds, brought together by a twist of fate and tied to each other by a secret that could lead to their demise.
Yoo Seung-ho has been roped in to play Nam Young, an upright officer working for the Saheonbu (Office of the Inspector-General). He is attractive, smart, persistent, and hardworking, but without a powerful family or connection to back him up, he finds it hard to climb the social ranks. To have a shot at success, he leaves his hometown and comes to Hanyang (old name for Seoul). As a Saheonbu officer, Nam Young is tasked to apprehend those who violate the alcohol prohibition, until he meets Kang Ro-seo and begins resisting his own principles. Most recently lauded for his role in Memorist (2020), Yoo’s impressive acting portfolio include the hit historical dramas Warrior Baek Dong-soo (2011), Arang and the Magistrate (2012), and The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (2017), to name a few.
Acting opposite Yoo is Lee Hye-ri or Hyeri of the girl group Girl’s Day. She will breathe life into Kang Ro-seo, a working aristocrat who serves as her family’s breadwinner. Despite being treated as a disgrace to her social status, Ro-seo works hard to pay off her debt and to support her older brother whom her family sees as their only hope. Soon, she figures out an effective but life-threatening way to earn money─make alcohol. Hye-ri is a talented star who has proven her acting prowess in the series Reply 1988 (2015–2016), Two Cops (2017–2018), and Miss Lee (2019). Before transforming into a beautiful criminal, she will find herself living with a human-guised mythical creature first in My Roommate Is a Gumiho beginning May 26.
When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon is penned by screenwriter Kim Joo-hee and will be helmed by producing director (PD) Hwang In-hyuk of Doctor Prisoner (2019). The drama, which has reportedly held its first table read recently, is scheduled to air in the second half of 2021.