Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, the upcoming Korean adaptation of the wildly popular Chinese series Scarlet Heart (Bu Bu Jing Xin), is drumming up a lot of excitement for its stellar cast and Universal Studios backing. Newly released are photos of lead actor Lee Joon Ki and lead actress IU, regally outfitted and posed similarly with one hand clasped over the other. Handsome Lee Joon Ki is charismatic in black, while beautiful IU is angelic in white.

The new stills were posted on May 16 via the drama’s Facebook account. The timing of the release made it a gift for IU and her fans, as on her photo was a special message: Happy Birthday, IU!

As we previously reported, IU is playing Hae Soo, a 21st century women who is sent into a time warp to the Goryeo dynasty. Lee is playing the fourth prince Wang So, who rises up to be king. Other exciting cast members include Hong Jong Hyun (third prince, Wang Yo), Kang Ha Neul (eighth prince, Wang Wook), EXO’s BaekHyun (tenth prince, Wang Hyun), Girls’ Generation Seohyun (princess Woo Hee), Nam Joo Hyuk (thirteenth prince, Wang Wook), and Ji Soo (fourteenth prince, Wang Jung).

The SBS historical fantasy is scheduled to premiere in South Korea on August 29.

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