Wow, this surely looks like a powerhouse cast! Upcoming SBS drama Mung Bean Flower stars Jo Jung Suk, Yoon Shi Yoon and Han Ye Ri in the lead roles and it is a period drama set during late 19th century. It has a real life revolution known as Donghak Peasant Revolution as its backdrop that took place in 1894. I’m not exactly a sageuk fan but with this cast (I love/like-a-lot all three of them) and the talent behind the camera (PD of acclaimed historical shows Tree With Deep Roots, Six Flying Dragons and writer of Jeong Do Jeon and Assembly), has made me excited for this drama. The show is also going by another title, Nokdu Flower.
Jo Jung Suk (Oh My Ghostess) and Yoon Shi Yoon (The Best Hit) play half brothers — the former is the illegitimate older son born out-of-wedlock and the latter is the younger son who is the legitimate son. They both get involved in the revolution. Han Ye Ri (Age Of Youth) plays the fearless daughter of a peddler who also runs an inn. Choi Moo Sung (Answer Me 1988) plays another crucial role in the drama as a revolutionary leader and Park Hyuk Kwon (Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food) plays both male leads’ father, a wealthy government official.
Mung Bean Flower premieres on 26th April in the slot of Fridays and Saturdays following well-received comedy The Fiery Priest. This will be Jo Jung Suk’s first sageuk drama, though he has done a historical film before, The Face Reader. Yoon Shi Yoon has done many historical drama roles in the past — Grand Prince, Mirror of the Witch. Han Ye Ri did Six Flying Dragons in 2015. The posters look very exquisitely shot.