‘Six Flying Dragons’ Begins With A 70-Minute Special
Six Flying Dragons begins on October 5 with a special 70-minute episode.
While the first episode of the SBS’ 25th anniversary special project, Six Flying Dragons is scheduled to air on October 5th, viewers will be exposed to the drama through the special program for the first time.
‘D-7 Six Dragons, Who are they?’ has recorded the making of the drama for the last 100 days since the production kicked off and until now. The show will run for 70 minutes.
The special program will explore the historical background of the real-life characters and offer viewers a look at how the drama was made.
It is exceptional that a making story airs even before the drama has begun. Usually programs on the making of a drama air after the drama ends and it has earned successful ratings.
The planning of the special show proves the confidence and anticipation of the production team on their creation, the two writers Kim Yeong-hyeon and Park Sang-yeon’s powerful and clear view on history, the harmony of the trusted staff, and the flawless cast.
Seol Min-seok, the popular history lecturer will also appear in this special show and offer some insight into the story behind the 50-episode SBS drama.
He will explains the historical background and the circumstances that the six figures, Yi Seonggye (Cheon Ho-jin), Jeong Do-jeon (Kim Myeong-min), Yi Bang-won (Yoo Ah-in), Yi Bang-ji (Ttang-sae / Byeon Yo-han), Boon-yi (Sin Se-kyeong), Muhyul (Yoon Gyoon-sang) had to face, so that the viewers can clearly grasp the knowledge to enjoy the drama better.
For example, in this video he explains about all the six dragons character and the origin of “Six Flying Dragons” [yukryongi nareusha]~
Chun Ho Jin plays King Taejo. The king’s father was a minor Mongol official but his ethnicity was Korean. Taejo was an ambitious man. He joined the Goreyo army and became ever more powerful, finally seizing the throne in 1392.
Yoo Ah In plays Prince Lee Bang Won. He was the fifth son of King Taejo and served as an official of the Goryeo Dynasty in 1382. In 1392 he helped his father establish a new dynasty by assassinating powerful officials who were loyal to the Goryeo Dynasty.
For his efforts the prince expected that his father would designate him the next king. He was wrong. Instead, his father and Prime Minister Jeong Do Jeon wanted Taejo’s eighth son, Lee Bang Won’s half brother Lee Bang Suk, to be crown prince.
Kim Myung Min plays Jeong Do Jeon in this drama. The prime minister did not favor the prince because the prince wanted absolute power for the throne. Jeong Do Jeon thought it would be best if the ministers had more say in the government.
The prince retaliated by killing Jeong Do Jeon and his half brother, the crown prince. Horrified by the violence this caused, King Taejo abdicated, naming yet another of Lee Bang Won’s brother as king. But Taejong refused to surrender the royal seal.
And that’s just the beginning of the story. King Taejong continued to crush opposition throughout his reign and ruled behind the scenes even after he abdicated.
Shin Se Kyung will play Boon Yi, the woman that Prince Lee Bang Won loves. It will be a reunion for Shin and Yoo as they previously worked together in the 2012 drama Fashion King.
Six Flying Dragons is a prequel to the drama Tree With Deep Roots, which tells the story of Taejong’s son King Sejong.
Here are the sneak peek videos from the 70-minute special episode~
Script reading (see how passionate all the actors are)
Yoo Ah In The Youngest Lee Bang Won Ever [Interview]
Lee Bang Won & Boon Yi Relationship
lol this face is so priceless😀
Six Flying Dragons Press Conference will be held on SBS venue today, September 30th, at 2pm KST. Photos and stories will be up soon~^^
Source: kdramastars, hancinema