Craving a steamy romance between Jun Ji-hyun and Lee Min-ho? Just add water.
The MY SASSY GIRL and BOYS OVER FLOWERS icons are officially confirmed to star in an upcoming SBS drama about mermaids, mermen, and mer-friendly magistrates. Written by Park Ji-Eun, who previously penned the hugely popular MY LOVE FROM THE STAR (also starring Jun), the new drama is tentatively titled LEGEND OF THE BLUE SEA. Reports vary on whether the fantasy-romance is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” or a Juseon-era Korean fairytale based on real-life historical figures–but we’ve deducted that it’s the latter.
While plot details are still murky, Chinese distributors have already begun a bidding war over the rights to stream the series, rumored to have offered a whopping $500,000 per episode.
But honestly: seeing Jun Ji-hyun and Lee Min-ho as mermaids? That’s priceless.