SBS TV has announced on March 13th that the title for their upcoming Mon-Tue drama will be officially shortened to just ‘Jang Ok Jung’ from the original ‘Jang Ok Jung: Live for Love’.
The drama has become a highly anticipated one for the first half of 2013, as it will present an reinterpretation of Jang Hee Bin’s life in the Joseon era, and has a cast list comprising of Kim Tae Hee, Yoo Ah In, Hong Soo Hyun, Sung Dong Il, KARA’s Han Seung Yeon, and many other. The drama will portray Jang Hee Bin as a woman involved in fashion design and cosmetics-making in the Joseon Dynasty, without any political inclinations. Jang Hee Bin isn’t a political tool or sacrificial lamb, and will show her own dreams and love life as a woman to viewers.
The production team wants to make the drama into a traditional love story, and this was a major influence in the final decision to rename the drama’s title to just ‘Jang Ok Jung’. In order to realize her love for Suk Jong (Yoo Ah In), Jang Ok Jung had to become the Queen, and their love story will undoubtedly be the main highlight of the entire drama.
The new drama will be the 9th iteration of Jang Hee Bin and we will wait to see exactly what sort of image it will be presenting on the small screen.
‘Jang Ok Jung’ will succeed ‘Queen of Ambition’ and make its debut in early April.
By: Kang Hyo Jung