by Lily Alice, March 28, 2023

tvN has released a new poster of the upcoming K-drama Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938, starring Lee Dong WookKim BumKim So Yeon, and Ryu Kyung Soo, in the leading roles. 

As the title suggests, Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 is set in the year 1938. The gumiho Lee Yeon (Lee Dong Wook) gets entangled in unexpected circumstances which cause him to travel back to the year 1938, the time when the Japanese ruled over the Korean peninsula. There, he reunites with Ryu Hong Joo (Kim So Yeon), a guardian spirit of a mountain in the west, who later - to blend into the world of human beings - becomes the owner of a high-end restaurant in Gyeongseong (old name for Seoul).

Lee Yeon also meets his brother Lee Rang (Kim Bum). Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Lee Yeon gets on the bad side of Cheon Moo Young (Ryu Kyung Soo), a guardian spirit of a mountain in the east who used to be on good terms with the gumiho. Now, Lee Yeon is trapped in the past and struggles to find his way back to the future. 

Most of the cast members from season 1 have reprised their roles and we also have an addition of Kim So Yeon and Ryu Kyung Soo in season 2. 

The first teaser poster of the K-drama portrays Lee Dong Wook standing in the mist with his back towards the front giving a side look, and in the background are the past and future cities of Gyeongseong (Seoul).  As usual, he wears dark clothes and the poster gives an eerie vibe, thereby, hinting we can expect supernatural horror in the drama. 

The screenwriter of Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 is Han Woo Ri, and Kang Shin Hyo and Jo Nam Hyung are the drama's directors. 

When and where to watch the K-drama Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938?

Episode 1 of Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 will be released on May 6. More news is yet to come about the K-drama's broadcast on OTT platforms.