2PM’s Junho and Lee Se Young have been confirmed to star in the upcoming MBC historical melodrama The Red Sleeve Cuff [working title] as the leads!
Based on a novel of the same name, The Red Sleeve Cuff tells the story of royal noble consort Ui of the Seong clan, the mother of Crown Prince Mun Hyo. Ui began as a court lady but rose to the first senior rank of Bin. The series will show how this twisted and affected her life and a king who put his nation before love. The K-Drama will be directed by Radiant Office‘s Jung Ji In and written by Ruler: Master of the Mask‘s Jung Hae Ri.
Junho will be playing the prideful Yi San, born as the King’s eldest grandson. Yi San constantly puts in the effort to become a good and wise king but is traumatized by his father’s death. Although, when he meets the ambitious court lady Seong Deok Im, he suddenly shows a romantic side he didn’t know he had. As the future King Jeongjo, he becomes conflicted between his nation and love.
The Red Sleeve Cuff will be Junho’s first project since his discharge from the military. His last project was Confession which finished airing in May 2019. Fans are eager to see him back on screen.
Lee Se Young will take the role of court lady Seong Deok Im, who wants to make decisions about her own life rather than be one of the King’s many women. Seong Deok Im, who will one day become the royal noble consort Ui, searches for personal happiness in an environment full of political pressure. Her life drastically changes when she meets Yi San.
We are excited and happy about the meeting of the greatest actors Lee Junho and Lee Se Young, who have exceptional acting skills and unique charms. We will greet viewers with a proper traditional romance K-Drama that is aimed at the viewers’ hearts in the second half of 2021. Please look forward to it.
—The Red Sleeve Cuff Production Team