I’m in the mood for a good romantic fantasy drama and Korean drama Tale of the Nine Tailed (2020) is looking like it might fulfill that slot. It stars Lee Dong Wook (Goblin ) and Kim Bum (That Winter, The Wind Blows) as gumihos and Jo Bo Ah (My Strange Hero (2018)) as a tv producer who’s interested in myths, like gumihos. This is a tvN drama which airs October 7, 2020 and it should be English subbed.
Synopsis: The story features the mythical nine-tailed fox, or gumiho, Lee Rang who has just settled in the city. Able to transform into human form, he goes about cleansing human spirits, all the while creating havoc. Enter the talented television producer Nam Ji Ah whose current show features urban myths. With nerves of steel, she will stop at nothing to secure unusual, if not dangerous, subject matter to showcase. She sets her sights on Lee Rang who appears just too good to be true; irresistibly handsome, intelligent, fit; in fact the ideal guest. But his heartlessness will render doubt in her that he is indeed of this world. Step-brother to Lee Rang is the captivating Lee Yeon, reputed to be the most dangerous of all gumihos living among humans. Despite being half-human himself, he harbors a deep-seated contempt for all people. For sport, he will unleash his seductive prowess upon his human-du-jour, by promising to grant them their wishes, only to trick them into paying a hefty price for their earthly desires. (Source: Lee Cox at MyDramaList)(Source: mydramalist.com)
The director of Tale of the Nine Tailed (2020) is Kang Shin Hyo and he worked together with screenwriter Han Woo Ri on 2018’s Children of a Lesser God before so they’ve had experience working together. There aren’t a lot of dramas based on gumihos, less then 10, which is too bad because I’ve always felt they’re a very interesting legendary creature ever since watching My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (2010) (which is a great romantic comedy by the way, for those looking for more gumiho love.) Let’s hope this will be another winner!