River Where The Moon Rises (2021) Cast & Summary

“River Where The Moon Rises” is a historical romance drama.

Popular actress Kim SoHyun and actor Ji Soo are taking the lead roles. She previously acted in dramas such as “Who Are You: School 2015” and “Love Alarm”. The actress is experienced with historical dramas (“Moon Embracing the Sun”, “The Emperor: Owner of the Mask” and “The Tale of Nokdu”).

Ji Soo and Kim SoHyun already acted together in the drama “Page Turner”. Ji Soo also acted in the hit historical drama “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” and in dramas such as “Strong Girl BongSoon” and “My First First Love”.

Kang HaNeul is taking on a special supporting character (appearance). He also already acted with Ji Soo in “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” and starred in “Misaeng” and “When The Camellia Blooms”. Lee JiHoon (“Legend of the Blue Sea”, “The Hymn of Death”, “Rookie Historian Goo HaeRyung”) and Choi YuHwa (“Life”, “My Dangerous Wife”) are also lead actors.

The drama will be recreating the famous Goguryeo traditional story of PyeongGang and OnDal.

The director Yoon SangHo (“Kingmaker: The Change of Destiny”, “Different Dreams”, “Saimdang, Memoir of Colors”) and writer Han JiHoon (“Last”, “Night Light”, “Dr. Jin”, “Time Between Dog and Wolf”, “Woman of 9.9 Billion”) are in charge.

River Where The Moon Rises (2021)


  • Title: River Where The Moon Rises /Dari tteuneun gang / 달이 뜨는 강
  • Director: Yoon SangHo
  • Writer: Han JiHoon
  • Network: KBS
  • Runtime: From Feb. 15
  • # of Episodes: 20
  • Genre: Romance, Historical
  • Language: Korean


It tells the pure love story of Princess PyeongGang whose life was all about Goguryeo and of General Ondal who made history with his love. They did not give in to fate.

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Kim SoHyun as Princess PyeongGang / Yeom KaJin

She is an ambitious woman who aims to make Goguryeo stands right again and dreams to become the first empress. She is the only daughter of the King PyeongWon of Goguryeo. She sincerely desires to protect the country and its people.

She started to be confused by new emotions after meeting OnDal.

 Ji Soo as OnDal

He is making foolish sacrifices for Princess PyeongGang. He will become her sword and fulfill her will.

When he was young, he was a passionate and curious boy who loved adventures. Now he is a non-violent man who loves all the things in this world. However, if he has to fight, he can do well with his destructive power. He only fights to protect someone not to take something like others.

Lee JiHoon as Go Geon

An elite general who loves PyeongGang and wants to have her. He has royal vibes.

Choi YuHwa as Hae MoYong

MoYong is a beautiful and meticulous lady who desires to have Goguryeo under her control.

Kang HaNeul as General On Hyup [special appearance]

He is the father of Ondal and a military general.


official posters.

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