Drama: The Tale of Nokdu (English title) / The Joseon Romantic-Comedy Tale of Nok-Du (literal title)
Revised romanization: Joseonroko Nokdujeon
Hangul: 조선로코 녹두전
Director: Kim Dong-Whee
Writer: Hye Jin Yang (webcomic), Im Ye-Jin, Baek So-Yeon
Release Date: September 30 – November 25, 2019
Runtime: Mon & Tue 22:00
Country: South Korea
Jeon Nok-Du (Jang Dong-Yoon) lives on an island with his father and older brother. He is smart and a good swordsman. Since he was little, his father did not let him study or go to the mainland. One day, his father and older brother are attacked by a group of female assassins. Jeon Nok-Du chases after one of the assassins to the capital. During that time, Jeon Nok-Du meets Dong Dong-Ju (Kim So-Hyun). She wants to shoot the King with her arrow, but Jeon Nok-Du saves her from trouble. Meanwhile, the assassin that Jeon Nok-Du chases goes into a widow village. To find out who and why his family was attacked, Jeon Nok-Du disguises himself as a woman and enters the widow village. There, he meets Dong Dong-Ju again. She is an apprentice to become a gisaeng.
Takes over KBS2’s Monday & Tuesday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “I Wanna Hear Your Song.”
Based on webcomic “Nokdujeon” by Hye Jin Yang (published from December 16, 2014 to July 31, 2018 via comic.naver.com).
First script reading took place June, 2019 at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea.
Two teaser posters for KBS2 drama series “The Tale of Nokdu.”
Ep.9 & 10 did not air on Monday, October 14, 2019 due to airing of a baseball game between SK Wyverns and Kiwoom Heroes. Ep. 9 & 10 aired on Tuesday October 15, 2019 instead.