Bloody heart

Bloody Heart tells the story of a fictional king, Lee Tae, who has to give up everything in order to hold power in his kingdom, even the woman he loves. Lee Tae believes any action is justifiable to achieve his goal. He wants to rule as an absolute monarch.

Lee Tae is trying to achieve his goal, but he is met with opposition from Park Gye Won, a powerful politician who helped his father overthrow the previous king. Meanwhile, Yoo Jung (Kang Han Na) is forced to become the queen in order to survive the bloody battle at the palace.

  • Young Eun Yoo
  • Pil Ju Park
  • Sang Whi Kim
  • Min Seok Jang
  • Seung Min Baek
  • Eun Mi Hong
  • Jun Lee
    Key Cast
    "Lee Tae"
  • hyeok Jang
    Key Cast
    "Park Gye-won"
  • Han Na Kang
    Key Cast
  • Ji Yeon Park
    Key Cast
    "Lee Tae’s mother"
  • GNG production
    Co production
  • Culture&Story
    Co production
  • Gi Ha Choi
  • Hun Sik Kim
  • InHee Choi
  • Mobi Sound
    Sound recording
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Bulgeun Dansim
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Historical, TV series X 16 episodes
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 10 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 2, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
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Distribution Information
  • Disney Plus
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Young Eun Yoo

The director Yoo has worked at drama center of KBS and directed lots of miniseries and TV films.
Yoo, commenting the scene in which two women confront each other was an unfamiliar picture, emphasized, "The female characters moved not as stones on the board, but as characters playing Go on their own."

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Director Statement

‘Bloody Heart' depicts the process of political confrontation between Lee Tae, the scarecrow king who dreams of becoming an absolute monarch, and begins to fight back against Park Gye-won (Jang Hyuk), the most powerful man in Joseon and the head of anti-government officials.

Director Yoo Young-eun explained, "If you look at the script, the proportion of politics was 80% and the melodrama was 20%."

What sets it apart from other political historical dramas is the subjectivity of the female characters. Yoo-Jung catches the left-hander Park Gye-Won off guard and leaves him helpless, and Queen Choi Ga-Yeon (Park Ji-Yeon) also stands firm as an independent politician, not just Park Gye-Won's helper.

Director Yoo emphasized, "The scene in which two women confront each other was an unfamiliar picture," and emphasized, "The female characters moved not as stones on the checkerboard, but as characters playing Go on their own.“

‘Bloody Heart' revolves around elaborate strategy battles between the characters in the palace, but the driving force behind the politics is the feelings of admiration the characters have. In the play, the love between Lee Tae and Yoo-Jeong, and Park Gye-won and Choi Ga-yeon is depicted.