botwg has been confirmed to air on tvn every monday and tuesday starting on july 3, 2017. it will contain 16 episodes. the plot-line has been updated: the drama surrounds a female doctor named soah (shin sekyung) who gets offered as a sacrifice to the reincarnation of the water god, habaek (nam joohyuk), and becomes his slave. lim juhwan has been confirmed to play the supporting role of hooye, habaek’s main rival. krystal’s character name has been changed from mura, witch of the chungyo mountains (the original name in the manhwa) to hyera. hyera is a goddess who has lived among human beings for hundred of years. because of her beauty, she becomes an actress. she has a one-sided love for habaek, and dislikes soah. hyera was previously considered to be human, but is now confirmed to be a goddess.
special guest appearances by kang haneul and yang donggeun have also been confirmed after some speculation! shooting for the drama officially began in march 2017 and should wrap up within the next few weeks.
As “Bride of the Water God” nears its premiere date, the drama has revealed more stills and individual character posters of the cast!
The posters, which were released on June 23, show each of the characters as well as a short tagline. Shin Se Kyung’s poster shows her character wearing a soft, white dress along with the caption, “I don’t have time to scan other people’s circumstances.”