Legend of the blue sea
The Legend Of The Blue Sea episode 1 will be aired on SBS this Wednesday, November 16, at 10pm KST.Twitter/SBSNOW

Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji-hyun starrer period drama The Legend Of The Blue Sea will be premiered this Wednesday, November 16, at 10 pm KST on SBS. Apart from introducing the lead characters, episode 1 might also take its viewers through a roller coaster of events.

The period drama is based on a Korean legend about a fisherman and a mermaid who lived during the Joseon era. While introducing a skilled conman named Heo Joon-jae, the show will also feature the romance between a nobleman from the Dam-lim family and a mermaid named Shim Chung in the flashback sequence.

From the promos and the teaser images released by SBS, it can be assumed that the mini-series has more to do with re-birth of the lead characters in modern days. At the same time, it will focus on how they connect with each other and help in hard times.

With a star-studded cast and an interesting storyline, the period drama is expected to top the television rating charts in Korea. Click here to watch The Legend Of The Blue Sea episode 1 via live streaming. The premiere episode will also be available online here.

The male protagonist Heo Joon-jae will be played by Lee Min Ho and the female lead Shim Chung will be portrayed by Jun Ji-hyun. Child and teenage Shim Chung will be represented onscreen by Kal So-won and Shin Eun-soo. The young ages of Heo Joon-jae will be portrayed by Jeon Jin-seo and Park Jin-young.

Other cast members of the mini-series include Lee Hee-joon as Jo Nam-doo, Shin Hye-sun as Cha Si-a, Lee Ji-hoon as Heo Chi-hyun, Moon So-ri as Ahn Jin-jo, Choi Jung-woo as Heo Gil-joong, Shin Won-ho as Tae-O, Hwang Shin-hye as Kang Seo-hee and Park Hae-soo as Hong Dong-pyo.

Watch the trailer for The Legend Of The Blue Sea episode 1 below: