Lovers of the Red Sky – Cast & Summary

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Lovers of the Red Sky - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review

Lovers of the Red Sky or also can be called Red Sky, starting airing August 30, 2021 on SBS

Originally, the idea behind this drama is from the Hong Cheon Ki, a novel which is written by South Korean novelist, Jung Eun Gwol. Hong Cheon Ki herself is actually a Korean historical figure.

This Korean Drama has two lead actors, Kim You Jung as the female lead and Ahn Hyo Seop as the male lead.

Kim You Jung had starred in some dramas, such as Clean with Passion For Now (2018), and Backstreet Rookie (2020).

Meanwhile, Ahn Hyo Seop, had become the lead male actor for Top Management (2018), Abyss (2019), and Dr. Romantic 2 (2020).

The schedule of Lovers of the Red Sky is on every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 KST and replaces the previous SBS drama, Racket Boys.

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  • Title: Lovers of the Red Sky / 홍천기
  • Also Known As: Red Sky / Hongcheonki
  • Genre: Historical, Romance, Fantasy
  • Country: South Korea
  • Director: Jang Tae Yoo
  • Producer: Han Jeong Hwan, Lee Gwang Soon, Seo Gyun
  • Screenwriter: Jung Eun Gwol (novel), Ha Eun
  • Production Companies: StudioS (SBS), Studio Taeyou
  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes: 16
  • Air Dates: August 30, 2021 – October 26, 2021
  • Air Time: Monday and Tuesday, 22:00 KST
Lovers of the Red Sky - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review

Synopsis of Lovers of the Red Sky

Majorly, this drama tells us the story of two lovers, Hong Cheon Ki (Kim You Jung) and Ha Ram (Ahn Hyo Seop).

Cheon Ki is a genius painter in the Joseon era. Because of her amazing talent in painting, she was chosen by Dohwaseo to be the first female painter.

Not only has amazing painting talent, but Cheon Ki also owns a dazzling appearance and personality.

Someday, Cheon Ki started to meet someone who changes her life, Ha Ram.

Ha Ram is a Seowoongwan’s officer who has a responsibility in astronomy, meteorology, geography, and art of divination field. But unfortunately, he is blind because of a past accident in her childhood.

Ha Ram’s charm later makes Cheon Ki falls deeply to him.

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Main Cast

Lovers of the Red Sky - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review

Kim You Jung as Hong Cheon Ki

A Joseon’s grand painter was born blind but eventually, she could have sight because of the miracle of God.

Lovers of the Red Sky - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review

Ahn Hyo Seop as Ha Ram

An astrologer with a red blind eye and survive the life by Demon King’s power.

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Gong Myung as Grand Prince Yangmyeong

A free-spirit person who really stands for a romantic life, but actually he feels the loneliness inside his soul.

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Kwak Si Yang as Grand Prince Juhyang

A confident and powerful person that has the vision to be the king of Joseon.

Supporting Cast

Royal Palace

  • Cho Seong Ha as King Seongjo
  • Jeon Kuk Hwan as King Yeongjong
  • Kim Jung Chul as Grand Prince Yangmyung / Lee Yul
  • Park Sang Hoon as Grand Prince Juhyang / Lee Hoo
  • Seo Sang Won as Yoon Tae Hwa, Hye Jin’s father
  • Woo Mi Hwa as Lee Myung Shin, Hye Jin’s stepmother
  • Kim Ik Tae as Kang Hee
  • Seo Myung Chan as Maeng Ja Hyung
  • Jang Yong Bok as chief eunuch

Shin Gwi Ma

  • Moon Sook as God Samshin
  • Jo Ye Rin as God Tiger

Baekyu Painters Society

  • Kim Kwang Kyu as Choi Won Ho
  • Yoon Sa Bong as Ms. Gyeonju
  • Jung Young Ki as Kang Chun Bok
  • Hong Jin Gi as Cha Young Wook
  • Hong Kyung as Choi Jung
  • Park Jung Hak as Kan Yoon Guk

Hong Cheon Ki’s family

  • Choi KwangIl as Hong Eun O
  • Yun SeoJeong as Kim Deok Sim
  • Lee NamGyeong as Hong Cheon Ki (child)

Ha Ram’s family

  • Han SangJin as Ha Sung Jin
  • Choi Seung Hoon as Ha Ram (child)
  • Han Ji Eun as Ha Ram’s mother

Gohwawon People

  • Jang Hyun Sung as Ahn Gyeon

Seomugwan People

  • Ri Min as Jubu Jang
  • Bae Myung Jin as Saryeok Park

Wolseongdang Group

  • Yang Hyun Min as Jung Shwen Nae
  • Song Won Seok as Moo Young
  • Kim Hyun Mok as Man Soo

Grand Prince Yangmyung’s Group

  • Ha Nam Woo as Sim Jung Woo
  • Ko Kyu Pil as Go Pil

Grand Prince Juhyang’s Group

  • Chae Gook Hee as Mi Soo
  • Jung Dong Geun as Ahn Young Hwe
  • Lee Sang Un as Seo Ki Jung

Simcheonggak (Courtesan House)

  • Ha Yul Ri as Mae Hyang


  • Jung Chung Gu as oriental medicine seller 
  • Park Jung In

OST (Original Soundtrack)

  • Is It Me – Baekhyun

Trailer of Lovers of the Red Sky