Tale of the Nine Tailed (2020)
A gumiho (nine-tailed fox) named Lee Yeon (Lee Dong-wook) abdicated his position as the mountain spirit of Baekdudaegan to search for the reincarnation of his one true love, Ah-eum (Jo Bo-ah). He followed her soul up to the Samdo River and gave her the fox bead as her mark when she is reborn again. Meanwhile, his half-brother Lee Rang (his mother had an affair with Lee Yeon's father) (Kim Bum) was left alone and the mountain unprotected as well. With its guardian gone, humans were able to set fire in the mountains, causing Rang to flee. As a result, he exacted revenge on human beings, even the innocent ones, through various killings. Yeon later reunited with Rang, only to execute the Afterlife Judges' order to punish Rang by death. Rang managed to survive this punishment through the help of a mysterious man. Since then, he developed a deep grudge against his brother for choosing Ah-eum over him and being the mountain's protector. On the other hand, Yeon enlisted his service under Taluipa (Kim Jung-nan) to eradicate supernatural beings that threaten the mortal world in exchange for Ah-eum's reincarnation. Throughout centuries, Yeon encountered several lookalikes of Ah-eum but they do not bear the fox bead. [cont.]
Tale of the Nine Tailed is a South Korean television drama starring Lee Dong-wook, Jo Bo-ah and Kim Bum. It aired on tvN from October 7 to December 3, 2020, every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:30 (KST). A spinoff titled, The Untold Story Of The Tale Of The Nine-Tailed, will make up for the halt in production of Episodes 13 and 14 of the original series to “ensure better production”.