Tale of the Nine Tailed

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Tale of the Nine Tailed
Tale of the Nine Tailed.jpg
Promotional poster
Developed byStudio Dragon
Written byHan Woo-ri
Directed byKang Shin-hyo
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Executive producer(s)Kim Young kyu
Producer(s)Park Jin-hyung
Park Seung-woo
Running time65-70 minutes
Production company(s)HOW Pictures
Original networktvN
Original releaseOctober 7, 2020 (2020-10-07) –
present (present)
External links

Tale of the Nine Tailed (Korean구미호뎐; RRGumihodyeon) is a South Korean television drama starring Lee Dong-wook, Jo Bo-ah, Kim Bum and Kim Yong-ji.[1][2] It premiered on tvN on October 7, 2020, and airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:30 (KST).[3]


Tale of the Nine Tailed is a fantasy drama series about a gumiho who settles into the city and a producer who is after it.



  • Lee Dong-wook as Lee Yeon, the mythical nine-tailed fox[4]
  • Jo Bo-ah as Nam Ji-ah/Ah-eum, producer of a broadcasting company whose current show features urban myths
    • Park Da-yeon as young Nam Ji-ah/Ah-eum
  • Kim Bum as Lee Rang, Lee Yeon's half brother[5]
  • Kim Yong-ji as Ki Yoo-ri,[6] Lee Rang's servant and a director at a huge department store


People around Lee Yeon[edit]

Nam Ji-ah's family[edit]

  • Kim Hee-jung as Lee Young-sun, Nam Ji-ah's mother
  • Song Young-kyu as Nam Jong-soo, Nam Ji-ah's father

TVC Station[edit]

  • Jung Yi-seo as Kim Sae-rom
  • Kim Kang-min as Pyu Jae-hwan, a PD assistant
  • Joo Suk-tae as Team Leader Choi


  • Jang Won-hyung as Baek Si-woo, a detective
  • Kim Soo-jin as Bok Hye-ja, The Snail Bride Restaurant owner

Special appearances[edit]

  • Lee Jung-min as bride who hides her true nature (Ep. 1)
  • Jung Si-yul as Kim Soo-oh, kid at the park (Ep. 1)
  • Chu Ye-jin as Jung Soo-young (Ep. 1)
  • Woo Hyun as mysterious drunk man Nam Ji-ah's meets at the bus stop (Ep. 1)


  • This drama marks Kim Bum's small screen comeback after 4 years.[7]


According to Kdramapal, the series has been a hot topic in many social platforms since its announcement because of its strong lineup of actors.[8]

The poster of the television series was unveiled by Lee Dong-wook and Jo Bo-ah on September 9, 2020, which was termed as "Rhapsody of intense affection".[9]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Tale of the Nine Tailed OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists

Part 1[edit]

Released on October 7, 2020 (2020-10-07)
1."Blue Moon"Jayins
  • Jayins
  • Naiv
Kim Jong-wan (Nell)3:37
2."Blue Moon" (Inst.) 
  • Jayins
  • Naiv
Total length:7:14

Part 2[edit]

Released on October 15, 2020 (2020-10-15)
1."I'll Be There"DailogDailogShownu (Monsta X)3:28
2."I'll Be There" (Inst.) Dailog 3:28
Total length:6:56


Tale of the Nine Tailed : South Korea viewers per episode (millions)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Media Research.[10]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
(AGB Nielsen)[10]
Nationwide Seoul
1 October 7, 2020 5.804% (1st) 6.479% (1st)
2 October 8, 2020 5.557% (1st) 6.222% (1st)
3 October 14, 2020 5.588% (1st) 5.988% (1st)
4 October 15, 2020 5.511% (1st) 6.075% (1st)
5 October 21, 2020
6 October 22, 2020
7 October 28, 2020
8 October 29, 2020
9 November 4, 2020
10 November 5, 2020
11 November 11, 2020
12 November 12, 2020
13 November 18, 2020
14 November 19, 2020
15 November 25, 2020
16 November 26, 2020
Average % %
  • The blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).

International broadcast[edit]

The series will also be available with multi-languages subtitles on iQIYI in South East Asia and Taiwan. The series is also available to an international audience on Viki Rakuten.


  1. ^ 수정: 2019.12.26 15:53, 입력: 2019 12 26 15:47 (2019-12-26). "이동욱X조보아, 드라마 '구미호뎐' 주연으로 캐스팅" [Lee Dong-wook and Jo Bo-ah Confirm Starring Roles in "Tale of the Nine Tailed"]. sports.khan.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  2. ^ "김범, tvN '구미호뎐' 합류...이동욱과 호흡 [공식]" [Kim Bum in "Tale of the Nine Tailed" With Lee Dong-wook]. TV리포트. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  3. ^ Lim, Jang-won (October 11, 2020). "3 Wednesday-Thursday dramas kick off together". The Korea Herald. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  4. ^ Seonghyun, Kim (December 12, 2019). "tvN "이동욱·조보아 '구미호뎐' 출연 제안"...양측 "검토중"(공식입장)" [tvN “Dong-wook Lee and Bo-ah Jo's proposal to appear in'Gumiho'”... both sides "under review" (official position)]. YTN (in Korean).
  5. ^ Jeong, Han-ho (August 4, 2020). "[S톡] 김범, 4년 만의 드라마 복귀 강렬 캐릭터 예고" [[S Talk] Kim Beom, a character that will return to drama after 4 years]. Star Daily News.
  6. ^ Hong, Se-young (June 25, 2020). "김용지 측 "'구미호뎐' 출연확정"…이동욱·조보아와 연기호흡 [공식입장]" [Kim Yong-ji in "Tale of the Nine Tailed"]. Donga.com.
  7. ^ Tribuana, Lintang (April 11, 2020). "The Tale of Gumiho, Drama Comeback Kim Bum dalam 4 Tahun". Okezone (in Indonesian). Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  8. ^ Luna (2020-09-07). "Kim Bum captures attention with his deadly smile in new stills from 'Tale of the Nine Tailed'". Kdramapal. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  9. ^ Lee, Woo-joo (September 9, 2020). "'구미호뎐' 이동욱X조보아, 메인 포스터 공개...격한 애정의 랩소디" ['Gumiho' Lee Dong-wook X Jo Boa unveils main poster...Rhapsody of intense affection]. Sports Chosun (in Korean).
  10. ^ a b "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved October 7, 2020.

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