Cinderella and the Four Knights is based on the novel “Cinderellawa Nemyungui Kisa” by Baek Myo which was first published on 2011-November-4 by BandiBooks. The series was fully pre-produced before its premiere.
Eun Ha Won (Park So Dam) is a high school student who dreams to be a veterinarian, but needs money for her education. She ends up living in a mansion, Sky House, with three third-generation chaebol cousins under same conditions.
Kang Hyun Min (Ahn Jae Hyun) is a playboy plutocrat who does whatever he wants while Kang Ji Woon (Jung Il Woo) is soft hearted but lonely and wild-child rebel who rises in status to a member of the royal family in the Sky House. The third cousin, Kang Seo Woo (Lee Jung Shin), is a top singer-songwriter who is gentle and kind to Ha Won.
- Drama: Cinderella and the Four Knights
- Revised romanization: Cinderellawa Ne Myungui Gisa
- Hangul: 신데렐라와 네 명의 기사
- Director: Kwon Hyuk-Chan
- Writer: Baek Myo (novel), Min Ji-Eun, Won Young-Sil, Lee Seung-Jin
- Network: tvN
- Episodes: 16
- Release Date: August 12 – October 1, 2016
Eun Ha-Won (Park So-Dam) is in the third grade of high school. She hopes to become a teacher which her late mother always wished for (her mother died in a car accident). Ha-Won has a bright personality and a strong set of morals, but she is unhappy at home. She’s unattached from her father, step-mother and step-sister and also mistreated. Ha-Won works various part-time jobs to pay for her upcoming university tuition fees. She knows she needs to make more money to pay for the storage of her mother’s ashes at the cemetery. Her mother’s ashes were recently removed because of unpaid bills.
Meanwhile, Ji-Woon (Jung Il-Woo), Hyun-Min (Ahn Jae-Hyeon) and Seo-Woo (Lee Jung-Shin) are spoiled cousins and live together in the mansion Sky House. With their different personalities – Ji-Woon is a tough guy, Hyun-Min is a playboy and Seo-Woo is a musician – they don’t like each other at all. Additionally, Ji-Woon likes Hye-Ji (Son Na-Eun) who likes Hyun-Min.
One day, their grandfather (Kim Yong-Geon) orders his 3 grandsons to attend his 5th wedding ceremony. Hyun-Min doesn’t want to go, but he hires Ha-Won for 3 hours and takes her to his grandfather’s wedding ceremony. His plan is to upstage his grandfather’s wedding ceremony with the surprise appearance of Ha-Won. There, the grandfather witnesses Ha-Won’s no-nonsense attitude towards Hyun-Min and decides to hire her as a live-in butler at the Sky House. He hopes she is able to change the ways of his grandsons.
- Cinderella and Four Knights Torrent Files takes over the tvN Fri & Sat 23:00 time slot and followed by “Entourage” November 4, 2016.