SBS’s Saimdang, the Herstory to premiere in October
Upcoming SBS sageuk drama Saimdang, the Herstory finally has a broadcast date. Well, sort of. Lee Young-ae had us Dae Jang Geum fans excited for the past two years about the possibility of seeing her come back to acting after a thirteen-year hiatus, and will finally be returning this fall: SBS has announced that Saimdang will air on the weekends, with its first episode premiering in October. Caveat: This depends on how drama broadcast schedules are affected by the special coverage of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.
Produced by Group Eight, Saimdang captures the story of a brave woman who became a renowned poet-artist in the Joseon era when females were viewed, at best, as second class citizens, and at worst, little more than property. Lee Young-ae will be playing double roles as the titular Shin Saimdang and a modern-day historian who comes across fascinating new aspects about Saimdang’s unconventional life in her research. This drama looks to explore concurrent timelines, using the present-day story to engage with long ago history, in a similar vein to Dream of 400 Years or the 2002 film Possession.
Saimdang’s fictional love interest, played by Song Seung-heon (When a Man Loves), is a free-spirited Gatsby-esque man who falls hard for the main character when one day she appears before him after hopping across his wall.
This drama will be 100% pre-produced, with a run of 30 episodes. Reports state that filming for this project is almost finished and editing will begin in June.
Via Star News