A lonely prince writes romantic novels in Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung
Dang, this boy is pretty! I am very much a fan of flower boys in hanboks, and my eyes have received a blessing today. Cha Eun-woo’s (My ID is Gangnam Beauty) latest still cuts from upcoming drama Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung show different aspects of his character, Prince Yi Rim who is second in line for the throne.
Due to the dangers of his birthright, he’s been cloistered away from the outside world, and hidden from the sight of anyone who might harm him in the isolated depths of the palace. Thus, he’s lived a lonely, sheltered life, and because his only way to communicate with the outside world were words, he begins writing. And thus, his secret double life as a popular romantic novelist begins, despite the fact that he is a “motae solo,” meaning single since birth.
Shin Se-kyung (Black Knight) plays the titular character Gu Hae-ryung, who is the first woman historian in Joseon. She’s a bit of a troublemaker, and the drama will chronicle her romantic adventures with the prince as he ventures into the outside world. They will be joined by supporting actors Park Ki-woong (Return), Lee Ji-hoon (Your House Helper), Park Ji-hyun (Dear My Room), Kim Yeo-jin (My Strange Hero), Choi Deok-moon (Doctor Prisoner), and Sung Ji-roo (Hwayugi).
MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung will begin airing on July 17.