It’s been pretty low key in the promotion and buzz around upcoming SBS sageuk drama Saimdang: The Herstory. Other than the initial attention when casting confirmed this drama would be Korean actress Lee Young Ae‘s return to acting in over a decade since headlining the unprecedented worldwide hit drama Dae Jang Geum, the drama settled into quietly pre-filming without getting a confirmed time slot. With Daebak (Jackpot) to follow Six Flying Dragons on Mon-Tues, not sure if SBS wants to keep the sageuk genre going and slot Saimdang in afterwards.
It’s also got big enough names in Lee Young Ae and male lead Song Seung Heon to warrant a Wed-Thurs slot. I’m definitely going to watch for Lee Young Ae’s comeback, she plays a modern day art professor as well as her ancestor who is the historical figure of Saimdang, revered as the mother figure of Confucian ideals in Joseon Korea. There’s a new character poster for Song Seung Heon, who plays her devoted protector and love interest in the drama, and a nicely presented teaser preview that dropped last month in January. I love the artistic presentation of Song Seung Heon in the poster as well as the stylistic visuals in the preview, looks like the production really has its eyes on the ball.
Teaser preview for Saimdang: The Herstory