There’s good and potentially bad news around K-actress Lee Young Ae‘s comeback drama Saimdang: Light’s Story. SBS scooped up the drama and scheduled it for October, with an eye towards the drama getting a simultaneous airing in China much like Descendants of the Sun, Uncontrollably Fond, and Moon Lovers. Saimdang wrapped filming in June and is now finished with post-production and the drama is before the Chinese regulatory authorities for approval.
Production insiders are unsure if approval will be given due to the unofficial Chinese THAAD-related ban on Hallyu, which may affect whether SBS will air the drama in October as scheduled. This sounds like a case of unfortunate timing for Saimdang when the other three pre-produced simulcast dramas named above all got through approval before the THAAD kerfluffle. Lee Young Ae is certainly worth waiting for and she’s dropped another beautifully elegant pictorial for JLook Magazine along with a new drama character poster.