Lee Young Ae Confirmed To Reprise Her Role As Dae Jang Geum After 20 Years + Upcoming Drama Shares Broadcast Plans

Lee Young Ae will be returning with her iconic role as Dae Jang Geum from the classic K-drama “Jewel in the Palace” (also known as “Dae Jang Geum”)!

On January 30, Fantagio confirmed, “The blockbuster historical drama ‘Uinyeo Dae Jang Geum’ (romanized title) is gearing up to start filming in October. With lead actress Lee Young Ae having been cast last year in June, we recently wrapped up signing the contract with the drama scriptwriter.”

“Uinyeo Dae Jang Geum” will delve into the life story of Jang Geum as she becomes a uniyeo (female physician) following the story of MBC’s 2003 drama “Jewel in the Palace.” 2024 marks the drama’s 20th anniversary, making the first filming being this year even more meaningful. The drama is in production with the goal of airing early next year.

Lee Young Ae, who starred as the lead of “Jewel in the Palace,” will once again be taking on the main role after having impressed in numerous other roles including “Saimdang, Light’s Diary,” “Inspector Koo,” “One Fine Spring Day,” “Lady Vengeance,” and most recently “Maestra.”

Are you excited for this upcoming drama? Stay tuned for more updates!

While waiting, watch “Jewel in the Palace” below:

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