Rapid TV News - Netflix to air romantic K-drama
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Streaming giant Netflix is to launch Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung, a Korean historical drama, on 17 July.
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The series is a love story between aspiring historian Goo Hae-ryung, who dreams of a future where all people are equal, and prince Yi Rim, a lonely man who leads a double life as a romance novelist. It is set in the 19th century Joseon Dynasty when everyone is holding onto things of the past. But in order to leave records about the queen’s quarters, which are off limits to male historians, an unprecedented government exam is held to select female historians, and Goo Hae-ryung ends up working at the palace.

Goo Hae-ryung is played by Shin Se-kyung, who is best known for her leading roles in The Bride of Habaek and Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me. Cha Eun-woo, who is known for his role in My ID is Gangnam Beauty, and is also a member of K-pop boy band Astro, plays Yi Rim, a prince who is second in succession to the throne. Yi Rimís father, the king, however, dislikes him and even considers him a threat to the royal family.

Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung is written by Kim Ho-soo and directed by Kang Il-soo and Han Hyun-hee. Netflix will release two episodes weekly, starting from 17 July in most countries in APAC and English territories, while for the rest of the world, from 27 July. In Japan, meanwhile, all episodes will launch at once on 20 September.