In the year of 1762, in the 35th year of King Yeongjo’s rule, crown prince Sado is accused of plotting treason by his biological mother lady Yi. Yeongjo falls into a dilemma as he cannot penalize his own son as a traitor, as it would mean that he would become the father of the very traitor threatening his throne.
The King therefore orders Sado to take his own life. As Sado’s lieges oppose Yeongjo’s decision, Yeongjo makes a dramtic decision that begins eight of the most tragic and iconic days in the history of Joseon Dynasty.
Korean Cultural Centre Australia and Samsung presents
What could have possibly driven a king to kill his own heir? The greatest tragedy in the history of korea unfolds in an outstandingly crafted period drama recounting the historical tale.