An exiled princess must overcome a formidable enemy to rise to become the first female ruler of the Silla kingdom. Princess Deokman (Lee Yo Won) and Princess Cheonmyeong (Park Ye Jin) are twins born into the royal family. But a bad prophesy results in Princess Deokman being cast out of the palace as a child and abandoned. Years later when she returns to the palace, Princess Deokman joins forces with her twin sister to fight Lady Mishil (Go Hyun Jung), a royal concubine who has risen to become the second highest-ranking official and wants to seize total power from the King. Lady Mishil tries to have both princesses exiled from the palace and eventually succeeds in having Princess Cheonmyeong assassinated. With the help of General Kim Yushin (Uhm Tae Woong), Princess Deokman is able to stop Lady Mishil and becomes Queen Seon Deok, the first female ruler of the Silla kingdom. “The Great Queen Seon Deok” is a South Korean historical drama series that was the top-watched drama during its run in 2009. It also received numerous accolades, sweeping all the top awards at the 2009 MBC Drama Awards.