“The King’s Affection” (Historical romance) Kdrama 2021 | Cast | Synopsis | Preview & more

Overview: “The King’s Affection” kdrama is a KBS2 & Netflix original drama series that released on 11 October 2021. It will tell the story of Lee Hwi who is disguised as king at her brother’s place. “The King’s Affection” stars Park Eun Bin, Rowoon, Nam Yoon Su, Bae Yoon Kyung, Choi Byung Chan in the main cast. It is available to watch online on streaming platform Netflix*.

Table of Contents

  • Synopsis
  • Genre
  • Cast
  • Air Time & Schedule
  • Episodes & Ratings
  • Still Cuts
  • Notes & Facts
  • Where To Watch Online?
  • OST
  • Trailers & Clips
  • Similar K-Dramas


The kdrama “The King’s Affection” story goes like this. The king is blessed with twins, one male and one female. One of them is Lee Hwi. She is soon abandoned as she is a girl. But fate takes turn and her brother dies. Now, she disguises herself as a male so that she can become crown prince in her brother’s place. Lee Hwi is skilled with literary and martial arts.

While hiding her identity from the rest of the world, she gets attracted to her handsome teacher Jung Ji Woon. He is from sikangwon (a government office for the sole purpose of educating crown princes). Jung Ji Woon is optimistic in nature and wants to go on his path.


Historical, Romance

Main Cast & Characters

  • Park Eun Bin as Lee Hwi
  • – Choi Myung Bin as Lee Hwi (young)
  • Rowoon as Jung Ji Woon
  • – Go Woo Rim as Jung Ji Woon (young)
  • Nam Yoon Soo as Lee Hyun
  • Choi Byung Chan as Kim Ga On
  • Bae Yoon Kyung as Shin So Eun
  • Jung Chae Yeon as No Ha Kyung

Supporting Cast

  • Lee Pil Mo as King Ye Jong (Hwi’s father)
  • Bae Soo Bin as Jung Seok Jo (Ji Woon’s father)
  • Kim In Kwon as Yang Moon Soo (Lee Hwi’s teacher)
  • Park Eun Hye as Ji Woon’s mother (Madam Kim)
  • Kim Seo Ha as Prince Changwoon (Hwi’s Uncle)
  • Lee Il Hwa as King Yejong’s mother (Grand Queen Dowager)
  • Kim Jae Chul as Yoon Hyung Chul (Ye Jong’s guard warrior)
  • Na Sang Bo as Park Beom Doo
  • Kim Taek as Prince Won San (Hyun’s older brother)
  • Sung Nam as Prince Chang Cheon
  • Baek Hyun Joo as Kim Sang Gung
  • Jang Se Hyun as Jil Geum
  • Yoon Je Moon as Han Ki Jae
  • Kim Min Seok
  • Go Kyu Pil

Air Time & Schedule

New Episodes every Monday & Tuesday at 9:30 PM K.S.T

Episodes & Ratings

“The King’s Affection” Korean drama will have a total of 20 episodes.

Still Cuts (more at Official Site)

Park Eun bin in the king's affection
Rowoon the king's affection
Park Eun bin as the king drama
The king's affection funny scene
Funny Rowoon

Notes & Facts

  • “The King’s Affection” is based on a manwa (comic) by Lee So Young called “Yeonmo”.
  • Park Eun Bin earlier starred in Korean drama “Do You Like Brahms?” (2020).
  • Rowoon earlier starred in Korean drama “She Would Never Know” (2021).
  • Nam Yoon Su earlier appeared in Korean drama “Beyond Evil” (2021).
  • Choi Byung Chan earlier starred in Korean drama “Live On” (2020).
  • Bae Yoon Kyung earlier appeared in Korean drama “Undercover” (2021).
  • Jung Chae Yeon earlier starred in Korean drama “My First First Love 2” (2019).
  • Directors: Song Hyun Wook, Lee Hyun Suk
  • Screenwriter: Han Hee Jung

Where To Watch Online?

You can watch “The King’s Affection” on Netflix here.

OST List


Trailers & Clips

Episodes 1, 2, 3,……, Highlights

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  2. The Tale of Nokdu (2019)
  3. Love In The Moonlight (2016)

*Drama is subject to regional availability.