“The Red Sleeve Cuff” Kdrama 2021 | Cast | Synopsis | Preview & more

Overview: “The Red Sleeve Cuff” Kdrama (also known as “Dress Sleeved Red”) is an MBC original drama series that released on 12 November 2021. It will tell the love story of Joseon King and the Court Lady. “The Red Sleeve Cuff” stars Lee Jun Ho, Lee Se Young and Kang Hoon in the main cast. It is available to watch online on streaming platform Viki*.

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“The Red Sleeve Cuff” Korean drama story goes like this. In the 1700s, crown prince Yi San’s father dies a cruel death. Yi San’s grandfather is the current King, who is behind the death of his father. He is cruel and dies in the future. Now Yi San becomes the King. He decides to be a good King who wants to change the laws for good. But his father’s death always haunts and scares him.

One day, he meets court lady Sung Deok Im and falls in love with her. Yi San truly loves Sung Deok Im and asks her to become his official concubine. At first, Sung Deok Im rejects the offer. She wants to avoid sacrificing her freedom, but later she understands and decides to become one so that she can protect the King.


Historical, Romance, Melodrama

Main Cast & Characters

  • Lee Jun Ho as Lee San, later King Jeongjo
  • Lee Se Young as Sung Duk Im, later Royal Noble Consort Ui
  • Kang Hoon as Hong Duk Ro / Hong Kook Young

Royal family

  • Lee Duk Hwa as King Yeongjo
  • Jang Hee Jin as Queen Jeongsun
  • Kang Mal Geum as Hong Hye Bin, later Lady Hyegyeong
  • Kim Yi Eon as Princess Chung Yun
  • Jo Seung Hee as Princess Chung Sun

Court ladies

  • Park Ji Young as Head Court Lady Jo
  • Ji Eun as Kang Wol Hye
  • Cha Mi Kyung as Court Lady Park

People around Lee San

  • Oh Dae Hwan as Kang Tae Ho
  • Moon Jung Dae as Seo Kye Joong
  • Bae Je Ki as Jung Jae Hwa
  • Kim Kang Min as Kim Doo Sung
  • Yoon Hyo Sik as Crown Prince’s Eunuch

People around Duk Im

  • Jang Hye Jin as Court Lady Seo
  • Lee Min Ji as Kim Bok Yun
  • Ha Yool Ri as Bae Kyung Hee
  • Lee Eun Saem as Son Young Hee

Air Time & Schedule

New Episodes every Friday & Saturday at 10:00 PM KST

Episodes & Ratings

“The Red Sleeve Cuff” Korean drama will have a total of 16 episodes.

Average Ratings: Nationwide, According to Nielsen Korea is 11%

Still Cuts (more at Official Site)

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Notes & Facts

  • “The Red Sleeve Cuff” is based on the novel with same name by Kang Mi Kang which was published on 2017 by Chungeoram.
  • Lee Jun Ho earlier starred in Korean drama “Confession” (2019).
  • Lee Se Young earlier starred in Korean drama “Kairos” (2020).
  • Kang Hoon earlier appeared in Korean drama “You Are My Spring” (2021).

Where To Watch Online?

You can watch “The Red Sleeve Cuff” on Viki here.

OST List

  • I Wish by Wheein
  • Starlight Heart by Ben
  • My Wonderous Miracle by Jeong Si Won
  • I’ll be with you everyday by NU’EST Minhyun
  • Beautiful by Shim Kyu Sun
  • Every step you take by Jeon Sang-geun
  • I’m still by Xia
  • I’ll leave you by Lee Sun Hee
  • Always be your star by Itzy’s Lia

Trailers & Clips

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*Drama is subject to regional availability.

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