Netflix 'The King's Affection': Release date, spoilers and all about romantic K-drama
The entire world has been taken by storm by the Korean entertainment industry and whether it is music or TV shows, the Koreans sure know how to sweep viewers off their feet with the entertaining source material. Netflix has also helped the Korean industry to flourish more as it continues to expand its operations in foreign territories.
There have been a massive increase in the viewership of K-dramas and fans are always asking for more. That’s why Netflix keeps on updating its catalog with new Korean shows to cater to the audience. Shows like ‘Mad for Each Other’, ‘Hospital Playlist’, and ‘So Not worth It’ have been some of the finest K-drama currently streaming on the streaming giant and it certainly is in no mood to stop at all.
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The latest addition to Netflix’s international catalog is ‘The King’s Affection’, an upcoming Korean show that revolves around an abandoned female twin of the crown prince who recently passed away. Hiding her true identity, Yi Hwi’s (Park Eun Bin) life changes when she meets Jung Ji-Woon (Rowoon) through her royal lectures. The duo falls in love with each other as they face a destiny that cannot be avoided.
Here’s everything we know about the upcoming K-drama.
Release date and how to watch
The first season of ‘The King’s Affection’ will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on Monday, October 11. According to the Netflix press site, the Korean romance drama will be available for streaming at 3:01 am EST. You can also watch it by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant. A premium plan that allows more people to watch the service on different screens simultaneously, costs $18 per month. Meanwhile, the basic US plan costs $9 per month.
"The show tells the story of how the abandoned female twin ends up disguising herself as her crown prince brother who passed away. Disguised crown prince Yi Hwi (Park Eun Bin) and her teacher Jung Ji-un (Rowoon) become fatefully intertwined with one another. Hiding her true identity and carrying a burdensome secret under the weight of the large ceremonial robes, crown prince Yi Hwi’s world changes when she meets Jung Ji-Woon through her royal lectures. While hiding that she is a woman, she meets a pure man in the palace setting which can be a cutthroat yet romantic place. As their love and affection for each other blooms and their feelings deepen, they face a destiny that they cannot avoid.”
Park Eun Bin will be playing the role of Yi Hwi on the show while the South Korean singer Rowoon will be seen portraying the character of Jung Ji-Woon on the show.
Eun Bin is regarded as one of the finest talents of the Korean entertainment industry and has given many award-worthy performances. She started working at the age of 5 and acted in several TV shows as a child actress. Her first leading role came in 2012 with the TV series ‘Operation Proposal’. However, she gained recognition after being cast as Song Ji-won in the television show ‘Hello, My Twenties!’ Later that year, she appeared on ‘Father, I’ll Take Care of You’ as well and got nominated in the Best New Actress category at the Korean Drama Awards.
On the other hand, Rowoon started his professional career as a musician. In 2016, he debuted with the group 'SF9' and took the world by storm through his magical voice. He began his acting career in 2017 with the TV series ‘School 2017’. However, his moment of glory came in 2019 when he was cast as Ha-ru in the TV series ‘Extraordinary You’, for which he won the Best New Actor accolade at the MBC Drama Awards.
Other actors to appear on the show are Bae Yoon Kyung and Choi Byung chan et al.
Based on the comic book series ‘Yeonmo’ written by Lee So-young, the upcoming K-drama is developed for Netflix by Han Hee-Jung. On the other hand, the show is being helmed by Song Hyun-Wook.
Story Hunter Production and Monster Union serve as producers on the show.
You can watch the trailer here.
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