Key Reasons To Look Forward To SF9’s Rowoon And Park Eun Bin’s Upcoming Historical Drama “The King’s Affection”
Based on the manhwa (Korean comic) of the same name, “The King’s Affection” will tell the story of a pair of royal twins, one male and one female. Although the sister is initially abandoned for being female, she later disguises herself as a man to become the crown prince when her brother dies. Park Eun Bin will star in the drama as Lee Hwi, the crown prince with a shocking secret, while Rowoon will star as male lead Jung Ji Woon, who is Lee Hwi’s teacher.
Since the past, KBS has continued to release hit historical dramas including “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” “Love in the Moonlight,” and “The Tale of Nokdu.” The lineup for the first half of 2021 also included the refreshing story of “Royal Secret Agent” and “River Where the Moon Rises,” which successfully brought folklore to life. In the second half of 2021, “The King’s Affection” is expected to captivate viewers with its remarkable love story.
The upcoming drama will also be the first historical drama by director Song Hyun Wook, who helmed many well-known romance projects including “Beauty Inside,” “Another Oh Hae Young,” and “Marriage, Not Dating.” The director is an expert in the romance genre, subtly portraying the emotions of the couples in detail while also taking care to capture the eye-catching narratives of the other characters surrounding the leads.
Another interesting point in the drama is the topic of a female crown prince. The original webtoon started from the idea of what would happen if there was a woman in the Joseon dynasty who rose to the throne and became king but had to disappear from history because she was female. The drama focuses on the romance that blooms as a fierce battle unfolds between those who want to protect her secret and those who want to reveal the truth.
Furthermore, popular young actors have rounded out the cast to make the drama even more highly anticipated. In addition to the two main leads Park Eun Bin and Rowoon, the drama boasts a star-studded lineup that includes Nam Yoon Su, VICTON’s Byungchan, Bae Yoon Kyung, DIA’s Jung Chaeyeon, and more.
The production team shared, “In addition to the thrilling, secretive, beautiful, and sentimental romance of the ‘Hwi-Woon’ couple, we’re confident that the diverse narratives of the surrounding figures will captivate viewers with a ㅡㅁmagic that will make them want to watch until the end if they’ve seen it once. We hope that viewers feel this magic together in the first episode, which will air soon.”
“The King’s Affection” will premiere on October 11 at 9:30 p.m. KST. Check out a teaser for the drama here!
In the meantime, watch Park Eun Bin in her historical drama “Secret Door” below: