KDrama : The King Loves (2017)

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُه

Title: 왕은 사랑한다 / The King Loves
Also Known as: King in Love
Chinese Title: 戀愛中的王
Genre: Historical, Romance, Melodrama
Episodes: 40 (35 minutes/episode)
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2017-July-17 to 2017-Sep-19
Air time: Mondays & Tuesdays 22:00 (2 episodes back-to-back)

This is a 100% Pre-produced drama. Filming began on 2016-November and finished on 2017-June-15. It’s based on the novel of the same title by Kim Yi Ryung which was first published on 2011-Aug-19 by Paranmedia.
Wang Won (Im Shi Wan) is the Crown Prince during the Goryeo Dynasty who harbors an extreme lust for power. His childhood friend, Wang Rin (Hong Jong Hyun), is his trusted ally and bodyguard. When they meet Eun San (Im Yoon Ah), the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the country, they become inseparable friends. But when both Won and Rin fall in love with Eun San, what will happen to their ambitions and friendship?


Main Cast
Im Shi Wan as Wang Won
– Yoon Chan Young as Wang Won (young)
Im Yoon Ah as Eun San
– Lee Seo Yeon as Eun San (young)
Hong Jong Hyun as Wang Rin
– Nam Da Reum as Wang Rin (young)
Oh Min Suk as Song In

People around Wang Won
Jung Bo Suk as King Chungnyeol
Jang Young Nam as Queen Jangmok
Uhm Hyo Sup as Lee Seung Hyoo
Park Hwan Hee as Dan
Jae Ho as Jin Quan
Ki Do Hun as Jang Eui

People around Eun San
Lee Ki Young as Eun Young Baek
Park Ji Hyun as Bi Yeon
– Song Soo Hyun as Bi Yeon (young)

People around Wang Rin
Kim Ho Jin as Wang Young
Yoon Jong Hoon as Wang Jeon

People around Song In
Choo Soo Hyun as Ok Boo Yong

Choi Jong Hwan as Song Bang Young
Ahn Se Ha as Gae Won
Kim Kyung Jin as Yeom Bol
Kim Jung Wook
Kim Byung Choon

Production Credits
Production Company: U-Story9, Tencent
Director: Kim Sang Hyup
Screenwriter: Song Ji Na, Park Chan Kyung, No Sun Jae

– The drama is invested by Chinese company Tencent.
– This is Im Shi Wan‘s last project before he enlists in the military in 2017.


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