Dream of the Emperor

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Dream of the Emperor
The King's Dream (대왕의 꿈) - poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as
  • The King's Dream
  • Dream of the King
Written byYoo Dong-yoon
Kim Seon-deok
Directed byShin Chang-seok
Kim Sang-hwi
StarringChoi Soo-jong
Kim Yu-seok
Park Joo-mi
Hong Eun-hee
Lee Young-ah
Jang Dong-jik
Opening theme"The Heart's Road" by Jessica Jung[1][2][3]
Country of originSouth Korea
No. of episodes70 + 5 specials
Executive producerKim Hyung-il
ProducerHan Joon-seo
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeSaturdays and Sundays at 21:40 (KST)
Production companyKBS Drama Production Bureau
Original networkKorean Broadcasting System
Original releaseSeptember 8, 2012 (2012-09-08) –
June 9, 2013 (2013-06-09)
Preceded byGwanggaeto, The Great Conqueror
Followed byJeong Do-jeon
Korean name
Revised RomanizationDaewang-ui Kkum
McCune–ReischauerTaewang'ŭi Kkum

Dream of the Emperor (Korean대왕의 꿈; RRDaewang-ui Kkum; lit. The Great King's Dream) is a South Korean television series that aired on KBS1 from September 8, 2012 to June 9, 2013 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:40 for 70 episodes.


Kim Chun-chu is the grandson of King Jinji, but when his grandfather is overthrown, Chun-chu is denied the chance to become a successor to the throne of Silla. He later meets Kim Yu-shin, and the two men begin a friendship. Chun-chu later becomes King Muyeol, the 29th Silla monarch who leads the unification of three ancient Kingdoms – Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla, while Kim Yu-shin becomes one of the greatest generals in Korean history.[4]


Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

Kim Chun-chu's family
Kim Yushin's family
  • Choi Il-hwa as Kim Seo-hyeon (Yu-shin's father)
    • Kim Dong-yoon as young Seo-hyeon
  • Kim Ye-ryeong as Lady Man-myeong (Yu-shin's mother)
    • Kim Hyung-mi as young Man-myeong
  • Min Ji-ah as Kim Bo-hui (Yu-shin's sister)
  • Park Jae-woong as Kim Heum-sun (Yu-shin's younger brother)
  • Kim Hyun-sook as Lady Jaemae
  • Kim Dong-yoon as Kim Sam-kwang
  • Baek Seung-woo as Kim Won-sul
  • Lee Seul-bi as Lady Jiso (Yu-shin's third wife and Chun-chu's daughter)
Silla Royal Family
Silla nobles and politicians
  • Im Hyuk as Kim Al-cheon
  • Seo In-seok as Suk Eul-jong
  • Lee Woo-suk as Lord Eul-je
  • Choi Cheol-ho as Bi-dam
  • Park Chil-yong as Kim Hu-jik
  • Yang Jae-sung as Im Jong
  • Lee Il-jae as Ho-rim
  • Bae Do-hwan as Yeom Jang
    • Kim Ki-doo as young Yeom Jang
  • Baek Jae-jin as Man-chun
  • Kang Ji-hoo as Yeom Jong
  • Kim Myung-gook as Geum Kang
  • Lee Won-seok as Sa-jin
Silla's renaissance
  • Kim Hyuk as Geom Goon
  • Choi Wang-soon as Ye Won
  • Lee Myung-ho as Yang Do
  • Jung Wook as Goon Kwan
  • Yoo Min-ho as Chun Kwang
  • Yoon Hong-bin as Kwan Chang
  • Kim Ji-hoon as Ban Gul
  • Lee Won-bal as Kim Pu-mil
  • Choi Kyu-hwan as Kim Jin-ju
  • Jung Dong-kyu as Kim Jin-heum
Other Silla figures
  • Lee Dae-ro as Monk Wongwang
  • Jo Jae-wan as Baek Seok
  • Choi Beom-ho as Chan-deok
  • Lee Chul-min as Chil-suk
  • Yeom Cheol-ho as Seok-pum
  • Kim Hong-pyo as Kim Pum-seok
  • Lee Byung-wook as Geom Il
  • Kim Tae-hyung as Kang-su
  • Kim Hyung-il as Dong Ta-cheon
  • Jang Dong-jik as Bi-hyeong
  • Kim Kyung-ryong as Nan-seung
  • Lee Jung-yong as Gil-dal
  • Noh Young-jo as young On Goon-hae
  • Lee Se-young as Chun Gwan-nyeo
  • Kim Jin-yi as Si-noh
  • Hong Soo-ah as Yeon-hwa[16]
  • Lee Ah-yi as Cha-bi
  • Jang Joon-nyung as Mo-cheok
  • Maya as Ho-rang
  • Kim Hyun-jung as Myo-rang
Tang Dynasty
  • Yoon Seung-won as Emperor Taizong of Tang
  • Seo Dong-soo as Emperor Gaozong of Tang
  • Jung Heung-chae as So Jeong-bang
  • Bang Hyung-joo as Dong Bo-ryang
  • Sun Dong-hyuk as Yu In-won
  • Kim Young Sun as Yu In-gwe
  • Choi Nak-hee as Son In-sa
  • Oh Sang-hoon as Tang commander


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  2. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (6 September 2012). "Jessica sings for KBS drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-07-26.
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