Promotional poster for Queen Insoo
|Also known as||Queen Insu|
|Written by||Jung Ha-yeon|
|Directed by||Lee Tae-gon
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||60|
|Location(s)||Korea, Japan, China|
|Running time||Saturdays and Sundays at 20:55 (KST)|
|Original release||3 December 2011– 24 June 2012|
|Followed by||Childless Comfort|
Queen Insoo (Hangul: 인수대비; RR: Insudaebi) is a 2011 South Korean historical television series, starring Hahm Eun-jung, Chae Shi-ra, Kim Young-ho, Kim Mi-sook, Baek Sung-hyun and Jeon Hye-bin. Focusing on the fierce power struggle among three women in the royal court of the Joseon Dynasty, it aired from December 3, 2011 to June 24, 2012 on Saturdays and Sundays 20:55 for 60 episodes. It was one of the inaugural dramas on newly launched cable channel jTBC.
Chae Shi-ra reprised the role of Queen Insoo; she previously played the same character in the 1998-2000 period drama The King and the Queen, also written by Jung Ha-yeon. She said she joined the series because she wanted to explore the character further, "This drama series focuses more on the ambitious side of Queen Insoo, who dreams of becoming the absolute ruler of the Joseon Dynasty, and I liked the part."
- Chae Shi-ra - Queen Insoo
- Kim Mi-sook - Queen Jeonghui
- Kim Young-ho - Grand Prince Suyang
- Baek Sung-hyun - Crown Prince Uigyeong , Seongjong of Joseon (Dual Role)
- Jeon Hye-bin - Deposed Queen Lady Yoon
- Jin Ji-hee - Songyi (the future Lady Yoon)
- Kim Ga-yeon - Prince Gyeyang's wife
- Han In-soo - Kim Jongseo
- Lee Kwang-ki - Grand Prince Anpyeong
- Shim Yang-hong - Hwangbo In
- Choi Ji-na - Yang Hyebin
- Jang Yong - Han Hwak
- Kim Yong-hee - Kwon Ram
- Kwon Ki-seon - Songyi's mother
- Lee Deok-hee - Court lady Kim
- Seo Yi-sook - Court lady Park
- Baek Seung-hwan - Yoon-goo
- Joo Min-soo - Yoon-woo
- Chae Sang-woo - King Danjong
- Son Byong-ho - Han Myung-hoi
- Yoo Ho-rin - Cho-sun
- Jo Jung-eun - Danjong's Queen
- Choi Won-hong - Prince Jasan, later young King Seongjong
- Jin Tae-hyun - Prince Yeonsan
- Jeon So-min - Jang Nok-su
- Hong So-hee - Queen Shin
- Kwon Min - Heo Chim
- Kang Cho-hee - Kwon Suk-ui
- Yoo Gyeom - Prince Hannam
- Sunwoo Jae-duk - King Munjong
- Jeon Moo-song - King Sejong
- Noh Young-hak - Prince Haeyang
- Lee Yeon-doo - Queen Ansun
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