The Crowned Clown

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The Crowned Clown
The Crowned Clown.jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul왕이 된 남자
Genre
Developed byStudio Dragon
Written by
  • Kim Seon-deok
  • Shin Ha-eun
Directed byKim Hee-won
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
Production
Executive producer(s)Kim Kyu-tae
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)GT:st
DistributortvN
Release
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJanuary 7, 2019 (2019-01-07) – present (present)
Chronology
Related showsMasquerade (film)
External links
Website

The Crowned Clown[1] (Hangul왕이 된 남자; RRWangyi Doen Namja; lit. The Man Who Became King) is a South Korean television series starring Yeo Jin-goo and Lee Se-young. It is a remake of the 2012 film Masquerade. It premiered on January 7, 2019 on tvN.[2][3][4][5]

Synopsis[edit]

The story takes place at a time in Joseon history, when upheaval and power struggles surrounding the throne had reached extreme levels. In order to escape those who plan to assassinate him, the king puts a clown, who looks exactly like him, on the throne.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Supporting[edit]

  • Jang Gwang as Eunuch Jo[9]
  • Yoon Jong-suk as Jang Moo-young[10]
  • Shin So-yoon as Dal-rae[11]
  • Yoon Kyung-ho as Kap-soo[12]
  • Oh Ha-nee as Ae-young[13]
  • Kim Soo-jin as Court Lady Park
  • Kwon Hae-hyo as Shin Chi-soo[9]
  • Jang Young-nam as Queen Dowager[9]
  • Lee Moo-saeng as Prince Jin-pyung[14]
  • Min Ji-ah as Court Lady Kim
  • Choi Kyu-jin as Shin Yi-kyeom[15]
  • Seo Yoon-ah as Seon Hwa-dang
  • Jung Hye-young as Woon-sim[9]
  • Lee Mi-eun as Court Lady Jang
  • Park Si-eun as Choi Kye-hwan[16]
  • Lee Yoon-gun as Yoo Ho-joon
  • Lee Kyu-han as Joo Ho-geol[17]
  • Choi Moo-in as Lee Han-jong
  • Lee Chang-jik as Seo Jang-won
  • Jang Sung-won as Jung Saeng

Special appearance[edit]

Production[edit]

The first script reading took place on October 8, 2018 in Sangamdong, Seoul, South Korea.[19]

Original soundtrack[edit]

The Crowned Clown OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Recorded2018
Genre
Language
LabelMUSIC&NEW, Music Buddy

Part 1[edit]

Released on January 14, 2019 (2019-01-14)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."If I Can See You Again" (다시 볼 수 있다면)Jung Young-hoJung Young-hoOh Yeon-joon4:00
2."If I Can See You Again" (Inst.) Jung Young-ho 4:00
Total length:8:00

Ratings[edit]

In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[20]
Nationwide Seoul
1 January 7, 2019 5.709% 6.130%
2 January 8, 2019 6.559% 7.212%
3 January 14, 2019 8.022% 9.802%
4 January 15, 2019 8.933% 9.515%
5 January 21, 2019
6 January 22, 2019
7 January 28, 2019
8 January 29, 2019
9 February 4, 2019
10 February 5, 2019
11 February 11, 2019
12 February 12, 2019
13 February 18, 2019
14 February 19, 2019
15 February 25, 2019
16 February 26, 2019
Average % %
Special January 1, 2019 1.696% 2.051%
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).

References[edit]

  1. ^ THE CROWNED CLOWN [티저] 용상을 향해 휘몰아치는 광대의 춤사위! 190101 EP.0. YouTube (in Korean). tvN Drama. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "[공식] 여진구X이세영, '광해' 리메이크작 tvN '왕이 된 남자' 주연". Naver (in Korean). August 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "여진구-이세영, 영화 '광해' 리메이크작 '왕이 된 남자' 출연! 대본리딩 현장 공개 | MBC 연예 스포츠". MBC (in Korean). October 31, 2018.
  4. ^ "tvN begins 2019 with period drama 'The Crowned Clown'". The Korea Times. January 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "'The Crowned Clown' tops weekly TV chart with its debut". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 17, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "[단독]여진구, '광해' 드라마 리메이크 주인공". Naver (in Korean). August 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "[단독] 이세영, '광해' 리메이크작 '왕후의 남자' 여주인공". Naver (in Korean). August 22, 2018.
  8. ^ "Kim Sang-kyung to Star in tvN Drama "Gwang-hae, the Man Who Became King"". Hancinema. October 9, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d "Kim Sang-kyung, Kwon Hae-hyo, Jang Gwang, Jung Hye-young and Jang Young-nam in "The Crowned Clown"". Hancinema. October 10, 2018.
  10. ^ Yeo, Dong-eun (January 4, 2019). "윤종석, '왕이 된 남자' 호위무사로 돌아온다! 장무영 役으로 안방극장 컴백!" (in Korean). MyDaily. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  11. ^ "'미션' 수미 신수연, 여진구 동생된다 '왕이 된 남자' 출연[단독]". Newsen (in Korean). October 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "'대세' 윤경호, tvN '왕이 된 남자' 합류...여진구·이세영과 호흡". TenAsia (in Korean). October 22, 2018.
  13. ^ "사극 연기도 잘하네…오하늬, '왕이 된 남자' 감초 활약". SBS FuNE (in Korean). January 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "이무생, 첫 사극 '왕이 된 남자' 합류..여진구과 날선 대립각 [공식입장]". Osen (in Korean). November 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "[공식입장] 최규진, '왕이 된 남자' 합류…여진구X이세영과 호흡". Xports News (in Korean). December 5, 2018.
  16. ^ "'新 사극요정' 박시은, '왕이 된 남자' 합류…여진구·이세영과 호흡". TenAsia (in Korean). October 31, 2018.
  17. ^ "배우 이규한 '왕이 된 남자' 합류, 조선 제일 수학자 주호걸 役". Sports Chosun (in Korean). November 26, 2018.
  18. ^ "장혁, '왕이 된 남자' 첫 회 특별출연…여진구와 첨예 대립각". Naver (in Korean). January 2, 2019.
  19. ^ "여진구-이세영, 영화 '광해' 리메이크작 '왕이 된 남자' 출연! 대본리딩 현장 공개". MBC (in Korean). October 31, 2018.
  20. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved January 22, 2018.

External links[edit]

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