The Crowned Clown
|The Crowned Clown|
|Hangul||왕이 된 남자|
|Developed by||Studio Dragon|
|Directed by||Kim Hee-won|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|Executive producer(s)||Kim Kyu-tae|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||January 7, 2019– present|
|Related shows||Masquerade (film)|
The Crowned Clown (Hangul: 왕이 된 남자; RR: Wangyi 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.
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.
- Jang Gwang as Eunuch Jo
- Yoon Jong-suk as Jang Moo-young
- Shin So-yoon as Dal-rae
- Yoon Kyung-ho as Kap-soo
- Oh Ha-nee as Ae-young
- Kim Soo-jin as Court Lady Park
- Kwon Hae-hyo as Shin Chi-soo
- Jang Young-nam as Queen Dowager
- Lee Moo-saeng as Prince Jin-pyung
- Min Ji-ah as Court Lady Kim
- Choi Kyu-jin as Shin Yi-kyeom
- Seo Yoon-ah as Seon Hwa-dang
- Jung Hye-young as Woon-sim
- Lee Mi-eun as Court Lady Jang
- Park Si-eun as Choi Kye-hwan
- Lee Yoon-gun as Yoo Ho-joon
- Lee Kyu-han as Joo Ho-geol
- Choi Moo-in as Lee Han-jong
- Lee Chang-jik as Seo Jang-won
- Jang Sung-won as Jung Saeng
The first script reading took place on October 8, 2018 in Sangamdong, Seoul, South Korea.
|The Crowned Clown OST|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Label||MUSIC&NEW, Music Buddy|
|Released on January 14, 2019|
|1.||"If I Can See You Again" (다시 볼 수 있다면)||Jung Young-ho||Jung Young-ho||Oh Yeon-joon||4:00|
|2.||"If I Can See You Again" (Inst.)||Jung Young-ho||4:00|
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|
|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|
|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).
- THE CROWNED CLOWN [티저] 용상을 향해 휘몰아치는 광대의 춤사위! 190101 EP.0. YouTube (in Korean). tvN Drama. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
- "[공식] 여진구X이세영, '광해' 리메이크작 tvN '왕이 된 남자' 주연". Naver (in Korean). August 29, 2018.
- "여진구-이세영, 영화 '광해' 리메이크작 '왕이 된 남자' 출연! 대본리딩 현장 공개 | MBC 연예 스포츠". MBC (in Korean). October 31, 2018.
- "tvN begins 2019 with period drama 'The Crowned Clown'". The Korea Times. January 7, 2019.
- "'The Crowned Clown' tops weekly TV chart with its debut". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 17, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
- "[단독]여진구, '광해' 드라마 리메이크 주인공". Naver (in Korean). August 8, 2018.
- "[단독] 이세영, '광해' 리메이크작 '왕후의 남자' 여주인공". Naver (in Korean). August 22, 2018.
- "Kim Sang-kyung to Star in tvN Drama "Gwang-hae, the Man Who Became King"". Hancinema. October 9, 2018.
- "Kim Sang-kyung, Kwon Hae-hyo, Jang Gwang, Jung Hye-young and Jang Young-nam in "The Crowned Clown"". Hancinema. October 10, 2018.
- Yeo, Dong-eun (January 4, 2019). "윤종석, '왕이 된 남자' 호위무사로 돌아온다! 장무영 役으로 안방극장 컴백!" (in Korean). MyDaily. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
- "'미션' 수미 신수연, 여진구 동생된다 '왕이 된 남자' 출연[단독]". Newsen (in Korean). October 1, 2018.
- "'대세' 윤경호, tvN '왕이 된 남자' 합류...여진구·이세영과 호흡". TenAsia (in Korean). October 22, 2018.
- "사극 연기도 잘하네…오하늬, '왕이 된 남자' 감초 활약". SBS FuNE (in Korean). January 9, 2018.
- "이무생, 첫 사극 '왕이 된 남자' 합류..여진구과 날선 대립각 [공식입장]". Osen (in Korean). November 27, 2018.
- "[공식입장] 최규진, '왕이 된 남자' 합류…여진구X이세영과 호흡". Xports News (in Korean). December 5, 2018.
- "'新 사극요정' 박시은, '왕이 된 남자' 합류…여진구·이세영과 호흡". TenAsia (in Korean). October 31, 2018.
- "배우 이규한 '왕이 된 남자' 합류, 조선 제일 수학자 주호걸 役". Sports Chosun (in Korean). November 26, 2018.
- "장혁, '왕이 된 남자' 첫 회 특별출연…여진구와 첨예 대립각". Naver (in Korean). January 2, 2019.
- "여진구-이세영, 영화 '광해' 리메이크작 '왕이 된 남자' 출연! 대본리딩 현장 공개". MBC (in Korean). October 31, 2018.
- "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.
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