Netflix K-Drama ‘The King’s Affection’: Episode Release Schedule & What We Know So Far

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Kickstarting Netflix’s fall season of K-Dramas is the upcoming release of The King’s Affection in October 2021. Below we’ll be keeping track of everything you need to know about The King’s Affection, including the plot, cast, trailers, and the Netflix episode release schedule.

The King’s Affection is an upcoming internationally licensed Netflix Original K-Drama series from KBS2, directed by Song Hyun Wook and written by Han Hee Jung.

Upon release, The King’s Affection will be the fifth K-Drama series from KBS2.


When is The King’s Affection season 1 Netflix release date?

Thanks to the information listed on mydramalist, the first episode is scheduled to be released on Netflix on Monday, October 11th, 2021.

The series will have a total of 20 episodes. New episodes will arrive twice a week, for a total of ten weeks until the finale airs on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021.

Runtimes of episodes have been confirmed to be approximately 70 minutes.

The King’s Affection Episode Release Schedule

Prior to arriving on Netflix episode of The Kings Affection will first be broadcast on the South Korean cable Netflix KBS2.

Episode KSB2 Broadcast Date Netflix Release Date
1 11/10/2021 11/10/2021
2 12/10/2021 12/10/2021
3 18/10/2021 18/10/2021
4 19/10/2021 19/10/2021
5 25/10/2021 25/10/2021
6 26/10/2021 26/10/2021
7 01/11/2021 01/11/2021
8 02/11/2021 02/11/2021
9 08/11/2021 08/11/2021
10 09/11/2021 09/11/2021
11 15/11/2021 15/11/2021
12 16/11/2021 16/11/2021
13 22/11/2021 22/11/2021
14 23/11/2021 23/11/2021
15 29/11/2021 29/11/2021
16 30/11/2021 30/11/2021
17 06/12/2021 06/12/2021
18 07/12/2021 07/12/2021
19 13/12/2021 13/12/2021
20 14/12/2021 14/12/2021

What is the plot of The King’s Affection?

When the consort to the Crown Prince gives birth to twins, an order is declared to have the daughter killed. In secret, she is saved and raised outside of the palace. However, her twin brother Lee Hwi dies a few short years later, which leads to her return to the palace, and is raised by her mother as Prince Lee Hwi.

Living in fear of the secret being revealed, Lee Hwi is unable to have friends and distances herself from others. The only person she opens up to is her teacher, Jung Ji Woon, for who she quickly develops feelings.

Jung Ji Woon is a noble and the son of a government official and is trained for the sole purpose to educate crown princes. Despite his life being planned for him, Ji Woon is an optimist and lover of life who takes life as it comes.

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Who are the cast members of The King’s Affection?

Below are the confirmed leads of The King’s Affection.

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Lee Hwi Park Eun Bin Hot Stove League | The Ghost Detective | Age of Youth 2
Jing Ji Woon Rowwon Extraordinary You | Click You Heart | About Time
Lee Hyun Nam Yoon Su Extracurricular | Want More 19 | 4 Kinds of House
Shin So Eun Bae Yoon Kyung Mute | Record of Youth | Doctor Prisoner
Kim Ga On Choi Byung Chan Live On | Sassy Go Go | Idol Wonderland

We also have the full list of supporting cast members of The Kings Affection:

Role Cast Member
Prince Chang Cheon Sung Nam
Ye Jong Lee Pil Mo
Noh Ha Kyung Jung Chae Yeon
Jung Seok Jo Bae Soo Bin
Prince Won San Kim Taek
Yang Moon Soo Kim In Kwon
Lee Hwi Choi Myung Bin
Madam Kim Park Eun Hye
Ji Geum Jang Se Hyun
Prince Chang Woon Kim Seo Ha
Grand Queen Dowager Lee Il Hwa
Jung Ji Woon (Young) Ko Woo Rim

Are you excited for the release of The King’s Affection on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and serves as one of the lead writers here on What's on Netflix. Jacob covers all things Netflix movies and TV shows but specializes in covering anime and K-dramas. Resides in the United Kingdom.