Title: 역적:백성을 훔친 도적 / Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
Chinese Title: 逆賊:偷百姓的盜賊
Previously Known as: 역적 홍길동 / Rebel Hong Gil Dong
Genre: Historical
Episodes: 30 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2017-Jan-30 to 2017-May-16
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00


Set during the reign of famous tyrant King Yeonsangun, it tells the story of Hong Gil Dong (Yoon Kyun Sang), the illegitimate son of a nobleman who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, and his journey in becoming Joseon’s first revolutionary activist.


Main Cast

Yoon Kyun Sang as Hong Gil Dong
Lee Ro Woon as Hong Gil Dong (young)
Chae Soo Bin as Song Ga Ryung
Kim Ji Suk as King Yeonsangun / Lee Young
Lee Ha Nui as Jang Nok Soo

Hong Family

Kim Sang Joong as Hong Amogae (Hong Gil Dong’s father)
Shim Hee Sub as Hong Gil Hyun
Lee Do Hyun as Hong Gil Hyun (Child)
Shin Eun Jung as Geum Ok (Hong Gil Dong’s Mother)
Jung Da Bin as Hong Uh Ri Ni / Ok Ran
– Jung Soo In (정수인) as Hong Uh Ri Ni (child)


Lee Joon Hyuk as Yonggae
Park Joon Gyu as Soboori
Heo Jung Do as Monk Bubryang
Kim Do Yoon as Segul
Lee Ho Chul as Kkeus-soe
Lee Myung Hoon as Eobsan
Jo Hyun Do as Eobsan (young)

Jo Family

Son Jong Hak as Nobleman Jo
Seo Yi Sook as Nobleman Jo’s wife
Park Eun Suk as Soo Hak
Kim Ye Joon as Soo Hak (child)


Kim Jung Tae as Lee Jung / Prince Chungwon
Kim Byung Ok as Eomjachi
Kwon Hyuk Soo as Mo Ri
Ahn Nae Sang as Song Do Hwan
Kim Tae Han as Heo Tae Hak
Park Soo Young (박수영) as Kim Ja Won (Eunuch)
Hwang Suk Jung as Wolhamae
Lee Soo Min as Sang Hwa
Kim Byung Choon as suno manseog
Kim Kyung Ryong as eobsan-abi

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Lee Joo Hwan
Directors: Kim Jin Man, Jin Chang Kyu
Screenwriter: Hwang Jin Young


Nam Goong Min & Ji Sung were first offered the lead role, but declined.

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2017-01-30 1 8.3 (20th) 8.2 (17th) 8.9 9.1 (16th)
2017-01-31 2 8.4 (17th) 9.3 (8th) 10.0 (8th) 10.2 (6th)
2017-02-06 3 9.9 (12th) 11.3 (5th) 10.5 (7th) 10.8 (5th)
2017-02-07 4 11.4 (7th) 12.5 (5th) 12.3 (5th) 12.3 (5th)
2017-02-13 5 9.8 (11th) 11.8 (5th) 10.7 (7th) 10.9 (6th)
2017-02-14 6 9.1 (10th) 10.9 (5th) 10.6 (8th) 11.1 (5th)
2017-02-20 7 9.4 (10th) 11.4 (5th) 11.4 (5th) 11.9 (5th)
2017-02-21 8 9.4 (9th) 10.9 (5th) 11.5 (5th) 12.1 (5th)
2017-02-27 9 10.6 (7th) 11.7 (5th) 11.7 (5th) 12.0 (5th)
2017-02-28 10 11.4 (7th) 11.9 (5th) 12.5 (5th) 13.4 (5th)
2017-03-06 11 8.9 (12th) 10.0 (5th) 10.3 (8th) 10.6 (6th)
2017-03-07 12 9.5 (11th) 10.5 (6th) 10.5 (7th) 10.5 (5th)
2017-03-13 13 9.8 (10th) 10.5 (6th) 10.6 (7th) 10.5 (5th)
2017-03-14 14 9.7 (7th) 10.5 (5th) 10.4 (7th) 10.3 (5th)
2017-03-20 15 9.6 (12th) 10.7 (7th) 9.7 (7th) 9.3 (9th)
2017-03-21 16 8.9 (11th) 9.7 (6th) 8.8 (7th) 8.9 (6th)
2017-03-27 17 11.9 (7th) 12.3 (5th) 13.8 (5th) 14.3 (5th)
2017-03-28 18 12.3 (7th) 13.1 (5th) 13.9 (4th) 14.8 (5th)
2017-04-03 19 11.2 (7th) 11.6 (5th) 12.9 (5th) 13.7 (5th)
2017-04-04 20 12.8 (5th) 14.1 (5th) 12.5 (5th) 12.6 (5th)
2017-04-10 21 11.5 (7th) 12.6 (5th) 12.7 (5th) 13.1 (5th)
2017-04-11 22 12.5 (7th) 13.8 (5th) 13.0 (5th) 13.1 (5th)
2017-04-17 23 13.0 (5th) 14.2 (5th) 13.5 (5th) 14.2 (5th)
2017-04-18 24 13.0 (6th) 14.2 (5th) 13.3 (5th) 14.0 (5th)
2017-04-24 25 11.6 (7th) 12.6 (5th) 12.1 (5th) 12.6 (5th)
2017-04-25 26 11.6 (5th) 12.8 (5th) 12.4 (4th) 12.7 (4th)
2017-05-01 27        
2017-05-08 28        
2017-05-15 29        
2017-05-16 30        

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


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31 Responses to “Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People”

  1. 1
    Marcy Says:

    I was waiting distribution in lead role of Yoon Kyun Sang. He is amazing actor.

  2. 2
    HKS Says:

    Can’t wait this drama!!!!! 😍

  3. 3
    Rani Says:

    Ommo Yoon Kyun Sang and kim ji suk 😍😍

  4. 4
    Jin Says:

    I have seen hong gil dong and jeon woo chi and i cant wait to see one more of HGD story <3 <3 they're so good 🙂 I Think Kyun Sang is very fit for the part of HGD <3 waiiting

  5. 5
    mei Says:

    can ‘t wait for chae soo bin she’s soo good in acting….

  6. 6
    aznative Says:

    Please support licensing for “Rebel Thief Who Stole the People” aka “Traitor Hong Gil-dong” on VIKI.

    Thank You!


  7. 7
    tagalog salita Says:

    sa tingin mas maganda pa rinHong gil dong 2008 kaysa dito.

  8. 8
    lampion Says:


  9. 9
    SPG Says:

    not familiar in the cast. it reminds me Hong Gil Dong year 2008.

  10. 10
    torc Says:

    ok fine if it is better than the 1st hong gil dong.

  11. 11
    Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People Says:

    Nice drama

  12. 12
    Era Says:

    This is promising. I will watch it

  13. 13
    tigerb Says:

    i’ve watched ‘hong gil dong’ the series, so i guess this is another interpretation of that guy’s life story, like, i don’t know, how many versions of ‘robin hood’ i’ve watched. yks impressed me in ‘six flying dragons’, so maybe yks action scenes here will be worth watching.

  14. 14
    P_Off Says:

    Yup, another Hong Gil Dong. Enough I say.

  15. 15
    Isabel Says:

    Wow. I wasn’t planning to watch this at first, but after watching only the first 5 minutes I was completely hooked. I got the feeling that this is going to be an amazing drama! Can’t wait for the next episodes.

  16. 16
    Era Says:

    @tigerb, same w/ u… i also looking forward for yks act in saeguk drama. I think he is good, and suit the hong gil dong character
    Eps 1&2 were about hong gil dong childhood story. Cant wait for next eps, yks i’ll wait 4u

  17. 17
    Keket Says:

    @tiger and @era , i’ve search hong gil dong file to downlod. I really want to see her act (jang keun suk) in real hong gil dong drama. So, can you tell me where i have to download that? Im so frustated to find that..i have realy hard to find that. Really want to wacth. Sure, if you give me the website to download.

  18. 18
    tigerb Says:

    @Keket: i watched ‘hong gil dong’ at gooddrama.net years ago, but i don’t know about downloading. i never download anything. jang keun suk was there, but he did not play the part of ‘hong gil dong’. sorry, can’t be of much help. good luck!
    haven’t started to watch this series yet, seems to be doing well.

  19. 19
    Kimblan Says:

    so Ngaaa~~~aaallooooyyyy

  20. 20
    dramakid Says:

    @Keket, u can download it at Sojuoppa.com.

  21. 21
    Joy Says:

    1st episode and i am hooked. I am becoming a fan of YKS. 😍😍😍

  22. 22
    Az Says:

    I loved it and hooked after watching the first episode. It is not the same as ” Hong Gil Dong” in 2008. Please do not under estimate the drama. It is worth watching.

  23. 23
    tigerb Says:

    the synopsis says hgd was an illegitimate son of a nobleman. in the intro episode and episode 1, it depicted him to be a son of servants. in the first ‘hgd’ series i watched i remember that hgd was supposedly a son of a nobleman. guess, this is a different version.

  24. 24
    tigerb Says:

    eps. 1-4: it’s an interesting bio (if i can call it that) of hgd and his family. looking forward to watching the following episodes.

  25. 25
    tigerb Says:

    ep. 6 is sad, but there’s always a time for reckoning on the past bad deeds. in the joseon era, the king could not touch the other royals (prince chung won)? centuries before that, taejong purged his brothers and others who came his way. guess laws affecting royals changed, but all for their benefit.

  26. 26
    tigerb Says:

    up to ep. 10, a good turn of events gil dong’s way. let’s see if he can achieve his goal (must have, that’s why his name is legend!).

  27. 27
    CoolBeans Says:

    They will win the award for the most snotty nose crying scenes. Still worth watching. You want Hong Gil Dong’s family to get back together. All the members of his family are great.

  28. 28
    Hanna Athirah Says:

    30 ep?? no prob.. If I can follow “6 flying dragon” I can follow “rebel” till end.. And all because of Yoon Kyun Sang 3:)

  29. 29
    cassie Says:

    Yoon Kyun Sanghas always been a good actor and I glad he got a lead role. I hope to see him in other roles which he can shine . Good Luck kid you have the potential so keep on keepin on. God Bless from Napa valley, California

  30. 30
    Era Says:

    At first i denied this will be an interesting drama. But after 15th eps and up, the Rebel is promising. More intense, its slowly but sure. I watched eps 21. And still curious about which one is uhm ri ni, how noksu feeling towards gil dong (seems like she still love him so much deep inside her heart), how noksu save gil dong, what will ga ryung do to save her husband.
    And i really hate the King, he is the one which Hengrok mentioned! However big thumbs for Kim Ji Suk, he did King’s character so well… Authoritarian, wicked, selfish, and cunning

  31. 31
    rams Says:

    kailan pa po ba ilalabas ang next ep25

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