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The Crowned Clown

Title: 왕이 된 남자 / The Crowned Clown
Chinese Title: 成為王的男人
Also known as: The Man Who Became King / Gwanghae, The Man Who Became King / Masquerade
Genre: Historical
Episodes: 16 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2019-Jan-07 to 2019-Feb-26
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:30


The drama series is a remake of the 2012 movie “Masquerade“.

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.


Main Cast

Yeo Jin Goo as Ha Sun / King Lee Hun
Lee Se Young as Queen Yoo So Woon

Supporting Cast

Kim Sang Kyung as Lee Gyoo
Kwon Hae Hyo as Shin Chi Soo
Jang Kwang as Eunuch Jo Nae Kwan
Jung Hye Young as Woon Shim
Jang Young Nam as Queen Dowager
Lee Kyu Han as Joo Ho Geol
Yoon Jong Suk as Jang Moo Young
Oh Ha Nee as Ae Young
Yoon Kyung Ho as Gap Soo
Seo Yoon Ah as Seon Hwa Dang
Park Shi Eun as Choi Kye Hwan
Shin Soo Yun as Dal Lae
Lee Moo Saeng as Prince Jinpyung
Choi Kyu Jin as Shin In Kyum (Shin Chi Soo’s son)

Production Credits

Production Company: Studio Dragon
Director: Kim Hee Won
Screenwriter: Kim Sun Duk, Shin Ha Eun


Jang Kwang previously appeared in the 2012 movie “Masquerade” in the exact same role.

Episode Ratings

Date Episode AGB TNmS
2019-01-07 1    
2019-01-08 2    
2019-01-14 3    
2019-01-15 4    
2019-01-21 5    
2019-01-22 6    
2019-01-28 7    
2019-01-29 8    
2019-02-04 9    
2019-02-05 10    
2019-02-11 11    
2019-02-12 12    
2019-02-18 13    
2019-02-19 14    
2019-02-25 15    
2019-02-26 16    

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea (Nationwide)

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

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***


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Official Site

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Trailer II
Trailer III
Trailer IV

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  1. 1 : tigerb Says:

    i’ve watched the movie years ago, won’t mind watching the series. he’s a good actor, am sure he an deliver.

  2. 2 : MaxT Says:


    What was the movie name you watched years ago?

  3. 3 : tigerb Says:

    I believe it was called ‘masquerade’ and it starred, what’s the name of that guy in ‘Mr. Sunshine’? the ending was sad for the clown though, but this is a series, i wonder if they will end it differently. p.s. ‘am sure he can deliver’ meaning the actor for this series.

  4. 4 : tigerb Says:

    @MaxT: you can watch the movie in a web site ‘good……’ i hope you get it, i don’t know if naming the web site in full is allowed here.

  5. 5 : ArB Says:

    The Crowned Clown is a really great title, I really wanna compliment anyone who thought of that title instead of just using Masquerade as the English title, lol

  6. 6 : Maja Says:

    Yep Jin goo is a very good actor.. Love him .. Can’t wait for this drama to air…

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