The King's Face

  • Genre : Drama Series
  • Premiere on KBSWorld : 2014.12.03
  • Number of Episodes :
  • Runtime : 70'
  • Showtime : Mon-Thurs 24:20 | Re-run: Sun 05:00, Mon 11:50 (Seoul, UTC+9)


Born as a concubine's child, Gwanghae was proclaimed as an heir to the throne. Gwanghae suffered from the threats of dethronement and assassination for 16 years because of his background.
This drama is the epic of Prince Gwanghae who used face-reading skills as his weapon to overcome his destiny and become the king.


Gwanghaegun (cast: Seo InGuk)

Prince Gwanghae, the 15th king of the Joseon Dynasty.
His personal name was Yi Hon.

Born as the second son of King Seonjo and his concubine Lady Kim(Gongbin), Gwanghaegun was proclaimed as an heir to the throne after Japanese Invasion in 1952. He suffered from the threats of dethronement and assassination for 16 years because of his background.

Kim GaHee (cast: Jo YoonHee)

Kim GaHee tried hard to improve her lot in Joseon dynasty based on a caste system. Born with an extraordinary destiny, GaHee chose to live as a man.

Later on, she was reunited with her first love Gwanghaegun, who didn't recognize her, but tried to be helpful to him.

However, her family were wiped out for insurrection and she started to feel ambivalent about Prince Gwanghae since she believed that Gwanghae was responsible for her father’s imprisonment.

To save his father, she chose to be a concubine of King Seonjo as her physiognomy could bring good fortune to the King.

King Seonjo (cast: Lee SungJae)

The 14th king of the Joseon Dynasty and the first King who was born to a concubine.

Timid and sensitive character. Even though he became a king, he couldn't get over his complex of not having a suitable king's face and had been anxious about losing the throne for all his life.

Even though King Seonjo knew Gwanghae loved Gahee, he decided to keep Gahee to make up for his complex. This brought a tragedy of love-triangle with his son.

Behind the Scenes

Drama team to release behind the scene cuts [The King's Face]
The King's Face, a drama in 23 parts, will end this week with the 22nd and 23rd episodes. Leaving only 2 more episodes, “The King’s Face” has unveiled some behind the scene c...
Dochi to face a big crisis [The King's Face]
Eunuch Song begins to realize what Kim Dochi’s ambitions are. Gwanghae, with the help of Gwi-in Kim, tries to prove to King Seonjo that Kim Dochi was a traitor. Gwanghae, King Seonjo, ...
Gwanghae tries to prove Dochi is a traitor [The King's Face]
Ming asks Joseon for Imhae and 500,000 silver coins, and the government is in turmoil. Gwanghae contacts the Jurchens secretly. Dochi tells King Seonjo about the meeting between Gwanghae and a Jur...



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