The Promise

  • Genre : Drama Series
  • Premiere on KBSWorld : 20160211
  • Number of Episodes : 100
  • Runtime : 70'
  • Showtime : Mon-Fri 08:50, 15:10 (Seoul, UTC+9)


As the proverb goes, "The apple does not fall far from the tree," the mother, who was unloved by her parents, sacrifices everything she has for the man she loved, but she gets betrayed. No matter how much she loved him, she ends up as a single mother just like her mother. Her daughter, watching her mother's life closely, decides not to live like her. However, those who betrayed her trample the lives of the two women. The mother and daughter can do everything to achieve their goal even if they have to hurt other people. And, this is their greed. They should get paid enough for what they have done. The daughter is so depressed that she has got nothing to lose, she has her last chance. Her twin sister, adopted by the rich family when she was a baby, passes away and she gets her place after that. She stays close to the mother and daughter and slowly she destroys their life. Yet, it is their matter of wanting to. The daughter gets hurt by her mother's trap. Watching her daughter bleed, the mother finally realizes what she has done. This story is about the betrayal of the loved ones and the meaning of true love. And, while the saying, "What goes around comes around," is true, the main message of the story is that sincere love always wins.


Lee Nayeon (cast: Lee Yuri)

At the age of 12, Nayeon loses her mother and stays with one of her mother's friends. However, poor Nayeon is not welcomed by his wife and daughter and ends up in an orphanage. As she becomes accustomed to her new life, a kind woman comes to her and tells her carefully that she wants to take care of her. With her second mother, Nayeon happens to grow up as a great woman until Taejun suddenly appears in her life. Despite her sincere love towards Taejun, he betrays her. Nayeon decides to use Hwigyeong to get back at Taejun but she feels sorry for Hwigyeong in the end.

Kang Taejun (cast: Suh Junyeong)

With a very poor background, all Taejun could do is studying in order to succeed. As he meets Nayeon, things begin to work out for him. Not only does he graduate from a great university, but he also get hired by one of the biggest companies in the country. However, as he leaves her to study abroad, he cheats on her. He chooses Sejin, granddaughter of the president of Baek Do Group, instead.

Park Hwigyeong (cast: Song Jongho)

Hwigyeong is the only son of the president of Baek Do Group. His background attracts many girls and he seems to enjoy his life. He likes to have a date with girls but never treats them with all his heart. However, it's different for Nayeon. He can't stop thinking about her and wants to help her with anything.

Jang Sejin (cast: Park Hana)

Sejin is a granddaughter of the president of Baek Do Group. Since young, she has to have everything she wants. Her greed eventually hurts Nayeon by stealing Taejun. No matter he has a woman with his daughter, Sejin has to have him.

Behind the Scenes

Lee Yuri, doing well in playing a double role [The Promise]
KBS 'The Promise' continues to receive high viewer ratings. As Nayeon, the main character of the drama, has her emotion rise to the climax, the story is getting more exciting.  Alt...
Lee Yuri on the screen! [The Promise]
It is finally Yuri's turn to appear on the screen as Lee Nayeon. Lee Yuri plays two different roles in KBS new drama "The Promise". Lee Nayeon is a very strong character who deliv...



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