KBS2’s The King’s Affection (2021), starring Park Eun-bin and Rowoon, has been named the Best Telenovela at the International Emmy Awards in New York City on November 21, 2022.
The historical-romantic series entered the final list of candidates in a tough competition with other selected shows from overseas in the Telenovela category alongside Brazil’s Nos Tempos Do Imperador (2021), Spain’s Two Lives (2021), and China’s You Are My Hero (2021).
The King’s Affection (2021), which is written by Han Hee-jung is based on “Yeonmo”, a manhwa or comic by Lee So-young. The story tells a young woman who becomes the King of Joseon, played by Park Eun-bin. It was also streamed on Netflix worldwide and became one of the most popular Korean titles on the streaming giant during its run.
Congratulations, The King’s Affection!
Genre: Historical, Romantic, Comedy
Synopsis: During the Joseon Dynasty, the Crown Princess Consort gives birth to twins but sends the girl away to spare her life. Years later, the twin son dies in an accident and his sister must assume his identity and throne, all while hiding her true self.
Based on: Yeonmo by Lee So-young
No. of episodes: 20
Cast: Park Eun-bin, Rowoon, Nam Yoon-su, Choi Byung-chan, Bae Yoon-kyung, Jung Chae-yeon
Writer: Han Hee-jung
Director: Song Hyun-wook
Streaming platform: Netflix
Date: October 11 to December 14, 2021