The Crowned Clown (왕이 된 남자)
- Drama: The Crowned Clown (English title) / Masquerade (placeholder title)
- Revised romanization: Gwanghae, The Man Who Became King
- Hangul: 왕이 된 남자
- Director: Kim Hee-Won
- Writer: Kim Sun-Deok, Shin Ha-Eun
- Network: tvN
- Episodes: 16
- Release Date: January 7th, 2019 --
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
- Drama series is a remake of 2012 movie "Masquerade."
Plot & Description
Joseon is in a state of disorder due to uprisings and a power struggle surrounding King Lee Hun (Yeo Jin-Goo). To avoid assassination, a clown named Ha Sun (Yeo Jin-Goo) is brought to the palace to take the place of King Lee Hun. Ha Sun looks almost identical to King Lee Hun.
When Ha Sun was a child, his parents died during an epidemic. Ha Sun almost died from starvation around that time, but he was saved by a group of clowns. Ha Sun grew up with the clowns and became one of them. During their performance, Ha Sun would play King Lee Hun due to their similar physical appearance. Now, Ha Sun is nervous that someone in the palace will find out he is not the real king. He falls for beautiful Queen Yoo So-Woon (Lee Se-Young). (source)
Yeo Jin-Goo - Clown Ha Sun / King Lee Hun
Lee Se-Young - Queen Yoo So-Woon
Kim Sang-Kyung - Lee Kyu
Kwon Hae-Hyo - Shin Chi-Soo
Jang Gwang - Eunuch Jo
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