KBS2’s 2021 historical-romance drama The King’s Affection has change into the primary Okay-drama to take dwelling a win on the Worldwide Emmys.
On November 21, the Worldwide Emmys held its fiftieth awards ceremony in New York Metropolis. On that night time, South Korean tv community KBS2’s 2021 drama sequence The King’s Affection took dwelling the award for Finest Telenovela, making it the primary Okay-drama to win on the awards.
The historical-romance sequence, which aired from October to December 2021, beat out different nominees like China’s You Are My Hero, Spain’s Two Lives and Nos Tempos do Imperador from Brazil.
“I’m so glad that The King’s Affection gained the first-ever Worldwide Emmy as a Korean drama, and it’s a pleasure to have the potential of Korean dramas as an entire obtain recognition,” mentioned KBS head Lee Geon-jun, per Soompi.
“I really feel an immense sense of accountability throughout this time when Okay-content is receiving a lot love around the globe. We are going to do our greatest in order that KBS dramas can play a big position in sustaining the potential of Korean [entertainment] content material,” added Lee.
The King’s Affection notably stars actress Park Eun-bin, who gained worldwide recognition earlier this yr within the titular position of Extraordinary Legal professional Woo as a proficient lawyer on the autism spectrum. Park led the sequence with idol-actor Rowoon of the group SF9, whose most up-to-date position had been in MBC’s fantasy drama Tomorrow earlier this yr.
Set through the Joseon Dynasty the place giving delivery to twins was thought of a nasty omen, Park performs Dam-yi, the dual of crown prince Lee Hwi. Fearing for her daughter’s life, their mom secretly sends Dam-yi to stay exterior the palace.
Dam-yi returns to the palace as a maid years later, and her brother’s loss of life quickly follows. Recognising her daughter, the princess convinces Dam-yi to disguise herself as a boy and assume Lee Hwi’s identification. Though she distances herself from these round her, she finds herself falling for her royal tutor Jung Ji-woon (Rowoon).
The King’s Affection is accessible to stream globally on Netflix.