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Mr. Queen

Mr. Queen: Shin Hye Sun, Kim Jung Hyun

mr queen korean drama synopsis cast
Source: tving
  • International Title: Mr. Queen/ Queen Cheorin (literal title)
  • Original Title: 철인왕후 (romanization: Cheorinwanghoo)
  • Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Comedy
  • No. of Episode: 20
  • Airing Date: 2020.12.12 ~ 2021.02.14
  • Airing Slot: Saturday & Sunday 21:00 KST
  • Broadcasting Channel: tvN
  • International Distributor: tvN, TVING, VIU
  • Starring: Shin Hye Sun, Kim Jung Hyun
  • Director: Yoon Sung Sik
  • Writer: Park Gye Ok & Choi Ah Il
  • Highest Rating: 17.371% (Nationwide)
  • Awards: N/A


Mr Queen is historical fantasy Korean drama connecting two different eras. Jang Bong Hwan is Blue House’s chef whose spirit is trapped in Queen So Yong’s body in Joseon period. He struggles with difficult circumstances: the opposite character and different era. Meanwhile, King Cheoljong is reigning monarch with “Jekyll and Hyde” personality. They have to deal with the clash of two clans: Andong Kim and Poongyang Jo. While everyone thinks that King Cheoljong is a figurehead, Queen So Yong finds out that her husband is suspicious and keeps the dark secret.

Main Cast

shin hye sun in mr queen korean drama
Source: tving

Character name: Kim So Yong (Queen So Yong)
Actress name: Shin Hye Sun
Shin Hye Sun’s notable works: Angel’s Last Mission: Love, Still 17, My Golden Life, The Hymn of Death, Stranger, The Legend of the Blue Sea, Oh My Ghost, School 2013

kim jung hyun in mr queen korean drama

Source: tving

Character name: King Cheoljong
Actor name: Kim Jung Hyun
Kim Jung Hyun’s notable works: Crash Landing on You, The Time, Welcome to Waikiki, School 2017, The Rebel, Jealousy Incarnate

Extended Cast

Na In Woo as Kim Byeong In
Seol In Ah as Jo Hwa Jin
Bae Jong Ok as Grand Queen Dowager Sunwon
Kim Tae Woo as Kim Jwa Geun
Jeon Bae Su as Kim Moon Geun
Yoo Young Jae as Kim Hwan
Jo Yeon Hee as Queen Dowager Jo
Yoo Min Gyu as Prince Youngpyeong
Lee Jae Won as Hong Byeol Gam
Kim In Kwon as Royal Chef Man Bok
Cha Chung Hwa as Court Lady Choi
Chae Seo Eun as Hong Yeon
Song Min Hyung as Kim Byung Hak
Kang Ji Hoo as Kim Seok Gun
Son Kwang Eob as Kim Chang Hyuk
Go In Beom as Jo Man Hong
Kim Kwang Sik as Jo Deok Moon
Kang Chae Won as Dam Hyang
Yoon Bong Gil as Royal cuisine inspector

Jeon Young Mi as Court lady Chun
Lee Sung Ah as Court lady Han
Son So Mang as Court lady Kang
Kim Ju Young as Oh Wol
Oh Ji Young as Jo Hwa Jin’s court lady
Kim Ye Ji as Yoon Gyeong Ok
Lee Hyo Bin as Min Ja Yeon
Kang Da Hyun as Hong Sim Hyang
Yoon Ki Won as Royal physician
Ha Min as physician
Yoon Jin Ho as Head Eunuch
Kim Bang Won as Sal Su
Choi Hwan Yo as Eunuch Choi
Lee Tae Gum as Eunuch Kim

Cameo & Special Appearances

Choi Jin Hyuk as Jang Bong Hwan
Kim Kang Hoon as King Cheoljong (child)
Seo Eun Sol as Kim So Yong (child)
Uhm Seo Hyun as Jo Hwa Jin (child)
Kim Jung Chul as Kim Byeong In (child)
Lee Yang Hee as Jo Tae Su (Ep. 1)
Kim Joon Won as Bu Seung Min
Lee Cheol Min as Han Pyo Jin
Lee Seung Hoon as aide (Ep. 1)
Seo Dong Suk as detective
Han Jee Ho as detective
Kim Sang Wook as Chinese ambassador
Kim Nan Hee as Shaman (Ep. 6,7)

Character Relationship Chart

mr queen character relationship chart
Source: tving (edited & translated by Kepoper)

Jang Bong Hwan is a chef from modern era whose body trapped in Joseon’s Queen So Yong. Queen So Yong is wife of the reigning monarch, King Cheoljong. The monarchy is dominantly ruled by Andong Kim clan including Grand Queen Dowager Sunwon. She relegates King Cheoljong as figurehead for the sake of her ambition. Meanwhile, King Cheoljong has secret mission to reveal Andong Kim’s scandals. First, he dislikes Queen So Yong. However, both develops their feeling later. Jo Hwa Jin is royal concubine from Poongyang Jo clan and King Cheoljong’s first love. Meanwhile, Kim Byeong In is Queen So Yong’s cousin from Andong Kim clan. He secretly falls in love with her.

Original Soundtrack

“Bong Hwan A” by Norazo
“Like A Star” by Jang Han Byul
“Here I Am” by Jo Hyun Ah (Urban Zakapa)
“Puzzle” by Soyou & Park Woojin (AB6IX)
“Keep Going” by DinDin
“The Great Recipe” by sEODo
“To My One and Only You” by Xiumin (EXO)
“Like A Star” by Onestar
“Venus (feat. Kwon Hyunbin)” by Moon Jongup
“Like The First Snow” by Kim Jung Hyun

Mr Queen Korean Drama Trailer Videos


Awards & Nominations

57th Baeksang Arts Awards

  • Best Actress (TV): Shin Hye Sun (nominated)
  • Best Supporting Actress (TV): Cha Chung Hwa (nominated)

Mr Queen Korean Drama Trivia

  • Mr Queen takes over tvN’s weekend Korean drama time slot occupied by Start-Up then it is followed by Vincenzo
  • This drama is based on the original Chinese web drama “Go Princess Go”
  • It becomes Shin Hye Sun‘s first historical drama
  • Mr Queen is directed by popular Korean drama director, Yoon Seong Sik. His previous projects are Hwarang, Babel, and Bridal Mask
  • Shin Hye Sun reunites with senior actress Bae Jong Ok after “Innocence” the movie in 2020
  • It is the second drama project together between Kim Jung Hyun and Cha Chung Hwa after drama “Crash Landing on You
  • Kim Jung Hyun also reunites with Seol In Ah after drama “School 2017”
  • During its airing, this drama triggers controversy among Koreans. Some Koreans criticized because the original Chinese author have stated the negative remarks toward Korea
  • Some Koreans also criticized its narration which leads to historical distortion toward Veritable Records of the Joseon Dynasty. It is listed as UNESCO World’s Heritage Site

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