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The King of Pigs

Korean Drama The King of Pigs: Cast, Synopsis, Trivia

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General Information

  • International Title: The King of Pigs
  • Original Title: 돼지의 왕 (Dwaeji-e wang)
  • Genre: Thriler
  • No. of Episode: 12
  • Airing Date: March 18, 2022
  • Airing Slot: N/A
  • Broadcasting Channel: TVING
  • International Distributor: TBA
  • Starring: Kim Dong Wook, Kim Sung Kyu, Chae Jung An
  • Director: Kim Dae Jin, Kim Sang Woo
  • Screenwriter: Tak Jae Young
  • Highest Rating: N/A
  • Awards: N/A


The King of Pigs is a psychology-thriller that centers around Hwang Kyung Min (Kim Dong Wook). With his social-economic background, Kyung Min who was at the bottom of the “food chain” was bullied by his friends during his time at school. People in such positions were commonly referred to as “pigs”.

Although the bullying he suffered in his school days left Kyung Min with psychological scars, he tries to live normally with his wife, until a murder happens. With the help of detectives Jung Jong Suk (Kim Sung Kyu) and Kang Jin Ah (Chae Jung An), they try to stop the murders.

The King of Pigs Cast

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Character: Hwang Kyung Min
Portrayed by: Kim Dong Wook
Kim Dong Wook’s notable works: Coffee Prince (MBC/ 2007), Take Off (2009), Along with the Gods 1 & 2 (2017~2018), The Guest (OCN/ 2018).

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Character: Jung Jong Suk
Portrayed by: Kim Sung Kyu
Kim Sung Kyu’s notable works: The Outlaws (2017), Kingdom Season 1 & 2 (Netflix/ 2019-2020), One Ordinary Day (Coupang Play/ 2021).

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Character: Kang Jin Ah
Portrayed by: Chae Jung An
Chae Jung An’s notable works: Coffee Prince (MBC/ 2007), Monthly Magazine Home (JTBC/ 2021), etc.

Extended Cast

Oh Min Seok as Kang Min
Hwang Man Ik as Park Seong Jin
Han Soo Yeon as Park Min Joo
Lee Ji Ha as Hwang Kyung Min’s mother
Jung Eui Je as Jin Hae Soo
Ji Chan as Cho Pil Doo
Lee Tae Geom as Police team leader
Shim Hyeon Seo (undisclosed role)

Cameo & Special Appearance


Character Relationship Chart


Original Soundtrack


Trailer Videos


Awards & Nominations



  • Kim Dong Wook and Chae Jung An both starred in 2007’s popular drama ‘Coffee Prince’. This is the two’s first meeting in a drama in 15 years.
  • The filming was partially taking place at Nowon-gu, Seoul.

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