Renewed or cancelled? Will there be The King’s Affection Season 2?

Renewed Or Cancelled?

The King’s Affection is a historical k-drama currently streaming on Netflix.

Generally each episode can be found there shortly after broadcast on Mondays and Tuesdays, with the hard-working subtitle team translating quickly.

This 16 episode drama has been consistently decent over the weeks, releasing with the usual two episodes on Mondays and Tuesdays.


What is The King’s Affection Season 1 about?

The King’s Affection is a historical drama. The show revolves around Lee Hwi, who finds herself in the unenviable position of impersonating her deceased brother in court. She eventually rises up to the position of Prince but finds her emotions swayed by her teacher, Ji-Un. He comes from a noble family but trouble is afoot in court.

Across the 20 episodes, The King’s Affection combines soapy melodrama with romance and drama.

We have extensive coverage on The King’s Affection across the site, including ongoing recaps for all 16 episodes. Feel free to check them out HERE!


Has The King’s Affection been renewed for season 2?

At the time of writing, KBS2 has not renewed The King’s Affection for season 2. Given the strong ratings over the weeks, it’ll be interesting to see if they actually do renew this for a follow-up.

The ratings began with a respectable 6.2% nationwide and has been growing steadily, even increasing to highs of 10.0% during episode 13. Given this is an early-week drama, that’s very impressive.

Based on this there is a possibility that The King’s Affection will be renewed. However, given most k-dramas wrap up their stories in a single season – especially historical dramas – we predict that The King’s Affection will not be renewed.

We’ll be sure to update this section with more details as they become available.


What we know about season 2 so far:

Most Korean dramas are reserved to one season and with the rare exception of ongoing Netflix shows (Love ft. Marriage and Divorce, Hospital Playlist etc.) then it seems unlikely that this one will be renewed.

This 16 episode drama is still airing but we’ll be sure to update this page with our full season review in the coming weeks.

We generally aim to update this page when more information becomes available.


Would you like to see The King’s Affection return for a second season? Or do you think the story has run its course? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

17 thoughts on “Renewed or cancelled? Will there be The King’s Affection Season 2?”

  1. I never thought I would be able to watch a whole season subtitled but my husband and I have been watching every night. Would be great to see 2nd season. πŸ™‚

  2. There should be a season 2 for this awesome drama! In fact there is still lots content which could be interwoven into Season 2. Furthermore, there were also some loose ends in Season 1 could be tied up in Season 2. Don’t think Wonsan is dead. Plus we need to see the main couple back in action, Hwi in her new identity as Princess Yeon Seon!

    Yes, it was a most beautiful ending one could ever ask for in a KDrama but then somehow the beach scene looks like a prelude to more palace intrigues n adventures for the 6 friends – rather a continuity than an ending πŸ˜†.

    Pls tell me – how do we write to the producers to convince them for a season 2?

  3. KING’S AFFECTION is a very good series and needs a finale. Please make Season 2.

  4. Very very geel good drama..especially in these times we need this..so Please….would soooo much love a 2nd season!!

  5. Best series Netflix has offered in along time. Terrific cast good storyline. Most enjoyable. Please consider adding more series 1!!!

  6. Hi!
    Live in Sweden and has watch the Kings Affection. It is for me and many many others a feel good series. I really want at least a season 2. Please?

    We never watched korean series before and trough this one, we watched others, but it is this we love, and I mean really love, because it’s a different story we never saw before and soooooooo interesting. So please give us more of this feel good series.
    We all need it in this world of today

  7. Please let there be another season to King’s affection with the same people and happy ending

  8. Please give us season 2 of the kings affection. I loved the story and I would love to se Hwi taking power.

  9. Please.please’……let it come the 2nd seison ..I fell in love with this story.

  10. I would like a 2nd season only so the actors could have the work. I loved this story and all the actors were great, but if they had a 2nd season they would ruin the happy ending.
    I have already played it out in my head on what would happen if there was a new season. There is always turmoil for a storyline. WIth that being said, they could still have turmoil and give it a happy ending again.

  11. This story. The characters and actors showed me a culture that I did not know existed. I would truly enjoy to see this series renewed. I am so lost for words. Truly amazing

  12. Please, more I loved this and I want to see what happens next..We need more..there’s noway this was it..please give eus another season

  13. Would really love to have season 2 of this great drama – since all the main characters are still around. The writers could always come up with a new theme and contents. It would be really interesting to see the current actors back for Season 2.

  14. I would love to see this story continue, but how??? I would like to see Hwi come out and still reign!!!

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