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!