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!

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

  1. Yes please let there be a season 2! This was my first Korean drama and I’m hooked! Great story line and each episode was as good or better than its predecessor! Obsessed!

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  3. My husband and I waited days before we could watch the last episode because we didn’t want this show to end and knew we would have withdrawal symptoms! Of course, I cried tears of happiness at the end and we would love to see a Season 2. This was a beautiful story and the writers, actors and actresses deserve to win awards. Thank you for a beautiful, heartwarming, caring, loving movie.

  4. Absolutely love this series you have to have season 2. Rowoon is an amazing actor.

  5. Yes. I’d like another season. Loved the culture shown. The locations were beautiful. Well written
    With a happy ending

  6. The casts are sooo good😉. They act very well and the scenes are mesmerizing via each episodes!!!❤️ Many would love to watch more of the casts. Writers please we beg you, season 2 will surely hit. We definitely and respectively pleading for Season 2 please❤️❤️❤️

  7. OMG!! This season was so good from beginning to end. It was mesmerizing and the characters did an amazing job
    Please we want season 2 even my husband loves it

  8. I am so happy to find this beautiful series which teaches me about historical Korean culture within romance
    and intrigue and is Not “R” rated. Please continue. I love the cast, too!

  9. I am so happy to come across this movie. I love the movie to the extent that I was even crying while watching the movie. I would be so happy if there is gonna be season 2. I would like to give this k-drama an unlimited star

  10. Please bring a season 2. I love this series. I have watched the full series 3 times and still go back to different chapters. Please do not disappoint the fans of this drama.

  11. PLEASE RENEW FOR SEASON 2
    IM BEGGING YOU
    The cast is amazing we love all the episodes my daughter and myself fell in love with this show. Every day we can’t wait to watch on Netflix. We even had Kings Affection party on our last episode. Fans forever#kingsaffection❤️

  12. Please make a season two I am only on episode 15 but I don’t want it to end so soon so please make season two also great job on it

  13. I love this show! The costumes are so amazing. Love the storyline. Please do a season 2!

  14. I absolutely loved this KDrama Netflix series. I have watched it 3 times … and will watch it again. I tell everyone looking for something good to watch about The King’s Affection and they thank me. They, too, love this series. I loved the happy ending. Since Lord Wonson was injured bad but was not shown as dead would lead us to believe that he would rise again to cause trouble for his brother who sits on the throne. The continuation of this drama in another season would be great. I give this series 20 🌟

  15. This was SOOOOO AWESOME AND PLEASE, PLEASE LET THERE BE A SEASON 2!!! Everything was so mesmerizing with each scene and it kept me on the edge of my seat in EVERY EPISODE!!! I bet if you did go through a second season, you’ll see how such a great amount of audience watching!!!

  16. OMG!! This movie was so good from beginning to end. It was mesmerizing and the characters did an amazing job. I love the fact that the episodes were long, and not to mentioned the songs and music made me fall in love with them. I was just amazing, please let there be season 2.

  17. A King’s Affection. It is a definite must for another season. I could not stop watching this as it is gripping from start to finish. Spend my whole weekend watching this series and now I am watching it again. SEASON 2 MUST HAPPEN PLEASE.

  18. I love this show and would love to see it continue. It would be great if all the current actors get happy endings.

  19. Love watching k dramas, and this one was captivating mainly because of how very different this culture was compared to the USA, but people ate still people underneath the veneer. Found myself concerned for a happy ending for the good guys, and vengeance for the bad. Please bring on season 2 of The king’s affection.

  20. Came across this on accident .. couldn’t stop binge watching this, great story, great cast…..would love to see a season 2

  21. This is the most emotionally powerful series I have ever seen. The acting is superb. I hope there will be more seasons, at least a second.

  22. I would be sick if they didn’t create season 2.
    Love this show. Come on Netflex…we want season 2. Love it!!!
    Clean cut love story. Love it!!!

  23. They left us in the middle of the story
    I spent hours and hours watching this i will be upset if they don’t bring this to a conclusion
    They need to do season 2

  24. I hope that there will be another season of The King’s Affection! It is such a wonderful love story with many twists and turns! PLEASE BRING IT BACK!

  25. 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. 🙂

  26. 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 😆.

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

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

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

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

  30. 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

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

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

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

  34. 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.

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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.

  38. 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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