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!

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

  1. I Loved this show. It captivated me from the very first episode. I was soo hoping the saga would continue. It’s not often you find such an Excellent show. The main characters are amazing actors. It would be so sad if this did not continue. Please continue the story. I would rate this as a 5 star show.

  2. This series had me in my feelings, one min I’m nervous/ scared and crying or smiling ear to ear! I hope they decide to renew for another season 🙏😁❤️

  3. Would love, love, love to watch another season of this brilliant series. I’m completely obsessed and plan on watching it again in Korean with subtitles. The lead is so incredibly talented. The dubbing in english so well done. The costumes and sets outrageously beautiful. Please renew The King’s Affection!!

  4. What a story…I love how it ends, a story familiar with mine and I also have a happy life now, good job to the writer and the actors..,cheers 🥂

  5. Please give us a season two its my birthday please grant this wish of mine “i wish there’s a season two” i hope you grant it,i will chat ate Park Eunbin if i needed too.

  6. The King’s Affection needs a Season 2 !! This was a brilliant production, great writing and suburb acting. Lots of room to expand the story in so many directions. And with the calibre of writing they have displayed and such a fine cast of actors, it should be another great season. They deserve some special awards for this production. And Netflix should be praised for producing such a brilliant series. Please bring us another great season of “The King’s Affection”, the fan base is enormous!

  7. Absolutely renew! Engaging, different and wonderful performances by the two lead stars. So much opportunity to expand and enrich this historical story and setting. We love it and look forward to each episode!! 5 stars+

  8. Eventhough it was an awesome and wonderful ending in TKA, it truly needs a season 2 to tie up some loose ends. There is still alot of content that could be expanded into Season 2. And I am sure many are looking forward to Park Eun Bin returning in action as Princess Yeon Seon with the entire original cast in TKA2! Come on, KBS and Netflix, pls give us TKA2 – the Return of the Crown Princess!

  9. Yes I hope so , I would like to see what happens if they have a baby! If new King gets married! Also so what thrives with new kingdoms rule

  10. I would love to see a season two and three and four the actors and actresses are excellent and so easy to watch it was never a boring moment for me I am of Asian descent and it brought me home please let us have more seasons

  11. Loved season 1. Why would you not make another season, and leave everyone up in the air. You should listen to the viewers.

  12. This is an amazing historical film , and would love to see how the rest of their life continues- there should another season going into their future!

  13. 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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  15. 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.

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

  17. 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❤️❤️❤️

  18. 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

  19. 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!

  20. 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

  21. 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.

    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❤️

  23. 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

  24. 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 🌟

  25. 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!!!

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

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

  29. 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.

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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!!!

  33. 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

  34. 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. 🙂

  35. 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?

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

  37. 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

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

  39. 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.

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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.

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