The Crowned Clown is a remake of the 2012 movie “Masquerade“.
The story takes place at a time in Joseon history, when upheaval and power struggles surrounding the throne had reached extreme levels. In order to escape those who plan to assassinate him, the king puts a clown, who looks exactly like him, on the throne.
- Drama: The Crowned Clown (English title)
- Revised romanization: Wangyi Doen Namja
- Hangul: 왕이 된 남자
- Director: Kim Hee-Won
- Writer: Kim Sun-Deok, Shin Ha-Eun
- Network: tvN
- Episodes: 16
- Release Date: January 7 – March 4, 2019
- Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 21:30
Joseon is in a state of disorder due to uprisings and a power struggle surrounding King Lee Hun (Yeo Jin-Goo). To avoid assassination, a clown named Ha Sun (Yeo Jin-Goo) is brought to the palace to take the place of King Lee Hun. Ha Sun looks almost identical to King Lee Hun.
When Ha Sun was a child, his parents died during an epidemic. Ha Sun almost died from starvation around that time, but he was saved by a group of clowns. Ha Sun grew up with the clowns and became one of them. During their performance, Ha Sun would play King Lee Hun due to their similar physical appearance. Now, Ha Sun is nervous that someone in the palace will find out he is not the real king. He falls for beautiful Queen Yoo So-Woon (Lee Se-Young).
- The Crowned Clown Torrent Files takes over tvN’s Monday & Tuesday 21:30 time slot previously occupied by “Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter” and followed by “He is Psychometric” on March 11, 2019.