As the end of Summer approaches, we begin to see announcements for the Fall line-up of k-dramas on Netflix. An incredibly exciting k-drama series fans can look forward to is, The Queen’s Umbrella, a historical drama starring Kim Hye Soo. Here’s everything we know so far about The Queen’s Umbrella season 1 on Netflix.
The Queen’s Gambit is an upcoming internationally licensed South Korean historical drama series directed by Kim Hyung Shik.
When is The Queen’s Umbrella Netflix release date?
We’re still waiting for a teaser or an official trailer from Netflix to confirm that the first episode of The Queen’s Umbrella will debut on Netflix on Saturday, October 15th, 2022.
There will be a total of 16 episodes, with two new episodes available weekly every Saturday and Sunday. The series finale is scheduled for Sunday, December 4th, 2022.
Each episode will have an approximate runtime of 60 minutes.
Please Note: Release dates are subject to change.
Episode Release Schedule
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What is the plot of The Queen’s Umbrella?
The plot of The Queen’s Umbrella is courtesy of Soompi:
Within the palace exist some troublemaker princes who cause nothing but headaches for the royal family and are about to be turned into proper crown princes. Their mother, Im Hwa Ryeong, is the wife of a great king. But instead of having an aura of elegance and grace, she is a prickly, sensitive, and hot-tempered queen. Once more serene, she changed since people kept pushing her buttons. She is a queen who sometimes abandons her pride and is even known to swear! Every day of her life is full of trials, but she withstands them, all for the sake of her children.
Who are the cast members of The Queen’s Umbrella?
Since making her k-drama comeback, popular actress Kim Hye Soo has already starred in two Netflix Originals, Hyena and Juvenile Justice. For The Queen’s Umbrella, Kim Hye Soo will star in the lead role of Queen Im Hwa Ryeong.
Kim Hae Sook plays the role of the Queen Dowager, and fans should recognize her for her appearances in recent Netflix k-dramas such as Tomorrow, Inspector Koo, Start-Up, and Hospital Playlist.
Choi Won Young, who takes on the role of King Lee Ho, stars in a Netflix Original for the fourth time. Most recently, the actor has a lead role in Reflection of You, and previously had roles in the likes of Mystic Pop-Up Bar, and Hyena. He also had a supporting role in the crime-thriller Yaksha: Ruthless Operations.
Kim Eui Sung has the role of Hwang Won Hyeong, and while he will be remembered for his time on the Netflix Original series Arthdal Chronicles, he will be most remembered for his role as Yong Suk, the extremely selfish COO of Stallion Express in the South Korean zombie-horror Train to Busan.
Also joining the cast in lead roles are Moon Sang Min (My Name) as Prince Seong Nam, Chani (SKY Castle) as Prince Ui Seong, Ok Ja Yeon (Mine) as Royal Consort Hwang, and Kim Ga Eun (Vampire Flower) as Tae So Yong.
The supporting cast have also been confirmed;
- Yoo Sun Ho as Prince Kye Seong
- Yoon Sang Hyeon as Prince Mu Ahn
- Kim Min Ki as Prince Bo Geom
- Jang Hyun Sung as Yoo Soo Gwang
- Woo Jeong Won as Lady Go
- Han Dong Hee as Crown Princess Min
- Lee So Hee as Court Lady Park
- Nam Woo Hyun as Prince Young Min
- Seo Yi Sook
- Park Joon Myun
- Seo Woo Jin
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