Ruler: Master of the Mask


Title 군주 – 가면의주인 Ruler: Master of the Mask
Chinese Title 君主-假面的主人

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Synopsis

Set in the 18th-century Joseon, it tells the story of Crown Prince Lee Sun (Yoo Seung Ho) and his fight against a powerful and wealthy organization Pyunsoo-hwe that controls the country behind the scenes due to its monopoly of the nation’s water supply. With the help of the woman he loves named Han Ga Eun (Kim So Hyun), Lee overcomes adversity and grow as a just ruler.

Cast

Yoo Seung Ho as Crown Prince Sado Lee Sun
Kim So Hyun as Han Ga Eun
L as commoner Lee Sun
Yoon So Hee as Kim Hwa Goon
Heo Joon Ho as Dae Mok
Park Chul Min as Woo Bo (Lee Sun’s teacher)

People around Crown Prince

Shin Hyun Soo as Lee Chung Woon
Bae Yoo Ram as Park Moo Ha
Lee Chae Young as Mae Chang

Pyunsoo Party

Kim Byung Chul as Kim Woo Jae
Kim Jong Soo as Joo Jin Myung
Do Yong Goo as Choi Sung Gi
Jung Kyu Soo as Heo Yoo Gun
Kim Young Woong as Jo Tae Ho
Kim Seo Kyung as Gon
Park Ki Ryung (박기륭) as Mr. Jang
Jo Seung Yun

Family of commoner Lee Sun

Park Hyun Sook as Yoo Sun Daek (mother)
Jung Hae Kyun as father
Go Na Hee as Kko Mool (younger sister)

Royal Palace People

Kim Myung Soo as King Yeongjo
Kim Sun Kyung as Consort Yeong
Choi Ji Na as Queen Jeongseong
Jung Doo Hong as Lee Bum Woo
Song In Gook as Hyun Suk
Jung Ah Mi as Court lady Han
Lee Dae Ro as King’s eunuch

Others

Jun Noh Min as Han Kyu Ho
Jin Ki Joo as Choi Kang Suh
Kong Jung Hwan
Min Pil Joon
Kim Ho Jin
Lee Ki Young
Uhm Hyo Sup
Uhm Seo Hyun
Kim Jong Goo

Production Credits

Production Company People Story Company, Huayi’s Brothers
Planner Kim Kyung Hee
Producers Jung Chan Hee, Bae Jung Hoon, Shim Jung Woon
Directors Noh Do Chul, Park Won Gook
Screenwriter Park Hye Jin, Jung Hae Ri
Also Known as Monarch
Genre Historical, Political, Romance
Episodes 40 (30 minutes/episode)
Broadcast network MBC
Broadcast period 2017 May – July

Awards

2017 MBC Drama Awards: Popularity Actress – Kim So Hyun (Ruler: Master of the Mask)
2017 MBC Drama Awards: Popularity Actor – Kim Myung Soo (Ruler: Master of the Mask)
2017 MBC Drama Awards: Fighting Spirit Acting Award – Kim Myung Soo (Ruler: Master of the Mask)
2017 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Actress (Mini-Series) – Kim Sun Kyung (Ruler: Master of the Mask)
2017 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Actor (Mini-Series) – Yoo Seung Ho (Ruler: Master of the Mask)
2017 1st The Seoul Awards: Best New Actress – Yoon So Hee (Ruler: Master of the Mask)

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