Mr. Queen (Korean: 철인왕후; Hanja: 哲仁王后) is a South Korean television series. Directed by Yoon Sung-sik, it stars Shin Hye-sun as Queen Cheorin and Kim Jung-hyun as King Cheoljong.


DIRECTOR – Yoon Sung-sik

WRITTEN BY – Park Gye-ok, Choi Ah-il

GENRE – Historical, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Body swap


RELEASE DATE – December 12, 2020 –
February 14, 2021

COUNTRY – South Korea






Credit: Viu


In the present day, Jang Bong-hwan (Choi Jin-hyuk) is a chef who works at the Blue House. He has a free spirit, but after a serious accident, he finds himself in the body of Queen Cheorin (Shin Hye-sun) in the Joseon period.

Kim So Yong’s husband is the reigning monarch, King Cheol Jong (Kim Jung Hyun). However, He seems like a figurehead but the late King Sunjo’s Queen, Sun Won (Bae Jong Ok), has taken advantage of Cheol Jong’s better nature, and is ruling the realm in his name and thus, relegates King Cheoljong as just a figurehead.

Queen Cheorin soon discovers that the King is not what he seems,In fact, he hides his strong aspects and has a dark and suspicious side to him.

Kim Jwa-Geun (Kim Tae-Woo) is Queen Sunwon’s younger brother and she faces competition from him, who also has designs on power.



She is the Queen of Joseon who has the soul of a man in her body.

He is the 25th king of the Joseon Dynasty, with a “Jekyll and Hyde” personality.


Supporting Cast

People around Queen Cheorin

She is a sanggung and Queen Cheorin’s devoted lady-in-waiting. She is known for her constant nagging on the Queen, and later develops feelings for Royal Chef Man-bok.
She is Queen Cheorin’s loyal maid who served her since they were kids and is willing to risk her life to protect the Queen. She falls in love with Hong Byeol-gam.


People around King Cheoljong

He is Cheoljong’s older half-brother and serves as his royal guard. He has feelings for Jo Hwa-jin.
He is King Cheoljong’s friend from his Ganghwa-do days.


Andong Kim clan

She is the late King Sunjo‘s wife, who wields the true power in the country and, thus, relegates Cheoljong to being just a figurehead.
He is Queen Sunwon’s younger brother and an extremely ambitious man.
He is the adopted son of Kim Jwa-geun, thus making him the Queen’s cousin. He is secretly in love with her.
Queen Cheorin’s father and King Cheoljong’s father-in-law.
A bright young man who spent his days wandering around the palace and Byeong-in’s friend. He has a crush on Hong-yeon.


Pungyang Jo clan

She is King Cheoljong’s concubine and first love.
She is the late Crown Prince Hyomyeong‘s only wife and plans to take down the Andong Kim clan. She is also a religious person who hires shamans to see the future.


People in the Blue House

An arrogant playboy and Blue House chef who is caught in a conspiracy and after a near-death experience, he wakes up in Queen Cheorin’s body.

People in the Royal Kitchen

  • Kim In-kwon as Royal Chef Man-bok, a cuisine specialist who doesn’t get along with Queen Cheorin. He develops feelings for Court Lady Choi.
  • Kang Chae-won as Dam-hyang, a young court lady who is close with Kim So-yong.


Royal Court Ladies

  • Kim Ju-young as Oh Wol,Jo Hwa-jin’s maid
  • Son So-mang as Court Lady Kang, Dowager Queen Jo’s maid
  • Seo Hye-ryeong as a court lady
  • Ahn Ju-ri as a court lady


People in the Royal Palace


Special appearances

  • Sung Min-soo [ko] as Royal Secretary Jo Dae-su, Jo Hwa-jin’s father (Ep. 1)
  • Ha-min as Physician Park (Ep. 1)
  • Seo Dong-suk as a detective (Ep. 1)
  • Kwon Eun-soo as a court lady (Ep. 2)
  • Kim Ka-eun as a young court lady (Ep. 2)
  • Lee Seung-jin as a royal guard (Ep. 2)
  • Yoon Jung-ro as a royal guard (Ep. 2)
  • Baek Jae-jin [ko] as a general store owner (Ep. 2–3)
  • Oh Ji-young as a court lady (Ep. 3)
  • Na Mi-hee as a court lady (Ep. 3)
  • Kim Yong-jin as a eunuch (Ep. 3)
  • Moon Hak-jin [ko] as a food palanquin bearer (Ep. 6)
  • Koo Ja-keon as a food palanquin bearer (Ep. 6)
  • Kim Seung-wan as a food palanquin bearer (Ep. 6)
  • Kim Nan-hee as a fortune teller (Ep. 6)


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