The kingdom of Joseon is plagued by disorder, with violent political uprisings breaking out, and a power struggle surrounding the ruthless King Lee Hun (Yeo Jin Goo).
To avoid assassination attempts on the king's life, a clown named Ha Sun (Yeo Jin Goo), who happens to look exactly like the king, is brought to the palace to act as his double. As Ha Sun takes the throne and tricks the court into believing he truly is the king, he begins to fall for the beautiful Queen Yoo So Woon (Lee Se Young).
This series is an adaptation of the movie “Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King” (also known as “Masquerade”), starring Lee Byung Hun and Han Hyo Joo.
“The Crowned Clown” is a 2019 Korean drama series directed by Kim Hee Won.