Captivating the King release schedule: Here's when new episodes of the K-Drama drop

Captivating the King
Image Courtesy Netflix
Captivating the King Image Courtesy Netflix /

We're nearing the end of January, but before we cross over to the next month, Netflix made sure to release a new K-Drama titled Captivating the King. The first two episodes of the Korean series were released on Jan. 21, and you can expect many more episodes to be released soon.

Captivating the King is a romantic period drama series developed by Studio Dragon. You might know Studio Dragon as the production company that made the popular Korean drama Crash Landing on You. This production company is also known for producing other Korean series such as Sweet Home, Little Women, Celebrity, and Doona! Additionally, Kim Seon-deok wrote the scripts for Captivating the King while Jo Nam-guk directed the episodes.

The romantic drama tells the complicated love story of a miserable king named Yi In, who is dealing with power struggles and doesn't know who to trust, and a baduk player named Kang Hee-soo, who initially seduces Yi In for revenge but ends up falling in love with him instead.

South Korean actor Jo Jung-suk portrays the role of Yi In. He's best known for his previous roles in the Korean series Oh My Ghost and Hospital Playlist. Shin Se-kyung plays the role of Kang Hee-soo. You might recognize her from her previous roles in the Korean shows A Girl Who Sees Smells, Run On and Arthdal Chronicles.

When are new episodes of Captivating the King released on Netflix?

New episodes are released every Saturday and Sunday. As mentioned above, the first two episodes are already available to stream on Netflix. There are 16 episodes in total, so we still have many more episodes to look forward to. Unfortunately, the release dates for all of the episodes have not been announced yet. But we'll continue to update this space as they're revealed. However, keep in mind that the release dates listed below are subject to change and can be pushed back or moved forward.

  • Episode 1, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024
  • Episode 2, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024
  • Episode 3: Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024
  • Episode 4: Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024
  • Episode 5: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024
  • Episode 6: Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024
  • Episode 7: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024
  • Episode 8: Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024
  • Episode 9: Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024
  • Episode 10: Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024
  • Episode 11: Saturday, February 2024
  • Episode 12: Sunday, February 2024
  • Episode 13: Saturday, March 2024
  • Episode 14: Sunday, March 2024
  • Episode 15: Saturday, March 2024
  • Episode 16: Sunday, March 2024

See the cast in action the exciting official trailer below!

Sadly, this K-Drama has been billed as a limited series, meaning it will not return with a second installment in the future. However, the good news is that the story will completely wrap up by the end of the season.

Be sure to check out Captivating the King season 1 episode 3, dropping on Netflix on Jan. 27.

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