Insu, The Queen Mother
Insu, The Queen Mother (Korean: 인수대비; Hanja: 仁粹大妃; RR: Insudaebi; lit. Queen Insoo) is a 2011 South Korean historical television series, starring Chae Shi-ra, Hahm Eun-jung, Kim Young-ho, Kim Mi-sook, Baek Sung-hyun and Jeon Hye-bin. Focusing on the fierce power struggle among three women in the royal court of the Joseon Dynasty, it aired from December 3, 2011 to June 24, 2012 on Saturdays and Sundays at 20:55 (KST) time slot for 60 episodes. It was one of the inaugural dramas on newly launched cable channel jTBC.
|Insu, The Queen Mother|
|Also known as||Queen Insu|
|Genre||Period / Historical|
|Written by||Jung Ha-yeon|
|Directed by||Lee Tae-gon |
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||60|
|Executive producer||Lee Young Joon|
|Producer||Jo Joon Hyung|
|Production locations||Korea, Japan, China|
|Running time||Saturdays and Sundays at 20:55 (KST)|
|Production companies||Drama house |
|Original release||3 December 2011 –|
24 June 2012
Chae Shi-ra reprised the role of Queen Insoo; she previously played the same character in the 1998-2000 period drama The King and the Queen, also written by Jung Ha-yeon. She said she joined the series because she wanted to explore the character further, "This drama series focuses more on the ambitious side of Queen Insoo, who dreams of becoming the absolute ruler of the Joseon Dynasty, and I liked the part."
- Chae Shi-ra as Queen Insoo (23-60)
- Kim Mi-sook as Queen Jeonghui
- Kim Young-ho as Grand Prince Suyang
- Baek Sung-hyun as Crown Prince Uigyeong (1-22), Seongjong of Joseon (40-54) (dual role)
- Jeon Hye-bin as Deposed Queen Lady Yoon (23-54)
- Jin Ji-hee - Song-yi (the future Lady Yoon) (1-22)
- Kim Ga-yeon as Prince Gyeyang's wife
- Han In-soo as Kim Jongseo
- Lee Kwang-ki as Grand Prince Anpyeong
- Shim Yang-hong as Hwangbo In
- Choi Ji-na as Yang Hye-bin
- Jang Yong as Han Hwak
- Kim Yong-hee as Kwon Ram
- Kwon Ki-seon as Song-yi's mother
- Lee Deok-hee as Court lady Kim
- Seo Yi-sook as Court lady Park
- Baek Seung-hwan - as Yoon-goo
- Joo Min-soo as Yoon-woo
- Chae Sang-woo as King Danjong
- Son Byong-ho as Han Myung-hoi
- Yoo Ho-rin as Cho-sun
- Jo Jung-eun as Dan-jong's Queen
- Choi Won-hong as Prince Jasan, later young King Seongjong (23-40)
- Jin Tae-hyun as Prince Yeonsan
- Jeon So-min as Jang Nok-su
- Hong So-hee as Queen Shin
- Kwon Min as Heo Chim
- Kang Cho-hee as Kwon Suk-ui
- Yoo Gyeom as Prince Hannam
- Sunwoo Jae-duk as King Munjong
- Jeon Moo-song as King Sejong
- Noh Young-hak as Prince Haeyang
- Lee Yeon-doo as Queen Ansun
- Yoon Joo as Se-seon
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