Korona królów

Korona królów (The Crown of the Kings) is a Polish historical drama series. Aired from January 1, 2018 on TVP1. The show is a biographical story about the reign of Polish Kings: King Casimir III the Great (seasons 1-2), and then Queen Jadwiga (season 3) of the Kingdom of Poland.[1] The series tells the story of the monarchy in Poland under the rule of the last Piasts, Anjou and the first Jagiellons in the 14th century.

Korona królów
Also known asThe Crown of the Kings
GenreHistorical Drama
Written by
  • Ilona Łepkowska
  • Jan Piotr Szafraniec
  • Agnieszka Olejnik
  • Monika Zięba-Rybkowska
  • Małgorzata Jurczak
  • Dariusz Banek
  • Ewelina Chyrzyńska
  • Klara Kawka
  • Ewa Bulanda
Directed by
Starring
  • Mateusz Król
  • Marta Bryła
  • Halina Łabonarska
  • Katarzyna Czapla
  • Andrzej Hausner
  • Aleksandra Przesław
  • Andrzej Popiel
  • Ewelina Pankowska
  • Kamil Siegmund
  • Dagmara Bryzek
  • Vasyl Vasylyk
  • Antoni Sałaj
  • Zbigniew Suszyński
  • Grażyna Szapołowska
ComposerMarcin Przybyłowicz
Country of originPoland
Original languages
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes400
Production
Running time25-29 min.
Production companyTVP
Release
Original networkTVP1
Original releaseJanuary 1, 2018 (2018-01-01) –
October 8, 2020 (2020-10-08)
External links
Website

PlotEdit

Season 1Edit

The first season shows events from 1325-1339, showing the last years of King Władysław the Elbow-high's reign and the beginnings of the rule of Casimir the Great. It focuses on his first marriage with Queen Aldona Anna of Lithuania and relationship with mother - Queen Hedvig of Kalisz. Season ends in 1339, the year of death of Aldona and Hedvig.

Season 2Edit

The second season starts three years after events of 1st season's finale and shows events from years 1342-1370. It shows the threads of three castles: Wawel, Visegrad and Świdnica. The story of King Casimir III the Great and his second wife Queen Adelaide of Hesse, is extended of threads of his sister - Elizabeth of Poland, Queen of Hungary, her son King Louis the Great and his nephew - Duke Bolko II the Small, his wife Agnes von Habsburg and niece Anna of Świdnica, future empress. Season shows also bigamic marriages of Casimir with Christina Rokiczana and Hedwig of Sagan, during Queen Adelaide's life. The action of the final episode takes place in 1374, four years after Casimir's death, when Jadwiga of Poland is born.

Season 3Edit

The third season shows the life of Saint Jadwiga of Poland and shows events from years 1376-1399. The action begins at the turn of 1376 and 1377 during the reign of Louis I of Hungary. The last years of his reign are shown, as well as the last moments of regency of his mother Queen Elizabeth in the Kingdom of Poland. The season explores the life and reign of Queen Jadwiga of Anjou, crowned King of Poland in 1384. One of the main threads is her relationship with Prince William Courteous of Austria and marriage with the Lithuanian Grand Duke Jogaiła. Season ends with death of Queen Jadwiga, three weeks after childbirth. In the final episode her and her baby daughter's funeral is shown.

Season 4Edit

Fourth season is going to continue king Jogaila's story after death of Queen Jadwiga, including the war with Teutonic Order and famous Battle of Grunwald from 1410.

Series overviewEdit

Season Season premiere Season finale Episodes TV Channel Main character Action years
1 January 1, 2018 May 22, 2018 1-84 84 TVP1 King Casimir III the Great 1325-1339
2 September 3, 2018 June 25, 2019 85-245 161 1342-1374
3 September 9, 2019 May 1, 2020 246-376 155 St. Queen Jadwiga of Poland 1376-1399
August 31, 2020 October 8, 2020 377-400

Special episodesEdit

Korona królów: Od księcia do króla (The Crown of Kings: From Prince to King) is a special 25-minute episode of the series. He will explore the mystery of gaining power by Kazimierz. This episode is a summary of the events of the first series of the series - from the engagement of Kazimierz Anna to the moment of his mother's death Jadwiga. This episode will premiere on May 24, 2018 (Thursday), the day after the premiere of the first series issue.[2]

Korona królów: Taka historia... (The Crown of Kings: Such a story ...) is a program that shows the story behind the creation of the series, as well as aimed at historical education. The premiere episodes are announced for Fridays at 18.30, starting from September 7, 2018, i.e. after the first week of the broadcast of the second season of the series[3]

Characters and CastEdit

Main CastEdit

Royal FamilyEdit

House of PiastEdit

House of AnjouEdit

House of JagiellonsEdit

  • Karolina Chapko as Queen Elizabeth Granowska (seasons 3-4)
  • TBA as Queen Anne of Cilii (season 4)
  • TBA as Queen Sofia (season 4)
  • TBA as Princess Jadwiga Jagiellon (season 4)

House of HabsburgsEdit

House of GediminidsEdit

House of LuxembourgsEdit

Castle officials, nobility and knightsEdit

  • Paulina Lasota as Cudka (seasons 1-2)
  • Joanna Kwiatkowska-Zduń as Cudka (season 3)
    • Marcelina Chlebna as child Cudka (season 1)
  • Adrian Brząkała as Pełka, Cudka's Son (season 3)
  • Karol Czajkowski as Niemierza, Cudka's Son (season 3)
  • Michalina Sosna as Christine of Rokiczan (season 2)
  • Anna Terpiłowska as Estera, King Casimir the Great's lover (seasons 2-3)
  • Sławomir Orzeszowski as Spycimir Leliwita, Castellan of Cracow (seasons 1-2)
  • Tomasz Sapryk as Chancellor Zbigniew (seasons 1-2)
  • Marcin Rogacewicz as Jaśko from Melsztyn, knight and Castellan of Cracow (seasons 1-3)
  • Aleksander Kaleta as Spytko II from Melsztyn, Castellan of Cracow (season 3)
  • Robert Gonera as Bishop of Cracow, Jan Grot (seasons 1-2)
  • Artur Dziurman as Bishop of Cracow Jan Bodzęta (season 2)
  • Grzegorz Wons as Marcin from Rajsk (seasons 2-3).
  • Agnieszka Mandat as Katarzyna Pilecka (seasons 1-2)
  • Adam Bobik as Monk Wojciech, Queen Aldona and Adelaide's confessor (seasons 1-3)
  • Wenanty Nosul as Eljasz, monk and medical (seasons 1-2)
  • Violetta Arlak as Bożena Tęczyńska, Jan Grot's cousin (seasons 1-2)
  • Andrzej Deskur as Archbishop of Gniezno Jarosław Bogoria (seasons 1-2)
  • Krzysztof Wrona as Pełka from Sieciechowo, Castellan of Kalisz (seasons 1-2)
  • Piotr Gawron-Jedlikowski as Niemierza from Gołcza (seasons 1-2)
  • Marcin Rudziński as Archbishop of Gniezno Janisław (season 1)
  • Piot Ligenza as Mikołaj Ligęza, cupbearer (seasons 1-2)
  • Jacek Kopczyński as Grzegorz Nekanda (season 1)
  • Miron Jagniewski as Paszek, Grot's secretary (seasons 1-2)
  • Paulina Kondrak as Jagna (seasons 1-2)
  • Leszek Zdun as Janko from Czarnków (season 2)
  • Paweł Janyst as Janusz Suchywilk (seasons 2-3)
  • Marianna Zydek as Małogorzata Tęczyńska (seasons 1-2)
  • Jan Dravnel as Edmundas, Algirdas' knight (season 1)
  • Sławomir Holland as Jan Ligęza, cupbearer (season 1)
  • Jakub Mróz as Giovanni (season 1)
  • Mateusz Kmiecik as Idzi, Cupbearer (seasons 1-2)
  • Wiktoria Wolańska as Ofka, Jaśko from Melsztyn's wife (seasons 1-2)
  • Izabela Noszczyk as Bogna, Ofka's aunt (seasons 1-2)
  • Bartosz Adamczyk as Adam (season 2)
  • Rafał Szałajko as Wacław from Balice (season 2)
  • Bartłomiej Cabaj as Andrzej from Tęczyn (season 2)
  • Maciej Robakiewicz as Adam from Książ (season 2)
  • Maciej Grzybowski as Władysław from Wilhelmowo (season 2)
  • Ziemowit Wasilewski as Cupbearer Zygfryd (season 2)
  • Zbigniew Dziduch as Beniamin from Kołdręb (season 2)
  • Wojciech Dmochowski as Błażej from Rajsk (season 2)
  • Paweł Caban as Michał from Czacz (season 2)
  • Łukasz Mazurek as Priest Marcin Baryczka (season 2)
  • Michał Lewandowski as Imperial Knight Hasso Wedel (season 2)
  • Jacek Ryś as Maciej Borkowic (season 2)
  • Arkadiusz Cyran as Bishop of Cracow Jan Radlica (season 3)
  • Piotr Dąbrowski as Archbishop of Gniezno Jan Bodzanta (season 3)
  • Arkadiusz Detmer as Przedbor from Brzezie (season 3)
  • Andrzej Musiał as Sędziwój from Szubin (season 3)
  • Andrzej Mastalerz as Dymitr from Goraj (season 3)
  • Aleksandra Nieśpielak as Felicja (season 3)
  • Gabriela Całun as Jadwiga Pilecka from Melsztyn (season 3)
  • TBA as Jan from Tarnów (season 3)
  • Jakub Głukowski as Jan from Tęczyn (season 3)
  • Krzysztof Wach as Bishop of Cracow Piotr Wysz (season 3)

Castle servantsEdit

  • Małgorzata Kozłowska as Margit, Queen Jawiga's Maidservant (season 3)
  • Emma Herdzik as Queen Jadwiga's Maidservant Elizabeth Lackfi (season 3)
  • Karina Seweryn as Egle, servant of Queen Aldona Anna. (seasons 1-2)
  • Agata Bykowska as Gabija, lithuanian cook (seasons 1-2)
  • Karolina Kominek as Queen Adelaide's Maidservant Oda (season 2)
  • Hanna Wojak as Queen Adelaide's Maidservant Jutta (season 2)
  • Zofia Schwinke as Queen Elizabeth's Maidservant Ilona (seasons 2-3)
  • Paulina Masiak as Duchess Agnes' Maidervant Ilza (season 2)
  • Ilona Korycka as Maidserwant Halszka (season 1)
  • Dagmara Bąk as Maiderwant Helena, served Queen Anna, then Duchess Agnieszka. (seasons 1-2)
  • Kinga Jasik as Helena Reibnitz (season 3)
  • Magda Groszek as child Helena (season 2)
  • Aleksandra Ciejek as Maidservant Manita (season 2)
  • Helena Chorzelska as Servant Weronika (season 2)
  • Beata Chyczewska as Queen Elizabeth's Maidservant Klara Pukar (seasons 2-2)
  • Monika Domowicz as Queen Elizabeth;s Maidservant Anda (seasons 1-3)
  • Dagmara Brodziak as Servant Femka (seasons 1-2)
  • Renata Berger as Maidserwent Stanisława (season 1)
  • Dominika Kryszczńska as Machna (season 1)
  • Mirosław Kupiec as Magister Cuinae (season 1)
  • Gabriela Chojecka as Egle's daughter Audre (seasons 1-2)
  • Grzegorz Woś as Servant Śmil (seasons 1-2)
  • Mirosław Jękot as Chef (seasons 1-2)
  • Grzegorz Kowalczyk as Groom Rafał (seasons 1-2)
  • Ryszard Jabłoński as Kitchen Boy Grzymek (seasons 2-3)
  • Marcin Bubółka as Chitchen Boy Miłek (seasons 1-2)

Other charactersEdit

  • Dorota Chotecka-Pazura as Regina (season 2)
  • TBA as Urszula (season 3)
  • Karolina Piechota as Vendor Rozalia (season 1)
  • Bartłomiej Nowosielski as Józef (season 1)
  • Maurycy Popiel as Arunas Szymon (season 1)
  • Zbigniew Waleryś as Innkeeper (seasons 1-2)
  • Izabela Bujniewicz as Lenka (season 2)
  • Aleksandra Grzelak as Barbara Dunin (season 1)
  • Karolina Porcari as Bella (season 2)
  • Natalia Lesz as Ragana (season 3)
  • Jasper Sołtysiewicz as Gedko (season 1)
  • Karol Zakrzewski as Witautas, Lithuanian trader (seasons 1-2)
  • Mateusz Burdach as Bogdan (season 2)
  • Jan Cięciara as Young Bogdan (season 1)
  • Ludmiła Warzecha as Old lady (season 1)
  • Maciej Mikołajczyk as Stasiek from Wierzbin (seasons 1-2)
  • Wojciech Starostecki as Trader Jarzynka (seasons 1-2)
  • Dominik Bąk as Mszczuj (season 1)
  • Jerzy Mazur as Maidservant Helena's father Przybysław (season 2)
  • Paweł Tucholski as Guillaume de Machaut (season 2)
  • Marek Prażnowski as Wierzynek (season 2)
  • Kiril Denev as Eutryfon (season 2)
  • Karol Drozd as Jan from Sącz (season 2)
  • Marcin Kiszluk as King Peter I of Cyprus (season 2)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FilmPolski.pl". FilmPolski (in Polish). Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  2. ^ "Korona królów: Od księcia do króla - odcinek specjalny" (in Polish). m.teleman.pl. Retrieved May 13, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Korona królów: Taka historia... NEW Documentary about the scenes behind the series! The premiere on September 7, 2018" (in Polish). m.wirtualnemedia.pl. Retrieved August 23, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)