King Maker: The Change of Destiny

King Maker: The Change of Destiny

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During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), Choi Cheon Joong (Park Shi Hoo) is Korea’s leading fortuneteller and face-reading physiognomist – as well as a skilled gambler and martial artist. He is beloved by the people of the realm and is a fierce patriot. However, he now faces his biggest challenge yet when he takes it upon himself to replace the corrupt regime running the country, hoping to elect in their place a virtuous young prince from a minor royal line. The prince, he believes, is the ideal man to take the Joseon throne. He also identifies the realm’s ideal royal consort – a humble street girl. Choi Cheon Joong must use all of his abilities to help the couple take power – but is aided in his efforts by a princess named Hwang Bong Ryun (Go Sung Hee) a woman who also displays incredible fortune-telling skills. As the duo proceeds with the audacious plan, they begin to develop feelings for one another... This drama series was based on a novel by writer Lee Byung Ju, entitled “Wind and Clouds and Rain,” which was serialized in a national newspaper between 1977 and 1987. “King Maker: The Change of Destiny” is a 2020 South Korean drama series directed by Yoon Sang Ho and adapted for the screen by Bang Ji Young.