Update, 13 April: The first official trailer of the highly anticipated K-drama, The King: Eternal Monarch has arrived in lieu of the television series’ premiere on 17 April. One of the reason’s for the deafening buzz around this upcoming TV show is due to South Korean actor, Lee Min-Ho‘s return to the small screen after completing his mandatory military service. The trailer gave us a taste of the world we will be entering with the dashing actor and it looks as epic as ever. Watch the full trailer below:
The historical-fantasy romance promises incredible visuals, juxtaposing a little bit of “Old Korea” with the urban landscape of present-day Korea. The entire cast including Kim Go-Eun (the female lead), Tempted’s Woo Do-Hwan and actress Jung Eun-Chae looked drop dead gorgeous in the trailer so there is plenty of eye candy to go around with this show. With the first episode airing this Friday, the wait is almost over and it couldn’t have come at a better time as the entire nation is under quarantine.
Update, 23 March: The teaser to Lee Min-Ho‘s highly anticipated K-drama titled, The King: Eternal Monarch has been revealed and we simply cannot contain our excitement. The upcoming TV series will be premiering on Netflix next month and will be Lee’s first big project after completing his military service. The teaser showed Lee’s character, Emperor Lee Gon doing regular “emperor” things like riding a pristine white steed for instance. It also showed off a key plot point which was the emperor’s ability to travel through parallel universes and manipulating the fabric of space and time. The scene where the snow around Emperor Lee Gon falls in reverse.
We also get to see more of Lee’s co-star, Kim Go-Eun who plays Detective Jung Tae-Eul . Even from the short teaser, audiences can enjoy the promising of romance between the two characters.
Watch the teaser and you’ll get what we’re going on about:
Original, 17 March: Fans of Lee Min-Ho, the wait is finally over! The 32-year-old Hallyu star will be gracing the small screen in his first project after completing his mandatory military service. Promotional images and posters of the upcoming South Korean drama, The King: Eternal Monarch have been released in lieu of its April 2020 release date. The images feature a dashing Lee looking royal AF in a military-esque outfit emitting a golden, halo-like glow. Pretty befitting as Lee is playing the main protagonist, Emperor Lee Gon.
Lee stars opposite Goblin‘s Kim Go-Eun who will be playing Detective Jung Tae-Eul. The King: Eternal Monarch is a historical, fantasy and romance television series that revolves around Emperor Lee Gon who tries to close the doors to a parallel world which was opened by demons. These creatures were unleashed by a deity into the human world, causing chaos and mayhem to ensue. In the human world, we meet Detective Jung who simply wishes to protect people and the ones she loves. When the two worlds collide, these two unlikely characters meet and it’s up to them to save all of humanity.
Lee addressed his fans after the drama was announced after the first script reading session in September last year. “After a long break, I am returning with The King: Eternal Monarch,” Lee said, “You have waited a long time, so I will come to you soon and make a good impression. It’s even more meaningful to be able to work with [screenwriter Kim Eun-Sook] again as a more mature [actor], and I will work hard to make this a good project, especially since it’s our second one [together]. Please look forward to the exceptional love story drawn by our drama.”
He had previously worked with screenwriter Kim Eun-Sook in the drama, Heirs, which became an instant success. This will be the second time the two will be working together and we cannot wait!
The King: Eternal Monarch is set to premiere in April 2020 on SBS.