Lee Min Ho & Kim Go Eun’s New Drama Secures Broadcast Spot On SBS
Eagerly-awaited by drama fans, Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun’s drama will be aired on SBS.
Arguably, one of the most anticipated dramas next year, The King: The Eternal Monarch penned by Kim Eun Sook, finds home channel for its airing date in early 2020.
Returning to her roots, Kim began her career in SBS in drama South of the Sun (2003). Thereafter, she has written eight dramas for the network – all highly-regarded for its story and have mostly topped ratings.
Incidentally, the hero of the celebrated writer’s new project also had his last drama on SBS. Before his military service, Lee Min Ho starred in 2017 fantasy-romance The Legend of the Blue Sea.
Based on the narrative overview, The King: the Eternal Monarch features two settings following its parallel universe concept. It is also billed to showcase romantic moments for the hero and chosen female lead.
Fusing traditional and modern times, Lee Min Ho suits up to portray two roles. In one world, he is Korean Emperor Lee Gon, who wants to close the door that connects the two realms. In another world, he is South Korean detective, who protects the lives of the people and his loved ones. Both characters have to confront the Devil, the projected villain of the story.
Following Lee Min Ho’s dual portrayal, the same challenge will be tackled by Kim Go Eun. She suits up for contrasting characters in the two parallel words. In Korean empire she portrays criminal Luna. Meanwhile, in the Republic of Korea world, she is Jung Tae Eul, a detective who will team up with Lee Min Ho’s character Lee Gon.
Tasked to present antithesis characters, Kim acknowledged the heavy load but vows to accomplish it.
Particularly, the fact that the series will be aired on SBS is attracting much attention owing to the the special relationship between SBS and Kim Eun Sook. Having worked on remarkable projects together before, the viewers can expect an explosive television production.
Among the renowned dramas Kim wrote for SBS are Lovers in Paris (2004), City Hall (2009), Secret Garden (2010), A Gentleman’s Dignity (2012) and The Heirs (2013).
Building her impressive portfolio, she has received love from the dramas Descendants of the Sun (2016), Goblin (2017), and Mr. Sunshine (2018). All these dramas she has shared the glory with Director Lee Eung Bok, who will also helm the new series.
The King: The Eternal Monarch will be broadcast in the 1st half of 2020.
Source: Sports Chosun