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Lee Min Ho Reunites With Star Writer Kim Eun Sook For Dual Roles In New Fantasy Romance Drama

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After doting his fans with his social media updates, Lee Min Ho escalates his sweetness with upcoming drama announcement.

Touted as a sophisticated imaginative series, Lee Min Ho will be joining a powerhouse creative team. Hwa&Dam Pictures confirmed that writer Kim Eun Sook will meet the actor again for The King: the Eternal Monarch (working title).

In 2013, Lee brought life to Kim Tan in SBS series The Heirs – the only youth-oriented series penned by hitmaker writer Kim. This time around, they will work together for an inventive story threading on “parallel world” premise.

Joining them in executing the script is director Baek Sang Hoon, who will also reunite with Kim Eun Sook since Descendants of the Sun. Collating the drama portfolio of Lee, Kim, and Baek, features some of the most popular and highly-rated Korean dramas in the last five years. It includes Mr. Sunshine, Goblin, Descendants of the Sun, Love in the Moonlight and The Legend of the Blue Sea.

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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.

Aiming a broadcast date in the first half of 2020, the production team starts filming in the second half of the year. Hwa&Dam Pictures expressed confidence with their new venture citing that Lee Min Ho is an actor they can trust.

Additionally, the production company disclosed no definite information on broadcasting details yet, but promises a huge scale fantasy romance project.

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Recommended Korean Dramas: Reply 1988, Nine, Misaeng, Gaksital, Discovery of Love, Because This is My First Life, Descendants of the Sun, My Love from the Star, Healer, Punch, You’re Beautiful, Coffee Prince, Princess Hours, The Greatest Love, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, City Hunter, and The Smile Has Left Your Eyes.

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