The drama, which concluded on February 5, was his first attempt at sageuk (a historical drama). During the interview, he said, “I was worried because it was my first sageuk. Now that it’s done, I can say that it really was difficult.” He further continued, “But I thought, ‘this is why so many people want to do sageuk.’ It was a great experience and I would like to try again. You get to feel these emotions you normally can’t through a trendy drama.”
“The King’s Face” had a one-digit rating throughout its run. Its highest rating was during the finale, when it scored a 9.1% rating, nationally. The drama’s low ratings were in line with the general decrease in network TV ratings across the board.
Despite the drama’s less-than-stellar ratings, Seo In Guk said that he was satisfied with the numbers. “Of course, it would have been nice if they were higher. But I am still happy with the ratings of ‘The King’s Face.’ Because it didn’t fall from the first episode. In fact, the last episode’s ratings were much higher than the beginning.”
During the interview, the talented singer-turned-actor said that he did not have any concrete plans for the immediate future, yet.