Lee Min Ho Confirmed To Reunite With “Heirs” Writer Kim Eun Sook For New Drama
On May 7, the production company Hwa&Dam Pictures released an official press release stating that Kim Eun Sook was working on her next drama project, tentatively titled “The King: The Eternal Monarch” (literal translation), and that Lee Min Ho had been cast as the male lead.
The drama is scheduled to air sometime in the first half of 2020 and will be directed by Baek Sang Hoon. He previously worked with Kim Eun Sook in the hit drama “Descendants of the Sun.” Lee Min Ho previously worked with Kim Eun Sook in the 2013 drama “Heirs.”
This drama is Lee Min Ho’s first announced project since his military discharge in April. In Hwa&Dam’s statement, they said, “This is our second time working together after ‘Heirs.’ This is because he is an actor we can trust. You can expect to see more mature and deeper acting from Lee Min Ho in ‘The King: The Eternal Monarch.'”
“The King: The Eternal Monarch” is a drama that tackles the subject of parallel worlds. In one world, the emperor of the Korean empire seeks to keep the doors closed, while in the other, a detective of the Republic of Korea seeks to protect his life and the people he loves.
Yoon Ha Rim, the production company’s representative, stated, “Nothing has been decided yet with regard to the broadcaster or any broadcasting details. But we have the director and the male lead and we will begin filming sometime in the second half of this year.”
Are you excited to see Lee Min Ho and Kim Eun Sook work together again?