Netflix has dropped the main trailer of The King: Eternal Monarch, a romantic fantasy drama starring Lee Min-ho in the title role. It is the Korean superstar’s comeback TV project after a three-year hiatus. The drama premieres on the streaming service on April 17.
The King: Eternal Monarch promises to take the romantic fantasy genre to a whole new level. The series revolves around the relationships of people from two parallel universes.
King Lee Gon seeks to seal the gateway between dimensions, while Jung Tae-eul, a police inspector, simply wants to protect other’s lives and their loves.
The King: Eternal Monarch is written by Kim Eun-suk (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Mr. Sunshine, Descendants of the Sun), and directed by Baek Sang-hoon (Secret, Who Are You: School 2015 and Descendants of the Sun) and Jeong Jee-hyun (Search: WWW).
In The King: Eternal Monarch, Lee Min-ho portrays Lee Gon, the ruler of the Kingdom of Corea in the year 2020.
In a statement, the actor had expressed excitement for playing the role: “I look forward to returning from a long hiatus and reuniting with everyone in The King: Eternal Monarch. Thank you so much to my fans for your patience and I will try to give back with my very best.”
The actor returned to showbiz last year after completing the two-year mandatory military service.
The series also reunites him with writer Kim Eun-suk, with whom he previously collaborated on the drama Inheritors.
Starring opposite Lee Min-ho is Kim Go-eun (Goblin) who will play the police detective Jeong Tae-eul. They are fated to meet despite belonging to different worlds.