Holy drama casting gods this is HUGE news! Just released from military service Lee Min Ho has confirmed his first comeback project and it’s a doozy. While others who served at the same time as him including Ji Chang Wook, Im Shi Wan, and even Kang Ha Neul have all been rumored for projects and later confirmed their respective comebacks, it was mum for Lee Min Ho and I figured maybe he was looking to do something low key and maybe experimental, yunno something different. Looks like he is going all in for the current Hallyu trend which means working with top drama screenwriter Kim Eun Sook again after the two hit ratings and buzz magic with high school drama Heirs (He Who Wishes to Wear the Crown, Endures Its Weight). Lee Min Ho is confirmed as the male lead for Kim Eun Sook’s next drama airing in Spring 2020 now revealed with the title The King: Eternal Sovereign. Unlike her last drama Mr. Sunshine which was a somber period patriotic tearjerker, The King harkens back to the fantasy genre Kim Eun Sook did with The Goblin and Secret Garden. It’s about parallel universes and the question posed – would you switch if the parallel universe you is living a better life?
In a fantasy world, the Gods have released the Devil into the world and the Devil has opened the doors between parallel worlds. If the other me in the parallel world is living a better life, would I choose to switch? This drama is about this conundrum posed by the Devil choosing to open the door between worlds. The King wants to close the door and a Cop just wants to protect his life, friends, and love, the two will have to work together and the story unfolds from there.