SBS has dropped new stills from its upcoming drama The King: Eternal Monarch featuring Lee Min-ho and Woo Do-hwan.
Written by Kim Eun-sook, The King: Eternal Monarch is a fantasy romance drama set in two parallel worlds—one in which South Korea is a constitutional monarchy and one in which it is a democracy, like the present. Lee Min-ho stars as the third-generation Emperor Lee Gon, who gets transported into a parallel world because of a door opened by supernatural entities. There, he meets detective Jung Tae-eul, played by Kim Go-eun, and the two team up to save their loved ones from the danger brought about by the door.
The new promos released on March 26 give a glimpse into the friendship between Lee Min-ho’s and Woo Do-hwan’s characters. Woo plays Jo Young, the commander of the emperor’s royal guard and also his best friend. Before Jo Young took charge of the royal guard, he and Lee Gon grew up together in the imperial palace as kids. Despite Lee’s royal status, their bond remains unchanged and is more akin to brothers than a typical king and bodyguard.
The stills show the usually solemn-looking Lee Min-ho smiling and invading Woo Do-hwan’s personal space in an attempt to tease him. Due to their respective positions in society, the two characters are forced to put on a mask before the public. But when no one is watching, they relax and joke around like regular friends.
The King: Eternal Monarch is slated to premiere next month as a Friday-Saturday drama on SBS. It is just one of the six new Korean dramas that will premiere in April. Check out the previously released teaser, stills and posters for the drama.
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