‘The King: Eternal Monarch’ releases new teaser, confirms premiere date

The King: Eternal Monarch has released a new teaser that confirms its premiere date in April.

The short teaser opens with a blue sky that provides a dazzling backdrop for a gorgeous tree and the field of pink-colored plants that surround it. The beautiful scene disappears when lightning and darkness strike, which is followed by the faces of Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-hwan, Kim Kyung-nam, Jung Eun-chae, and Lee Jung-jin that are shown in quick succession.

SBS posted the said teaser on Instagram.

The footer of the video confirms that The King: Eternal Monarch will premiere on April 17. It will air every Friday and Saturday on SBS at 10 p.m. KST, following the conclusion of Hyena.

SBS also posted a longer version of the teaser on YouTube. The video begins in the same way as the shorter version but goes on to show computer-animated scenes that highlight one of the central themes of the story—parallel worlds. It also shows the names of the six main actors of the drama and ends with the meeting of Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun, which is also featured in one of these promotional posters.

The King: Eternal Monarch is set in two parallel worlds—one where Korea is a constitutional monarchy and the other where it is a democracy. Its story unfolds when a portal that connects the two worlds opens and brings danger to both worlds. This prompts the emperor (Lee Min-ho) of the Kingdom of Korea to seek help from a detective (Kim Go-eun) in the Republic of Korea to save people’s lives.

Meanwhile, Woo Do-hwan and Jung Eun-chae play the captain of the emperor’s royal guard and the prime minister of the monarchy Korea, respectively. Kim Kyung-nam takes on the role of a passionate young detective like Kim Go-eun’s character while Lee Jung-jin portrays the uncle of Lee Min-ho’s.

The King: Eternal Monarch is written by Kim Eun-sook (Mr. Sunshine) and directed by Baek Sang-hoon (Love in the Moonlight). It is one of the six new Korean dramas in April and six recently announced series that will be available on Netflix.

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