“The King Loves” finishes filming, to follow “Lookout” in July

Upcoming MBC drama The King Loves finished filming on June 15 and is now set to take over Lookout in the Monday-Tuesday timeslot some time in July. The drama completely finished shooting its final scenes in Buyeo County, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea.

The King Loves is a historical melodrama based on a novel of the same name that tells the story of Goryeo prince Wang Won (later King Chungseon) and his best friend who later becomes his rival in a woman’s heart. Im Shi-wan (Misaeng) plays the role of the prince, who is power-hungry and ambitious. Hong Jong-hyun (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) portrays his best friend of royal birth who loses everything to him and falls in love with the same woman he loves. Yoon-ah (The K2) takes on the role of that woman, the only daughter of the wealthiest man in Goryeo.

The King Loves main cast: Hong Jong-hyun, Yoon-ah, and Im Shiwan
The main cast of The King Loves from left: Hong Jong-hyun, Yoon-ah, and Im Shi-wan

The drama started filming in January 2017. Im Shi-wan expressed his bittersweet feeling towards the end of the shooting, saying “I worked with many actors, actresses and staff members for 6 months. We were together every day and after finishing filming, I have a bittersweet feeling. I hope viewers enjoy the drama.” Yoon-ah also hoped that the viewers would enjoy the drama and stated how happy she was to be able to portray her character. “I worked with good people for the past 6 months. I am so thankful. For me, it was a new challenge to portray Eun San. I am happy to have thought about her intently and portray her. This was a very precious time for me. I hope many people enjoy the drama series this summer,” she said.

The King Loves is directed by Glamorous Temptation PD King Sang-hyub and written by writer Song Ji-na of Healer and Faith. The writer’s involvement in the drama was revealed only recently.

The King Loves will probably air on July 17, about a week after Lookout airs its finale on July 11, 2017.

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