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 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.