Lee Min-ho Ready to Enthrall Fans with Much-Awaited TV Series

Lee Min-ho (left) and Kim Go-eun

An online press event for actor Lee Min-ho's much-hyped TV series was held in Seoul on Thursday, a day ahead of its airing. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the event went online, replacing the usual promotional junket. 

"The King: Eternal Monarch" costarring actress Kim Go-eun is Lee's first project since his discharge from mandatory military service in April last year.

The series is scripted by Kim Eun-sook, who is famous for many mega-hit TV series including "Descendants of the Sun", "Goblin" and "Mr. Sunshine", and tells the story of two people from parallel universes.

"It's been a while. I feel awkward but also excited at the same time", Lee said at the event.

"I think now it's time for me to show something different with more mature and grown-up roles", he said. "I seriously contemplated my career as an actor to figure out how I can build up my acting skills while reflecting on my previous work and researching many other things to broaden my spectrum", he added.

The fantasy drama begins airing on Friday night.

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"The King: Eternal Monarch" is directed by Baek Sang-hoon, Jung Ji-hyun, written by Kim Eun-sook, and features Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-hwan, Kim Kyung-nam-II, Jung Eun-chae, Lee Jung-jin. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/04/17~Upcoming, Fri, Sat 22:00 on SBS.