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'Legend Of The Blue Sea' Actor Lee Min Ho To Reunite With 'The Heirs' Writer For His Comeback K-Drama

by Jessica Rapir / May 07, 2019 06:16 AM EDT
'Legend Of The Blue Sea' actor Lee Min Ho to reunite with 'The Heirs' writer for his comeback K-drama. Photo by Official Lee Min Ho /Facebook

Legend Of The Blue Sea actor Lee Min Ho has been confirmed to be making a TV comeback soon. Another good news is that his next K-drama will be a reunion with The Heirs Kim Eun Sook.

Korean production company Hwa&Dam Pictures released an official press release stating that critically-acclaimed Korean screenwriter Kim Eun Sook is working on with her next TV project. The K-drama is tentatively titled The King: The Eternal Monarch. Lee has already been cast as its lead male actor. It will be Lee's comeback project since his discharge from military service last month.

The newly discharged actor and Kim Eun Sook are also teaming up with Descendants of The Sun PD Baek Sang Hoon. Baek and Kim had also worked together in DOTS.

Kim Eun Sook is not only popular in the entertainment industry for The Heirs and DOTS. He is also the screenwriter for other popular K-dramas such as Lovers in Paris, Secret Garden, A Gentleman's Dignity, Goblin, and the most recent Netflix hit Korean TV series, Mr. Sunshine.

Her upcoming masterpiece, The King: The Eternal Monarch, is about two parallel worlds. A God apparently sets a devil free in the human world. The devil opens up a door to the parallel worlds.

In one world, the emperor of the Korean empire seeks to keep the doors closed. In the other realm, a detective seeks to protect his life and the people he loves.

Hwa&Dam said nothing has been decided yet with regard to the broadcaster or any broadcasting details of The King: The Eternal Monarch but its production is already set to begin anytime this year. The K-drama is also expected to premiere in the first half of 2020.  

The King: The Eternal Monarch is Lee Min Ho's comeback TV project. He last appeared in the 2016 hit series Legend Of The Blue Sea alongside actress Jun Ji Hyun.

He also acted as presenter for the documentary series, DMZ, The Wild, which is about wildlife inside Korea's Demilitarized Zone. The documentary was aired in April 2017, a month prior to Lee's military enlistment.

The City Hunter actor served as a public service worker due to severe injuries he suffered in a car accident in 2006. In May 2018, Lee entered the Korea Army Training Center in Nonsan to complete his four weeks of basic military training.

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