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The King: Eternal Monarch Cast and Synopsis

The King: The Eternal Monarch

The King: The Eternal Monarch is one of the most awaited Korean dramas of 2020. Shooting started at the end of 2019 and the show is expected to air in the first half of the following year.


  • Drama: The King: The Eternal Monarch
  • Hangul: 더 킹: 영원의 군주
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcasting Network: SBS and Netflix
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Historical
  • Release date: April 17, 2020
  • Air time: Fridays & Saturdays

The King: Eternal Monarch Cast

  • Lee Min-Ho: Lee Gon
  • Kim Go-Eun: Luna and Jung Tae-Eul
  • Woo Do-Hwan: Jo Eun-Seob / Jo Young
  • Kim Kyung-Nam: Kang Shin-Jae
  • Jung Eun-Chae: Koo Seo-Ryeong


Lee Gon played by Lee Min Ho is an emperor who rules a world that is parallel to modern-day South Korea. An evil god decides to open the portal between the two worlds and releases a bunch of evil creatures into the world. All human life is in danger if the portal remains open.

Jung Tae-Eul played by Kim Go Eun is a detective in the human world. She understands that something really bad is going and she determines to protect the lives of her loved ones and the other people in this world.

Lee Gon realizes that he will need all the help that he can get to close the portal. He wants to bring everything back to the way that it is supposed to be. He decides to team up with detective Jung Tae-Eul to fight evil and restore balance.

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Supporting Cast The King: Eternal Monarch

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Additional Notes

  • This is Lee Min Ho’s first drama back since he has been discharged from his mandatory military services on April 25, 2019.
  • Since the announcement, this drama has been receiving a lot of attention. Not only it will mark Lee Min Ho’s return, but the director and the screenwriter working on this project are very famous for their past work. Director Baek Sang-Hoon has worked on School 15. Screenwriter Kim Eun-Sook has worked on The Heirs, Secret Garden, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, and Mr. Sunshine. Furthermore, they have both worked together on Descendants of The Sun.
  • This is the second time that Lee Min Ho will be working with the screenwriter Kim Eun-Sook. This is also the second time that Kim Go Eun will work with her.
  • And, the special connections keep coming. This is Kim Go Eun’s return to SBS. She has written many hit shows for the network. She actually made her debut on SBS with South of the Sun (2003).