'The King: Eternal Monarch' Episode 13 delayed as 'Contagion' is aired instead, here's when episode will drop

SBS, the television network in South Korea which airs 'The King: Eternal Monarch' has decided to postpone the airing of episode 13 of Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun's show


                            'The King: Eternal Monarch' Episode 13 delayed as 'Contagion' is aired instead, here's when episode will drop
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'The King: Eternal Monarch' Episode 13 was expected to air on May 29, Friday, on SBS in South Korea. However, the network decided to push the airing of Lee Min-ho and Kim Go'eun's show by a day. While there is no official confirmation regarding why the network decided not to air the episode, reports quoting sources have claimed that the network hopes to inform audiences about the ongoing pandemic and the number of increasing cases of coronavirus in the country through a film. 

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The source quoted by Soompi said that the network will instead air the American movie 'Contagion' and said, "Through ‘Contagion,’ we will examine how the human race deals with viruses and raise awareness (of COVID-19). A crisis is on the rise once more as the number of newly confirmed COVID-19 patients has soared two days in a row, reaching more than 70 patients (in a day) for the first time in nearly two months."

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For now, it has been speculated that 'The King: Eternal Monarch' Episode 13 will drop on May 30 leaving episode 14 and 15 to air next week and the finale episode the week after in June. While fans were disappointed that they were left hanging, the production company of the show announced that the shoot for the show has wrapped up successfully after eight months on May 29.

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Hwa and Dam shared in a press release, "Filming for ('The King: Eternal Monarch'), which began in October of last year and continued over eight months, was completed on May 28. We would like to thank the cast and crew, who did their very best for the new and different parallel-universe fantasy romance ‘The King: Eternal Monarch,’ one more time for their toil."

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The company added, "The drama’s unpredictable and endlessly eventful story will continue to unfold in the remaining four episodes. Please stay tuned until the very end.”

SBS also revealed that the finale will be aired on June 12. Now that the show has been postponed by one Friday, the schedule matches up to the announcement as well. 

The show is right now moving at a nail-biting pace with Lee Min-ho as King Lee Gon and Kim Go-eun as Tae-eul and Luna going against Lee Lim, an evil royal family member in an alternate universe. The next episode was expected to feature Luna plant a kiss on Shin-jae, possibly to lure him away from Tae-eul by manipulating his feelings for his fellow detective. Will this work though? We would have to watch out for this in the upcoming episode. 

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'The King: Eternal Monarch' is originally aired in South Korea on SBS at 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The show can be streamed on Netflix in the US.