'The King: Eternal Monarch' Trailer: Lee Min-ho's return to K-drama after three years finally has release date
SBS has dropped a trailer of Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun's drama 'The King: Eternal Monarch' and fans cannot wait for the show to begin airing. The trailer features Min-ho as someone who visits Go-eun's world from a parallel world. We hear Go-eun's character Jung Tae-Eul, who is speculated to be a cop in Seoul in the present, ask Min-ho's Lee Gon if he really is from a different world.
It is interesting how the trailer has already sparked debate among fans regarding possible endings for the show, especially considering how lead characters are from different worlds, quite similar to writer Kim Eun-sook's earlier project 'Goblin' which also starred Go-eun. The show is scheduled to air in April 2020 and the slot that it is expected to take is that which is currently occupied by the show 'Hyena' (Saturdays and Sundays at 10 pm KST).
The trailer also features more of Lee Gon and Tae-eul conversing about the possibility or lack there of, when it comes to the existence of a different world. Tae-eul tells Lee Gon that she is one of those people who still find it hard to believe that the Earth is round. So to convince her of the existence of another world entirely is going to be a task. Lee Gon, on the other hand, is exploring this world still and from the looks of it, he wants to find the reason that he survived.
According to an article in Soompi, it also seems the Go-eun and Woo Do-Hwan play dual roles in the show. While Go-eun's alter-ego in Lee Gon's world is that of a villain named Luna, Do-hwan will play the role of Jo Eun Seob and Jo Young. Eun-seob is in Tae-eul's realm and works as a public servant and Jo-young is in Lee Gon's realm where is he very close friends with Lee Gon and also serves as his bodyguard.
How Lee Gon ends up in a different realm while he is out to attend an education symposium in his realm and the portal that brought him to the different realm is what the show will revolve around. Fans on Reddit are already speculating the chances of Lee Gon and Tae-eul having a happy ending. One fan wrote, "The description is quite all over the place. I can't get over Kim Go Eun being a modern day cop and also a criminal in sageuk world. Then her criminal character learns she has cancer in prison and only has 3 months to live. So basically she's gonna die by the end of the series? Maybe the writer like to kill off KGE's character for emotional impact...like in Goblin."
While another lamented, "That's exactly my biggest fear and the reason why I'll wait till it's finished, recently a lot of drama have unsatisfying endings were either one of them disappears, one dies, both can only be together in the next life or it ends wide open etc.- What happened to 'happiness'?"
We would have to wait and watch how the show brings these two characters together when it premieres in April.