It’s been 6 months since the release of The King: Eternal Monarch, still we are not over it. In fact, fans are already demanding season 2. Besides, the first season of The King: Eternal Monarch is known to be a highly anticipated show. Hence, the craze and need for a new season is completely understandable. However, for those who are still unaware of this show, let’s dive into the details.
A brief about The King: Eternal Monarch
The King: Eternal Monarch is an adventurous yet romantic fantasy South Korean series. It was recently released in April 2020 on SBS-Tv and Netflix. The show is written by Kim Eun-sook and directed collectively by Baek Sang-hoon, Jung Ji-hyun and Yoo Je-won. The King: Eternal Monarch is so famous that ion SBS-Tv and Net set the record of “SBS’s highest 2020 Friday-Saturday drama premiere ratings.”
The story depicts time travel. The King: Eternal Monarch revolves around Lee Gon, the modern day Emperor of the Kingdom of Corea. In 1994, he witnessed the murder of his father by his uncle Lee Lim, who had a flute with supernatural powers. During all this, a mysterious figure appeared with a gun. Young Lee Gon escaped with Lee Lim’s broken flute and a police badge from the mysterious figure.
After 25 years, the incident still haunts King Lee Gon. Hence he wants to unveil who was that figure. Also, the badge was issued in November 2019 and it belonged to Lt. Jeong Tae Eul. She is a detective in the Violent Crimes Division at the Seoul Jongo Police Station. Anyways, Lee Gon attempts cross a portal to an alternate time into The Republic of Korea. Subsequently he comes across detective Jeong, Meanwhile, his father’s assassin Lee Lim is hiding and assembling a new army.
Future of The King: Eternal Monarch
The King: Eternal Monarch has been an exceptional hit. It successfully impressed the viewers as well as the critics. In fact, the show holds a rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans are crushing over the characters, especially Lee Gon. But on the other hand, The King: Eternal Monarch met with negative comments for its direction and confusing parallel world.
However, the show is loved by the majority. In fact, Odyssey star Sebastian Roche praised the show in his tweet.
The King: eternal monarch on netflix, yet another brilliantly imaginative Korean drama written by Kim Eun Suk, as well as Mr Sunshine, Goblin, Descendants of the sun etc, i'm totally addicted, why can't we make romantic dramas anymore, Koreans are the masters of it. #kdramas
— Sebastian Roché (@sebroche) July 10, 2020
About the renewal of the show, there is no official announcement. However fans are affirmative about The King: Eternal Monarch 2. Also, people believe, even if a sequel was lined up, it must have been hindered because of COVID-19.
Who appeared in The King: Eternal Monarch
- Lee Min-ho/Jung Hyeon-jun as Lee Gon
- Kim Go-eun/Kim Si-woo as Jeong Tae-eul
- Woo Do-hwan as Jo Yeong
- Kim Kyung-nam as Kang Shin-jae
- Jung Eun-chae as Koo Seo-ryeong
- Lee Jung-jin as Lee Lim