Hallyu fans are a couple of days away from witnessing actor Lee Min-ho’s much-awaited return to K-drama, with the release of The King: Eternal Monarch . The Boys Over Flowers and Heirs leading man was discharged from the mandated military enlistment on April 25, 2019, and has been hard at work filming this new drama since September. Lee takes on the titular role of Emperor Lee Gon, who protects his realm from a portal that connects two parallel worlds. The drama is slated to air on April 17, 2020. Why is Song-Song couple’s US$11 million ‘love nest’ being destroyed? View this post on Instagram Happy New Yearrr A post shared by 이민호 leeminho (@actorleeminho) on Dec 31, 2019 at 6:10am PST Starring alongside Lee is another familiar face, Kim Go-eun of Goblin fame. She plays detective Jung Tae-eul, who hails from a modern reality similar to ours and who must work with Lee Gon to close the door connecting their worlds. The two stars develop a difficult romantic connection that interrupts their realities. Meanwhile, Goo Seo Ryung (Jung Eun-chae), a young prime minister in Lee Gon’s world, develops feelings for him. Since there are two universes, some actors, including Go-eun, must portray two different characters. 5 reasons why K-pop’s Mark Lee is destined to become a global superstar Watch the latest trailer below: View this post on Instagram '나는 대한제국의 황제고, 내 이름은 이곤이다' 김은숙 작가의 판타지 로맨스드라마 수식어가 필요없다, 무슨 말이 더 필요해?♀️♂️ _ #SBS새금토드라마 #더킹 #더킹_영원의군주 #TheKing #이민호 #김고은 #우도환 #김경남 #정은채 #이정진 #김은숙작가 #2020년_4월 A post shared by SBS (@sbsnow_insta) on Feb 28, 2020 at 12:01am PST For this project, Lee Min-ho is reuniting with at least two people he’s worked with in the past. The first is Heirs screenwriter Kim Eun-sook and the other is veteran actress Kim Young-ok, who portrayed Gu Jun-pyo’s head housekeeper in Boys Over Flowers . “After a long break, I am returning with The King: Eternal Monarch . You have waited a long time so I will come to you soon and make a good impression. It’s even more meaningful to be able to work with [Kum Eun-sook] again as a more mature [actor] and I will work hard to make this a good project, especially since it’s our second one,” Lee said, according to Soompi. Hi Bye, Mama!: why are K-drama fans freaking out about a boy playing a girl? View this post on Instagram A post shared by 이민호 leeminho (@actorleeminho) on Feb 15, 2020 at 11:13pm PST Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .