The King: Eternal Monarch (2000) [Deo King: Yeongwonui gunju] is a South Korean fantasy, mystery, romance television series, directed by Baek Sang Hoon and Jung Ji Hyun. The series stars Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun and Woo Do-hwan. It is produced by Hwa&Dam Pictures and its parent company Studio Dragon, it premiered on SBS TV on April 17, 2020.
The King: Eternal Monarch is about a modern-day Korean emperor who passes through a mysterious portal and into a parallel world, where he encounters a feisty police detective.
In 1994, the Kingdom of Corea encounters severe upheaval. The King (Kwon Yool) is murdered by his brother Lee Lim (Lee Jung-Jin) and the King’s son Lee Gon (Jeong Hyun-Jun) is stabbed in the neck, but he survives
Lee Gon (Lee Min-ho), now King of the Kingdom of Corea, attempts to cross the barrier into a parallel universe where the Republic of Korea exists in the Kingdom’s stead. He comes across detective Jung Tae-eul (Kim Go-eun), who he recognizes from the most tragic day in his childhood. Lee Gon’s step-uncle, who assassinated the previous king, is in hiding and he is assembling armies while traversing back and forth the two parallel worlds.