Previously: The King
Director: Lee Jae-Kyu
Release Date: March 21, 2012
Runtime: Wednesdays & Thursdays 21:55
Kim Hang Ah (Ha Ji Won), is the legendary top female instructor working in North Korea’s elite special forces unit. With stamina, training tactics and strength in all areas, she is the perfect female soldier; however, she has never fallen in love before. Pure and candid, Kim Hang Ah’s goal is to fall in love and get married to a man.Lee Jae Ha(Lee Seung Gi), is the prince of South Korea’s monarchy. His personality reflects his royal position, with refined humor and a handsome face; however, he has little interest in pursuing politics. Though he seems perfect on the exterior, Lee Jae Hae is actually very materialistic and blunt about his own desires.
Ha Ji-Won- Kim Hang Ah
Lee Seung Ki
Actor Lee Byung-Hun was offered the leading role, but declined to take leading role in movie "I am the King of Joseon".
Actor Zo In-Sung and actress Ha Ji-Won have now been offered the leading roles and are considering whether to take the role.
Actor Zo In-Sung has turned down the offer to play the lead male character. Actor Lee Je-Hoon is now considering taking the role.
Lee Je-Hoon passed on the drama series to act in SBS drama series "Fashion King".
"The King" takes over the MBC Wednesday & Thursday 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "The Moon Embracing The Sun".
Cast members including leading performers Ha Ji-Won & Lee Seung-Gi had their first script reading at MBC Dream Center in Ilsan, South Korea on January 26, 2012. The reading took place from 7pm to 11pm. Filming begins January 31, 2012.
Korean drama series title had early working title of "The King" and by February 6, 2012 decided on "킹2hearts" ("King2hearts") as its official Korean title.
There is a good chance that Cha Seung-won will return with the MBC drama "The King".
He is currently looking through their offer. T Entertainment told Sports Dong-A, "He is currently looking through the offer in Japan and will decide soon if he will do it or not".
Cha Seung-won refused to star in "A Gentleman's Dignity" and "The 3rd Hospital". If Cha Seung-won was to choose "The King" he would be returning to MBC a year after "The Greatest Love", which earned him the Best Actor Award.
"The King" is a romantic comedy that deals with a Korean prince who has an arranged marriage with a North Korean special forces sergeant in a world where Korea is under a constitutional monarchy. Producer Lee Jae-gyoo from "Beethoven Virus" is collaborating with writer Hong Jin-ah. Ha Ji-won is likely to become the leading actress.
"The King" will be broadcast after "The Sun and the Moon" ends, and will start filming at the end of this month.