K-Drama fans are in for a treat :)
Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) has released several character posters for “Ruler: Master of the Mask” (군주-가면의 주인). The highly-anticipated Wednesday-Thursday historical drama stars Yoo Seung Ho, Kim So Hyun, Infinite’s L (real name Kim Myung Soo), Yoon So Hee, as well as veteran actors Park Chul Min and Heo Jun Ho.
Penned by Park Hye Jin, “Ruler: Master of the Mask” tells the story of Crown Prince Lee Sun (played by Yoo Seung Ho) and his fight against a powerful organisation that controls the country from behind the scenes due to its monopoly of the nation’s water supply. With the help of his lover Ga Eun (played by Kim So Hyun), the prince overcomes hard challenges and becomes a fair king.
Furthermore, Infinite’s L plays a commoner who shares the same name with the prince. The text in his poster reads, “For her, I will become a real king.” On the other hand, Yoon So Hee takes the role of Kim Hwa Gun, a woman who is in love with the prince.
The upcoming drama has been gaining a large amount of attention due to its resemblance to “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”. Both dramas are set in the Joseon Dynasty era and both sets of young male and female leads were born in the same year (Yoo Seung Ho and Park Bo Gum were born in 1993; Kim So Hyun and Kim Yoo Jung are 1999’ers).
It is also a “hybrid fact-ion historical piece that creates a brand new story based on historical facts”, according to Soompi.
“Ruler: Master of the Mask” is set to air on 10th May 2017, after the end of “Glowing Office” (자체발광 오피스).
Source: All Kpop.