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Why ‘The King: Eternal Monarch’ Is Not Airing This Friday

We’re disappointed that we have to wait a bit longer for Episode 13! Here’s why its airing has been postponed.

On May 28, Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) revealed that ‘The King: Eternal Monarch’ will not be airing on May 29 as scheduled.


Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun play their characters on The King: Eternal Monarch | MYM ENTERTAINMENT/Netflix


Instead, the network will be airing ‘Contagion’ (2011), a thriller film that is about a deadly virus that causes a pandemic across the globe. The source from SBS stated, “Through ‘Contagion,’ we will examine how the human race deals with viruses and raise awareness [of COVID-19]. A crisis is on the rise once more as the number of newly confirmed COVID-19 patients has soared two days in a row, reaching more than 70 patients (in a day) for the first time in nearly two months.”


'The King: Eternal Monarch' will return with Episode 13 on Saturday, May 30, at 10 pm KST. We'll definitely be tuning in! What about you?


GIF of Lee Gon with Jeong Tae-eul from The King Eternal Monarch
We can't get enough of Lee Gon and Jeong Tae-eul! | Netflix


Lee Gon hugging Jeong Tae-eul
Squeeeeeeeaaaal! | Netflix


Episodes of ‘The King: Eternal Monarch’ are available on Netflix with weekly episodes every Friday and Saturday at 10:30 pm PHT.