Heartthrob Lee Min Ho is back on TV! Following his last hit The Great Doctor, his legion of fans in the region is set to welcome the dashing South Korean star back in his brand new drama series, The Inheritors, debuting this November across Asia.
Premiering on 6 November, airing on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8.55pm first and exclusively on ONE HD (Astro B.yond ch393), The Inheritors promises to be a cross between the US teen drama Gossip Girls and Boys Over Flowers, the very series that Lee Min Ho (City Hunter) shot to fame with.
A trendy romantic comedy following the friendships, rivalries and love lives of a group of extremely wealthy and privileged high school students being groomed to take on their families’ business empires, The Inheritors stars Lee as Kim Tan, an arrogant and self-centred heir to the Empire Group.
Sent to study in the US, Kim Tan is in reality forced into exile as his capable and accomplished elder half-brother Kim Won (Choi Jin Hyuk, My Daughter the Flower) takes over the family business back in South Korea.
While in the US, Kim Tan meets Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye, You’re Beautiful) by chance as she arrives in search of her elder sister. He falls for Cha without realizing she is actually the daughter of his family’s housekeeper. The complete opposite to Kim, the down-to-earth and ordinary Cha works part-time jobs to help out her family.
Things get complicated when Kim’s fiancée Rachel Yoo (Kim Ji Won, To the Beautiful You), heiress to fashion label RS International, arrives to take him home. Yoo’s stepbrother Choi Young Do (Kim Woo Bin, A Gentleman’s Dignity), heir to the Zeus Hotel Group and a school bully, also falls for Cha…
Making up the rest of a truly stellar cast are K-pop girl group F(X)’s Krystal Jung as Lee Bo Na, the daughter of Mega Entertainment’s CEO and Kim Tan’s ex-girlfriend; Kang Min Hyuk of rock band CNBLUE plays Cha’s best friend Yoon Chang Young; and K-pop male group ZE:A’s Park Hyung Sik is in the role of Jo Myung Soo, the lazy son of the CEO of top law firm Victory.
Part of The Inheritors was shot on location in California, United States, including at an almond farm with Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye, as well as in various parts of Los Angeles including the beaches of Malibu. The 20-part series is currently enjoying a steady gain in viewership as the sixth episode rated among the top six shows nationwide in Korea.
The star-studded series is written by Kim Eun Sook who has delivered hits such as Lovers in Paris and Secret Garden, and directed by Kang Shin Hyo, who was behind Midas and Tazza. Having always admired the works of star writer Kim, Lee Min Ho’s first collaboration with her in The Inheritors counts as a “wish fulfilled” for him. Similarly, Lee’s co-stars Park Shin Hye and Choi Jin Hyuk also expressed excitement at being able to work with the acclaimed screenwriter.
For fans of Lee Min Ho, The Inheritors is the culmination of the star’s hard work this year following the release of his first album entitled ‘My Everything’ as a “small present” for his fans. He also went on a 10-city promotional tour through China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia.
And with November finally upon us, the immensely popular actor, idol and now, singer, makes his highly anticipated return to the small screen and Lee Min Ho fever looks set to sweep through Asia once again with The Inheritors, only on ONE!
The Inheritors premieres on 6 November 2013
Airing on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8.55pm (SG, MY) / 7.55pm (JKT)
First and exclusively on ONE
ONE is available on
SG: SingTel mioTV Ch 513, 604 / StarHub TV Ch 820, 823, 876, 124
MY: Astro B.yond Ch 393
ID: Indovision Ch 164 / Groovia TV Ch 507