'Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo' enjoys 2 bln views in China
Angela Jung , Oct. 26, 2016, 9:37 a.m.
South Korean television series "Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo," starring actor Lee Joon-gi and singer-actress IU, has surpassed 2 billion views on Chinese online broadcaster, the actor's agency said on Wednesday.
The fusion epic series, a TV adaptation of Chinese million-seller novel of the same title, has surpassed the milestone on the Chinese video sharing platform Youku in its 18th episode, according to Lee's management NAMOO Actors.
In the 20-episode series, Lee plays the role of Wang So, the fourth son of the founder of Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) who ultimately rises to the throne.
The show will broadcast its last episode on Tuesday.
Amid rising popularity of the show in China, Lee will embark on an Asian fan meeting tour to kick off in Seoul on Dec. 3.
"We are in talks with planners of multiple countries about the fan meetings, in addition to the confirmed arrangements in Japan and Taiwan," said a NAMOO Actors official.