The series is the first drama series for Lee to appear in a year and two months.
Choi Won, the character Lee will play, is a doctor who runs away after being falsely accused of murder. He’s talented enough to become a royal physician, but he’s not interested in success or fame. He just wants to stay with his daughter who is sick, and he does everything for her.
Lee said he would focus on his acting career when he finished SBS TV’s Kang Shim Jang.
Lee says, “I’m very nervous to do a new project in a year and two months, but I’m also excited about my new historical drama series. I like its unusual story and my character. Selecting the right genre is important for actors, but the most important part is to impress viewers with acting. I thought I should portray a father who loves his daughter well. I think it will be physically very hard because it’s a historical drama series, but I think I can see the beauty of spring in Korea during the shooting. I’ll prepare a lot. I’m also excited about working with other actors.”
Heaven’s Order will start airing in April after KBS 2TV’s Iris 2 goes off the air. Lee will start shooting the series on February 27.