Lee Min Ho
Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun will be seen together in Legend of the Blue Sea Reuters

Lee Min Ho is gearing up for his comeback role in the upcoming drama series, The Legend of the Blue Sea. The 29-year-old South Korean actor will be seen opposite Jun Ji Hyun in the series.

The Legends Of The Blue Sea is Min Ho's first drama in three years. His last TV series was the Heirs which aired in 2013.

In the show, Min Ho plays a genius conman and the 34-year-old actress will reprise the role of a mermaid. He was quoted as saying in Soompi: "I'm nervous and excited to see how everyone will respond to it. I get to act out two roles on 'The Legend of the Blue Sea,' including one as a conman and so I'll be able to show many diverse sides to me. Please look forward to seeing them."

SBS released the first teaser of The Legend of the Blue Sea, giving an insight into Min Ho and Ji Hyun's relationship. Ji Hyun's voice can be heard as saying: "I'm still going to keep my promise. Even if a storm comes, or there's no one there so it feels lonely, or I feel afraid because its a path I've never walked on, I'm going to persevere and go to you."

It was revealed that Park Ji Eun wrote the mermaid story keeping Min Ho and Ji Hyun in mind. The production company, Culture Depot, stated: "From the beginning stages, writer Park Ji Eun created characters matching Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho, thinking of them as the best couple. The lead actors also decided to work on the drama because they believe in the writer and the director. You can look forward to their chemistry, which will be beyond one's imagination."

The Legend of the Blue Sea is expected to air on SBS on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST) in November 2016.