WATCHA announced a new project in collaboration with “D.P.” author Kim Bo-Tong, and “King of the Desert” is the first drama to be produced. The drama depicts the conflict between those who believe money is everything and those who do not believe money is the most important thing in life.
The character “King of the Desert” appears in Kim Bo-Tong’s first webtoon, “Amanza.” “Amanza” is the story of a 26-year-old man who goes to the hospital for backache and is diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. He enters an imaginary world described as a “desert” while undergoing cancer treatment. The “King of the Desert” is a mysterious figure who starts to make the desert and expands it in the person’s imagined world.
“Amaza” was serialized in Lezhin comics between 2016 and 2017, and it received the “Our Comics Award of the Day.” The award is one of the most prestigious in Korean comics, and “Yumi’s Cells” was one of the winners in 2016. In 2020, “Amaza” was adapted into an animated film starring JISOO and Lee Sul.