More flower boy warriors and a princess for Hwarang
Additional character posters are out for KBS’s upcoming fusion sageuk Hwarang. Hwarang is a fully pre-produced, coming-of-age story that takes place 1500 years ago during the Silla dynasty, centering around the Silla Hwarang warriors who were known for their flower boy looks as well as their military prowess. It’s a youth sageuk that will depict the warriors’ fiery passions and loves as they grow as men and fighters. Park Seo-joon (She Was Pretty), Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded), and Park Hyung-shik (High Society) headline.
Here we have flower boy warrior Min-ho (Because It’s the First Time). Hot-blooded and chivalrous, he’s also known as the resident playboy. However, contrary to popular belief, he’s actually not a serial womanizer, but a man who has a dedicated love. Do Ji-han (Basketball) plays a callous and prickly “gold and silver spoon” young man with great political ambitions.
Seo Ye-ji (Moorim School) plays Princess Sook-myung, a lonely and unhappy young woman due to her sheltered royal upbringing. Jo Yoon-woo (I Order You) is handsome on the outside and harbors sharp thorns of pain on the inside. The youngest warrior is played by V of Bangtan Boys (BTS), and he’s described as a fresh-faced boy with a pure spirit.
The posters definitely scream flower-boy loud and clear, but the cheery tone is a major contrast to the dark and somber posters of recently concluded sageuk Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, which was also populated with beautiful boys. I think we’re in for lighter fare this time, but I hope there’s going to be some drama underneath all the sunshine and flowers.
Hwarang premieres on December 19 after The Man Living in Our House ends its run.
Via My Daily
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- The carefree flower warriors of Hwarang
- Hwarang: The Beginning to begin in December
- Meet the beautiful knights of Hwarang: The Beginning
- Lee Kwang-soo lines up guest appearance for Hwarang: The Beginning
- Min-ho, Do Ji-han join the Silla flower boy ranks in Hwarang
- Hwarang confirms cast, secures summer broadcast on KBS
- Hwarang warriors get their own musical