Striking while the iron is hot is never a bad thing, especially in the fickle and short attention span world of entertainment. That’s why I’m not surprised to hear that Park Seo Joon is already in talks for another drama despite his currently drama She Was Pretty not even done airing yet. Looks like this particular drama production is looking for good looking current It Boys of K-drama because it’s also in talks for Park Hyung Sik to join.
The drama in question is a sageuk called Hwarang, set during the Shilla period of the 10th century historical Korea. It’s an era that’s very familiar for me since I watched all of Queen Seondeok about the titular Shilla queen, as well as Seo Dongyeo which was set during the conflict of the Baekjae and Shilla nations. Hwarang is about the historical Shilla era flower boy scholar-warriors called Hwarangs, so casting Park Seo Joon and Park Hyung Sik is basically a no brainer. The drama is slated for KBS Mon-Tues in 2016, likely after Moorim School.
Park Hyung Sik’s idol-actor career continues to develop nicely in the acting component, with a drama stealing turn alongside Lim Ji Yeon in the SBS drama High Society earlier this year. Funnily enough, that drama offered the male lead role to Park Seo Joon first but he turned it down and eventually it went to Sung Joon. That wasn’t a very interesting role to be honest so Park Hyung Sik really lucked out in getting a better role even if it was the second male lead. I’ll keep my eye on Hwarang to see how the final casting shakes out, but it’ll be interesting if both Park Seo Joon and Park Hyung Sik accepts since neither has done a sageuk before.