Filming recently commenced on the fall airing KBS sageuk Hwarang: The Beginning, with a scheduled pre-produced schedule and plenty of front loaded eye candy already. The network just released character stills of all the main leads and, true to the title, this drama really is about a bunch of flower men which is what Hwarang means in Korean. Starring Park Seo Joon, Go Ara, and Park Hyung Sik as the leads, the drama is set further back in Korean history during the three kingdoms era, specifically in the Kingdom of of Shilla. Rounding out the cast as additional flower knights are Minho of SHINee, Do Ji Han, Jo Yong Woo, and V of BTS. As far as I can recollect this will be the first sageuk drama foray for the entire young cast, and the network appears to be positioning them as the idol version of Shilla warriors what with everyone vogueing to varying degrees in the character stills. Go Ara is one of the reknowned natural beauties in K-ent but she’s certainly got plenty of competition in the looks arena filming this drama.