I certainly hope KBS new what it was doing when it optioned upcoming flower boy sageuk Hwarang: The Beginning earlier this year when it went into pre-filmed development. After the runaway success of the network’s last sageuk Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, even more eyes will be on whether Hwarang can bring in the same viewership when it’s brand of pretty young things hit the screen on December 19th taking over the time slot from The Man Living in Our House on Mon-Tues.
Last week’s release of the group poster – a bromance stroll through the sun dappled forest – along with the character posters of leads Park Seo Joon, Go Ara, and Park Hyung Sik, have been nothing short of ROFL awkward. Cute, but way awkward. The production released more character posters of the supporting pretties with Minho of SHINee, Do Ji Han, Jo Yoon Woo, Kim Tae Hyung, and Seo Ye Ji, and my response remains so much cringey awkward I can’t even. At least the BTS video of the cast filming all these posters is less Shilla fairy and more chill camaraderie.
Hwarang Poster Shooting BTS: