We’re off to the races for 2019 as this year winds to an end, with filming commencing for the massive scale sageuk drama epic Asadal Chronicles. Starring Song Joong Ki, Jang Dong Gun, Kim Ji Won, and Kim Ok Bin, the drama is set in the early days of Gojoseon (Old Joseon), a time period even before Goguryeo. Asadal was the mythical capital of this time period chronicled in Samguk Yusa and the drama will deal with the transformation of Asadal from a city-state into the empire of that era. The screenwriter Kim Young Hyun wrote Queen Seondeok, Six Flying Dragons, Tree With Deep Roots, and her most famous drama was Daejanggeum. Directing is the PD of My Ahjusshi, Signal, Misaeng, and Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Oh boy does this sound like a potential masterpiece sageuk if done right. Asadal will air on tvN in the first half of 2019.