Holy roller coaster take off, the production of Arthdal Chronicles Season 2 went from talk, talk, in discussion, coming soon to FILMING RIGHT NOW in the span of a day. The production team confirmed today that the script reading has taken place already and filming starts next week in mid-August 2022 through at least the end of the year and the drama is likely to air in 2023. Confirmed also are new leads Lee Jun Ki and Shin Se Kyung taking over the same roles as first season leads Song Joong Ki and Kim Ji Won, with Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ok Bin returning to reprise their roles. I’m guessing there will be an aging up to explain away the change in leads but either way this is happening. Also returning are the screenwriters but a new director will be behind the camera, PD Kim Kwang Sik who is a movie director with his biggest hit The Great Battle (Ansi Fortress) and has not directed a drama yet until now. A few days ago Lee Jun Ki posted a picture of himself running outdoors with the caption Ready 4 Next and he looks fit as heck with those leg and arm muscles goodness is new Eun Seom/Saya going to look like they went to the marines and came back.