The drama is set during the Kingdom of Silla (B.C. 57- A.D.935) and depicts a story about the “Hwarang” (Flowering Knights), a group of wellborn young warriors known for both their beauty and swordsmanship.
Park Seo Joon will play Sun Woo-Rang, a strong boy born into a lower class, who becomes a legendary warrior, while Park Hyungsik plays Sam Maek-Jong, the weak heir of Silla’s King ,who later becomes one of Korea’s greatest rulers, King Jinheung. Go Ara plays the bright and lovely A-Ro, girl loved by the two male characters.
“Hwarang” is expected to premiere July or August 2016.