Park Seo-joon, Park Hyung-sik and Go A-ra’s drama to premiere in July

Actors Park Seo-joon, Park Hyung-sik and Go A-ra confirmed Tuesday they will star in a new drama “Hwarang” which will hit the airwaves in July on the KBS network.

Periodic drama “Hwarang”, set in the ancient Silla Kingdom (B.C. 57-A.D. 935), centers around young elite warriors of the kingdom, known as the hwarang.

In the drama Park Seo-joon (“She Was Pretty”) takes on the male lead role of Sunwoo Rang, a hwarang, while singer-actor Park Hyung-sik of ZE:A plays Sam Maek-jong, who laters become King Jinheung of Silla.

From left: Park Seo-joon, Go A-ra and Park Hyung-sik (KeyEast, SM Entertainment and Star Empire)

Actress Go A-ra will play the female lead, who steals the hearts of both men.

The 100 percent preproduced series is helmed by director Yoon Sung-sik (“Bridal Mask,” “You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin” and “The King’s Face”) and penned by rising screenwriter Park Eun-young.

“Hwarang” will premiere in July on KBS2.

Sung-mi Ahn
The Korea Herald