Their representatives confirm that negotiations are ongoing, but nothing has been signed yet. If they do end up accepting the offers, this will mark both actors’ first time to take on a sageuk.
Set in the ancient Silla kingdom, the drama will revolve around a group of young elite men, who are also known as the “Flower Boys” of their time. The producers are looking into airing the drama, entitled “Hwarang,” through KBS.
As the drama will require the actors to ride horses, the cast is expected to be finalized as soon as possible to leave room for practical training. According to OSEN, the filming will begin in December and the first episode is expected to air in mid-January.
Actress Go Ara is also in talks for “Hwarang,” with nothing yet decided, according to her management, SM Entertainment.