It looks like “Hwarang” might be greeting viewers a little earlier than expected.
According to a drama division source, “A special episode will air at 10 p.m. on December 16 ahead of the first episode of ‘Hwarang,’ KBS 2TV’s new Monday-Tuesday drama.”
It is unprecedented for KBS’s drama division to air a special episode before a drama begins. Other dramas like “Descendants of the Sun” have had special episodes air after the drama is over. This latest decision reflects just how much KBS is putting into its upcoming drama.
Another source said, “There is a lot of preparation going on in KBS for ‘Hwarang,’ with a separate promotional plan set up just for the drama. A lot of care is going into the drama as it is the drama division’s last highly-anticipated production this year following ‘Descendants of the Sun‘ and ‘Moonlight Drawn by Clouds.'”
Though the content of the special episode is still under discussion, it is sure to get people excited for the first episode of the drama.
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