A previous teaser about the character gives a brief overview of the “faceless” king’s many sides: an aloof young king who travels among his people in disguise, a (possible) connoisseur of music, and even a playful warrior-in-training.
The new stills, however, seem to focus on the unhappier side of Sam Maek Jong’s story, as they show him with a solemn expression on his face. Sam Maek Jong is described as someone who ascended the throne at a young age, but has never been able to show his face in public. He hides a vulnerable heart filled with sorrow, but nevertheless rises above his tragic destiny.
Meanwhile, “Hwarang” premieres Monday, December 19. Make sure to catch the Viki Exclusive!