historical / action / adventure / romance


A moving depiction of the bonds of friendship, love and loyalty through the lens of a group of young warriors known as the Hwarangs in the Kingdom of Silla.

The Kingdom of Silla is presided over by Queen Mother Ji-so (Kim Ji-soo) as acting regent following the death of King Beopheung.  Although she is in a caretaking role, she still harbours designs for the throne. Her son, Sammaekjong (Park Hyung-sik) has been forced into hiding following a number of assassination attempts.  With the nobles becoming increasingly powerful and wishing to usurp the Queen Mother, it becomes timely to protect and unify Silla before Sammaekjong returns and claims the throne.  

The Queen Mother decides to create a group of young warriors, chosen from different levels of society in the bone-rank system to ensure the safe passage of her son to the throne and unify the three kingdoms.  Under the wise and often controversial guardianship of Lord Kim Wi-hwa (Sung Dong-il) they soon become admired, respected and loved as fearless protectors.

Directed by: Yoon Sung-sik, Kim Yeong-jo
Written by: Park Eun-yeong
Starring: Park Seo-joon, Go A-ra, Park Hyung-sik, Choi Min-ho
Extended Cast: Sung Dong-il, Choi Min-ho, Do Ji-han Jo Yoon-woo, Kim Tae-hyung, Jin Ju-hyung, Jun Bum-soo, Ooon, Park Ki-hoon, Kim Hyeon Jun, Yoo Jae-myung, Jang Se-hyu, Kim Ji-soo, Seo Ye-ji, Song Young-kyu, Kim Kwang-kyu, Lee Da-in, Lee Kwang-soo, Kim Won-haePark Young-shil, Lee Byung-joon, Ko In-bum, Kim Jong-goo, Kim Dae-hoon, Yoon Jin-ho, Song Min-hyung, Baek Jae-jin, Ban Min-jung, Lee Kwan-hoon, Lee Kyu-hyung, Cha Oh-bin, Lee Min-ho, Park Ha-yan, Yoo-tae, Oh Eun-ho, Kim Min-joon
Original network: KBS2
Original release: 19 December 2016 – 21 February 2017
No. of episodes: 20 + 4 specials
Running Time: 60 mins
Executive producer(s): Jung Hae-ryong
Producer(s): Kim Sang-hee, Kim Hyung-suk, Lee Yeong-bum
Production Company(s): Hwarang SPC, Oh!Boy Project
Distributor: KBS, KBS Media (Worldwide)
Source: http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/hwarang/index.html