With less than two weeks to go before its highly anticipated premiere, Asadal Chronicles (also known as Arthdal Chronicles) is stepping up its promos with the release of a major poster featuring not just its four leads, but also its eight cast members who are playing major supporting roles in the drama.
Taking center stage in the poster is Song Joong-ki (Descendants of the Sun) ang Jang Dong-gun (Suits), who are playing Eun-seom and Ta-gon, respectively. Eun-seom is a member of the Wahan Tribe who is described as someone who may look innocent but is aggressive when it comes to protecting his tribe and people. Meanwhile, Ta-gon, a warrior who belongs to the Saenyeok Tribe, is characterized as charismatic but dangerous because he tends to conceal his true feelings and burst with anger suddenly.
Posing beside Jang Dong-gun in the poster are Kim Ji-won (Fight For My Way) and Kim Ok-bin (Children of a Lesser God), who are playing Tan-ya and Taealha, respectively. Tan-ya is the successor of the Wahan Tribe while Taealha is the daughter of a tribal leader and someone who has the “strongest desire for power.”
The eight other cast members featured in the poster are as follows: Kim Eui-sung as Ta-gon’s father, Jo Sung-ha as Taealha’s father, Choo Ja-hyun as Eun-seom’s mother, Lee Do-kyung, Park Hae-joon, Park Byung-eun, Shin Joo-hwan, and Yoo Tae-oh.
All characters shown in the poster are wearing unique attires that have never been seen before in a Korean drama. The distinct costumes are just one of the many defining features of Asadal Chronicles, which is undeniably a TV drama of epic proportion that is dubbed by some as the Korean version of “Game of Thrones.” It follows the lives of heroes in a fictional ancient land called Arth and the city of Arthdal as they struggle to surpass many challenges that threaten their tribes and their very existence.
The story of Asadal Chronicles is divided into three parts, the first two of which will introduce the major characters and build the viewers’ interest in the drama. “The Child of Prophecy,” the first part, is composed of six episodes and will be broadcast from June 1. It will be followed by “The Sky Turning Inside Out, Rising Land,” the second part which also has six episodes and will be broadcast from June 22. The third and last part, “Arth: The Prelude to All Legends,” will premiere in the second half of 2019 and focus on the turning points of the main characters.
The series will be broadcast every Saturday and Sunday on tvN. Its new episodes will also be made available on Netflix every week.
Asadal Chronicles is directed by Kim Won-seok, the PD of critically acclaimed and award-winning dramas My Ajusshi, Signal, and Misaeng. It is written by Kim Young-hyun and Park Sang-yeon, who previously worked together in Tree With Deep Roots and Queen Seondeok. Kim is also the screenwriter of the immensely popular sageuk Jewel In The Palace.