tvN Sageuk Arthdal Chronicles Releases Drama Poster and Confirms Airing in Season Segments


It’s a bold gamble for tvN to break from the continuous airing nature of K-dramas for an entire story line and announce that it will air upcoming early era fantasy sageuk Arthdal Chronicles in seasons. This follows the Netflix zombie drama Kingdom which aired season 1 earlier this year with season 2 coming shortly. Arthdal will be split into three seasons: Part 1: Children of Prophecy, Part 2: Sky Turning Inside Out, Rising Land, and Part 3: Arth, Prelude to All Legends. Arthdal isn’t the first K-drama to be set in the ancient somewhat mythical records era of Gojoseon (Ancient Joseon), prior dramas covering that era include The Legend, Ja Myung Go, and Jumong which also entered into the founding of Gorguyeo. The early myths painted the times as wild, rustic, and somewhat barbaric and tribal so the looks of leads Song Joong Ki and Kim Ji Won are on point (though a tad too perfect) while antagonist Jang Dong Gun is rocking the war general look. The network released a teaser drama poster above and also the official script reading video below showing the table read for this large scale production.

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