Korean Epic Fantasy ‘Arthdal Chronicles’: Everything we Know so Far

Review Ethan / 2022-12-19 17:30:21

2019 has already become one of the best years to date for K-Dramas on Netflix, and it’s only going to get better this Summer! Arriving this June is one of the biggest and most anticipated South Korean series of 2019, and you’ll be able to stream it exclusively on Netflix! The epic-fantasy series Arthdal Chronicles could be one of the best South Korean shows to date and we can’t wait. Here’s everything we know so far on Arthdal Chronicles.

Studio Dragon has created Arthdal Chronicles, a South Korean Netflix Original epic fantasy series. Arthdal Chronicles, along with the other Netflix Original Kingdom series, is among the most ambitious Korean dramas. Kim Won-seok will direct the series. The award-winning director, who is best known for Signal, My Mister, and Sungkyunkwan Scandal, has been directing this series.

Is there a plot to the Arthdal Chronicles'?

A power struggle takes place in Arthdal, a city located in ancient mythical Arth. Eun-Sum, a young man who was born in the Blue Stone Village, must defeat his curse which would cause destruction to Arthdal. The war hero Ta-Gon, a warrior of Arthdal, dreams of being the first king in Arthdal. Ta-Gon is now the most powerful man of the country, having won many battles during his distinguished career.

Tan-Ya was born with the same curse that Eun-Sum. She is the next generation of the Wahan Tribe. Tan-Ya's ambition to be a politician is despite the prejudice and hardships she faces.

Which actor is part of the Arthdal Chronicles cast?

These cast members were confirmed to Arthdal Chronicles.

Role Cast Member Where have I seen/heard them before?
Eun-seom Song Joong-ki Descendants of the Sun | Running Man | The Innocent Man
Ta-gon Jang Dong-gun Taegukgi | The Warrior’s Way |No Tears for the Dead
Tan-ya Kim Ji Won Descendants of the Sun | Fight for My Way | The Heirs
Young Eun-seom Kim Ye-joon A Day | One Day
Young Ta-Gon Jung Jae-won A Korean Odyssey | Room No. 9 |Drama Stage – Anthology
Young Tan-ya Heo Jung-Eun My Fair Lady | Love in the Moonlight | Mr Lawyer, Mr. Jo
Tae Al-ha Kim Ok-vin The Villainess | Thirst | Dasepo Naughty Girls
Asahon Choo Ja-hyun Bloody Tie | Portrait of a Beauty | Beautiful World
Satenic Jo Byung-gyu Sky Castle | Radio Romance | Hello, My Twenties! 2


How was Arthdal Chronicles produced?

The budget behind the South Korean epic fantasy is ginormous and has been estimated to cost around ₩40 billion (roughly $34 Million).

Before the table read began, cast and crew had attended an orientation workshop on August 21st to prepare for their roles. The cast and crew would then take part in the first table reading five days later. Filming wouldn’t begin until December 5th due to the construction of the sets. According to reports, the eight-month construction of the sets for the ceremony's opening ceremony took 8 months.

Over the following months, filming continued with international production taking place. Filming began in Brunei on the 24th February.

Do you have images of Arthdal Chronicles in your collection?

These are stills taken from the new Original, which was released recently.

Are subscribers anticipating Arthdal Chronicles' arrival?

What number of episodes will Season 1 air on Arthdal Chronicles?

It will all depend on Netflix's definition of Arthdal Chronicles. While it has been confirmed there will be a total of 18 episodes for Arthdal Chronicles, each ‘season’ will be 6 episodes long. TVN has confirmed that 18 episodes will be released in 2019. This means all three seasons of Arthdal Chronicles will air.

Netflix could choose to label every six episodes Part 1, or even the whole season as Season 1. Considering how inconsistent Netflix is for labeling seasons we’ll know closer to the release date.

Netflix confirmed that 2 episodes will be released per week. Every episode will be broadcast approximately an hour after it is broadcast in South Korea.

How long does each episode take?

Each episode should run for 45 minutes, according to our estimates. With 18 episodes available, we’d be surprised if they are an hour long.

Do you have a trailer of Arthdal Chronicles available?

We’re yet to see a full trailer so, for now, we can settle for a teaser. After viewing the teaser we can’t wait to see even more!

What is the date of Arthdal Chronicles' release?

Arthdal Chronicles' first season will be available on June 1, 2019,

Arthdal Chronicles available in my area?

Netflix has yet to reveal which countries will receive the South Korean Original. The only region we aren’t expecting to receive Arthdal Chronicles on Netflix is South Korea. This epic fantasy will debut on the Korean television network tvN.

Is there a possibility of a second season for Arthdal Chronicles.

As we’ve already discussed above the 18 episodes of Arthdal Chronicles are split into three seasons, each with six episodes.

Technically, we will be receiving both a second and a third season. We are not sure what to do with the 18 additional episodes. We’ll know more about a sequel series upon release.

Do you look forward to Arthdal Chronicles being released? Comment below to let us know your thoughts!


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