A KBS rep told Sports Today on May 2, "'Hwarang' will be air this coming winter."
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The rep reportedly stated that the drama, which is being 100% pre-produced, will most likely finish up filming in July. The filmed content will then be edited for the entirety of August, and for three months after that, 'Hwarang' will be reviewed in China. At the earliest, the drama could start airing in November. Furthermore, like 'DOTS,' 'Hwarang' will broadcast simultaneously in Korea and China.
The rep also relayed, "'Hwarang' wasn't going to be pre-produced, but following 'DOTS' which was pre-produced, we decided to do the same [for 'Hwarang']. We have sold 'Hwarang' to China for a higher price than we did for 'DOTS.'"