By The Nation
“Arthdal Chronicles” depicts the birth of civilisation and nations in ancient times. It is a story of mythical heroes, their struggle, unity and love of people living in a virtual land called Arth.
The storyline of “Arthdal Chronicles” is centred around the ancient city of Arthdal, established on Arth. Eunseom (Song Joong-ki) is a character who relentlessly fights to protect his own tribe. Eunseom may appear innocent- looking, but his protective instincts are quite strong that he does not hesitate to be aggressive when attacks are imminent. Korean superstar Jang Dong-gun plays Tagon, a son of Sanung who is the leader of Saenyeok Tribe. Tagon is a charismatic and talented yet overwhelmingly dangerous as he buries his feelings so deeply that no one knows when he will explode with anger and rage.
Alongside Eunseom and Tagon are Tanya and Taealha, played by Kim Ji-won from “Descendants of the Sun” and Kim Ok-bin. Tanya is the successor of Wahan Tribe clan mother, who realises her destiny to lead and protect her own people against other powerful tribes. Taealha is the most beautiful lady in Arthdal, and has the strongest desire for power.
“Arthdal Chronicles” is directed by Kim Won-seok whose previous works include “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” and “Misaeng”. “Arthdal” is written by Kim Young-hyun and Park Sang-yeon, the two award-winning screenwriters of the popular Korean historical period dramas “Deep Rooted Tree” and “Queen Seondeok”. Kim is also known for the mega-hit drama “Dae Jang Geum”.