- Title: 화랑 : 더 비기닝 / Hwarang : Deo Bigining
- Also known as: Flowering Knights / The Beautiful Knights / Flower Knights: The Beginning / Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth
- Genre: Historical, romance
- Episodes: 20
- Broadcast network: KBS2
- Broadcast period: 2016-Dec-19 to 2017-Feb-21
- Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00
- Original Soundtrack: Hwarang: The Beginning OST
The names of just few Hwarangs are recorded in history. Not many people these days truly know about Hwarangs. How did they start? How did beautiful looking young men become at the center of unifying old Korea's Three Kingdoms? To these countless questions, we look forward to find the answers. Let's imagine how life must have been for young people of Silla back in the 6th century. Let us tell you a story about their friendships and love. --KBSWorld
- Main Cast
Hwarangs (Flowering Knights)
Royal Capital People
- Ministers of Silla
- People from Mang Mang Village
- Royal Family of Silla
- Royal Guards / Court Lady
- This is a pre-produced drama.
- First script reading took place at the beginning of March, 2016. The script reading took place over two different sessions.
- Filming began March 31, 2016 and finished September 1, 2016.
- Go Ah Ra and Sung Dong Il make a reunion through this drama after being co-stared as father and daughter in Reply 1994 (tvN, 2013).
See Hwarang: The Beginning/Episode Ratings