Seoul, Korea – The set of Athena: Goddess of War, a spin-off of Iris, has been revealed.
On the 10th, still shots of the set, the largest ever in history for a series, were revealed by the production company, Taewon Entertainment. The set will be used as the headquarters of NTS in the series.
The set for the NTS headquarters includes a situation room, autopsy room, conference room, the office of director Kwon Yong Gwan (Yoo Dong Geun), and the office of branch head Son Hyuk (Cha Seung Won), and it will serve to emphasize and maximize the realism and tension of the drama.
On the 9th, Taewon Entertainment made an MOU with Donga Broadcasting Arts University and built the large-scale set in the university’s Dima Filming Complex.
At over 600 square meters, this set is comparable to one for an American TV series and will impress viewers with its scale and detail.
As the space where the important aspects of cases will be dealt with in the series, the set is filled with numerous monitors worth hundreds of thousands of dollars which will show situations outside of the situation room clearly and in detail.
A Taewon representative says, “The set of Athena not only serves as the backdrop of the show but as a personal space for the characters to fully elevate their roles. The offices of Son Hyuk and Director Kwon are on the second floor, looking down on the situation room, and are right across from each other, symbolizing their relationship.”
The room the producers want to focus on other than the situation room is the autopsy room. This is because the key evidence from the cases shown in the stories is set to be revealed in the autopsy room. The autopsy room is filled with the latest equipment worth over three million dollars and is of a size in which actual autopsies could take place, lending greater realism to the show.
Athena, starring Jung Woo Sung, Su Ae, Cha Seung Won, Lee Ji Ah, Choi Si Won, and Kim Min Jong, is set to air on SBS starting in December.
By Hyun Hwa Young (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Source: JTN (Original article in Korean)
Photo from JTN DB
Translated by Timothy Nam