Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Heightened sounds help catch crime in gripping teasers for OCN’s Voice
by | December 7, 2016 | 30 Comments
Three teasers have been released for OCN’s upcoming crime drama Voice, two of which focus on our leads whose lives were both devastated by the same serial killer still on the loose: an intelligent voice profiler with an unusually sharp sense of hearing named Kang Kwon-joo, played by Lee Hana (Unkind Woman), and a former... More »

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Castaways Jung Kyung-ho and Baek Jin-hee in Missing 9
by | December 6, 2016 | 60 Comments
What happens when your onscreen biases are stripped away from their army of stylists, makeup artists, and support staff? What happens when they are separated from civilization itself? Missing 9 makes a drama of variety show Law of the Jungle, except there’s no hope that the shoot will eventually end. Stills have been released of... More »

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OCN’s Tunnel courts Choi Jin-hyuk, Lee Yoo-young to star
by | December 6, 2016 | 25 Comments
Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride and Prejudice) is still considering OCN’s time-slip crime drama Tunnel as his post-army comeback project, and now an offer is out to the “Cinderella of Chungmuro” film actress Lee Yoo-young (Yourself and Yours, The Treacherous, Late Spring), in what would be her first ever foray into dramaland.... More »

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Nam Sang-mi a potential partner for Namgoong Min in Chief Kim
by | December 6, 2016 | 26 Comments
Ooh, I like this potential lineup: Nam Sang-mi (Joseon Gunman) is eyeing KBS’s upcoming drama Chief Kim for her next project, which could pair her with Namgoong Min (Beautiful Gong Shim); he is still considering, though he’s said to be in final negotiations. The drama is described as an office comedy, and if Namgoong Min... More »

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Drunken hijinks and piggyback rides in youth drama Hwarang
by | December 5, 2016 | 71 Comments
New character teasers and stills for KBS youth sageuk Hwarang set the stage for bromance, romance, and hijinks galore, as we learn more about our three main characters: Park Seo-joon (She Was Pretty) as a quirky and fearless warrior, Park Hyung-shik (High Society) as a faceless king who hides among the people, and Go Ara... More »

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First look at the leading ladies of Woman of Dignity
by | December 5, 2016 | 25 Comments
We have the very first stills for upcoming drama Woman of Dignity, featuring Kim Hee-sun (Angry Mom) and Kim Sun-ah (Masked Prosecutor) in character, and the contrast between the two is readily apparent. Directed by Kim Yoon-chul (Madam Antoine) and written by Baek Mi-kyung (Beloved Eun-dong), Woman of Dignity is about an elegant Cheongdam-dong woman... More »

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Lee Yubi, Lee Jong-hyun up for new rom-com drama
by | December 5, 2016 | 105 Comments
Well I would certainly like to see Lee Yubi (Scholar Who Walks the Night) as a bubbly romantic-comedy heroine, so maybe this will be a project to look forward to in 2017. There’s a new drama in the works from writer Go Sun-hee, who was the second writer on tvN rom-coms Cheese in the Trap... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2016
by | December 4, 2016 | 114 Comments
If you’d asked me a few weeks ago, I wouldn’t have been able to predict that Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim would be the first of the weekday primetime dramas to surpass the highly coveted 20% mark—but the times, they are a-changin’. The show continued its steady upward climb this week, netting a very impressive 21.7%... More »

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News bites: December 3, 2016
by | December 3, 2016 | 39 Comments
Jung Il-woo, Seo In-gook Noooooo! Jung Il-woo (Cinderella and the Four Knights) plans to make good on his announcement regarding military service at a fan meeting last week, and he’s indicated he will enlist in mid-December. [Herald] Not Seo In-gook (Shopping King Louis) too! While the date hasn’t been specified, in a recent interview Seo... More »

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Meet the plane crash survivors of MBC’s Missing 9
by | December 2, 2016 | 49 Comments
Jung Kyung-ho, Oh Jung-se, Choi Tae-joon, Chanyeol, Baek Jin-hee, Lee Sun-bin, Ryu Won, Kim Sang-ho, Tae Hang-ho Remember the castaway drama Gaia, which turned into the idol-filled Picnic, and then into mid-life crisis story Missing 9? Well after multiple cast overhauls, two name changes, and one writer switch, it looks like things are moving forward... More »