Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Aug. 22-28, 2016
by | August 28, 2016 | 13 Comments
There were oodles of new premieres this week, which certainly seems to make up for all the pre-emptions we’ve been suffering through lately. At the top of the week, we started with the much anticipated sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, which drew in decent starting numbers. Doctors’s double header on Monday certainly didn’t make for... More »

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News bites: August 26, 2016
by | August 26, 2016 | 26 Comments
Honey Lee, Kim Seul-gi, Kwon Yul Moonlit Palace, a 2D-animated feature that took over a decade to make and required over 70,000 pages of pencil drawings, will finally premiere September 7. In the movie, a door opens to a mysterious moonlit world for the first time in 600 years, and a 13-year-old girl will enter... More »

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It’s all muscles and kittens for action drama The K2
by | August 26, 2016 | 114 Comments
He’ll always be Healer to me, but Ji Chang-wook looks like he’ll be just as action-driven for his latest drama, tvN’s upcoming The K2. In the show, he plays a former elite soldier who is employed as a bodyguard to the wife of a presidential candidate, who’s played by Song Yoon-ah (Assembly). Although in this... More »

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Fantasy drama Goblin courts Yook Sung-jae to play a rebel
by | August 26, 2016 | 25 Comments
Oh I hope this casting sticks, because Yook Sung-jae (Village: Secret of Achiara) has been getting a lot of drama offers lately — Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, Shopping King Louie — that he ultimately turned down due to scheduling conflicts, but I’d like to see him in a drama before the year is out. He’s... More »

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Fantasy romance Tomorrow With You adds Kim Ye-won
by | August 25, 2016 | 12 Comments
Kim Ye-won (Jealousy Incarnate, Who Are You, Operation Proposal) is the latest casting addition to upcoming fantasy romance drama Tomorrow With You, starring Lee Je-hoon (Signal) and Shin Mina (Oh My Venus). The new tvN drama is a love story about an atypical married couple, consisting of a time-traveler and his bright, cheerful wife.... More »

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Entourage scores late-night timeslot, to premiere in November
by | August 25, 2016 | 36 Comments
Finally, Entourage is on the schedule! The K-drama remake of HBO’s hit has been in the works for seemingly ages, and was supposedly going to be on the air this year, only the year kept passing by and schedules got booked and Entourage wasn’t on any of them. But now it’s official, and Entourage has... More »

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Yoo Inna considers bringing some sunshine to tvN fantasy drama Goblin
by | August 25, 2016 | 63 Comments
There were some rumors floating around last week that this second lead role in Goblin might go to various idol stars, but I’m glad that the offer went to Yoo Inna (One More Happy Ending) in the end. She just has a warmth to her that I like, and whether she’s playing leads or supporting... More »

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Here are alllllllll of your Moon Lovers
by | August 24, 2016 | 158 Comments
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo is just about ready to launch, which means in less than a week we’re really looking at Mondays to become Moon-days, what with this drama on SBS and its competitor over on KBS, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds. Which, I guess, isn’t such a random observation considering that’s what Monday means... More »

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OCN develops new crime drama The Voice
by | August 23, 2016 | 45 Comments
Anyone suffering from Police Unit 38 withdrawal symptoms? I know I’ve been missing my weekly dose of the comedic con artist tax squad. Not to fear! OCN has recently announced its plans to launch another crime drama to fill the lovable Ma Dong-seok-shaped empty space in our hearts and our weekends. The Voice, which primarily... More »

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Kim Yoon-hye up for second lead role in My Sassy Girl, no casting confirmations yet
by | August 23, 2016 | 46 Comments
The casting process for the drama adaptation of My Sassy Girl continues to be a doozy. Actress Kim Joo-hyun, winner of the ultimately futile nationwide search for Sassy’s leading lady, was relegated to second lead after Oh Yeon-seo (Come Back, Ajusshi) was offered the leading role instead. But with recent reports stating that Kim Joo-hyun... More »

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