Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Sequel to blockbuster K-drama classic Sandglass in the works
by | July 28, 2016 | 56 Comments
Another sequel is in process. The Dramagods (aka Korean production companies, broadcasting stations, whoever makes the decisions up there) have seen fit to re-create the daebak 1995 hit Sandglass. This political-action melodrama catapulted the careers of then-budding actors Choi Min-soo (Jackpot), Go Hyun-jung (Dear My Friends), and Park Sang-won (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol, Healer), who... More »


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Lee Soo-kyung makes guest appearance on Bring It On, Ghost
by | July 28, 2016 | 19 Comments
Aw, I love it when a cast clearly enjoys working together and comes back for another round. With Bring It On, Ghost director Park Joon-hwa having previously worked on both seasons of Let’s Eat, we’re seeing a parade of familiar faces both in the cast proper and in the cameo lineup, and Let’s Eat’s leading... More »


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Two more promo crumbs from buzz sageuk Saimdang, Light’s Diary
by | July 28, 2016 | 28 Comments
Pre-produced dramas are enjoying a nice push these days, and this is one of the many anticipated series that’ll be launching in the back half of this year: Saimdang, Light’s Diary, which has thankfully stepped away from the awkward “The Herstory” that used to be part of the title. Everything from this production so far... More »


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Yeon Jung-hoon and Ryu Jin consider KBS historical drama
by | July 26, 2016 | 13 Comments
Yeon Jung-hoon (Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki, Mask) is positively considering the title role in the new sageuk Dasan Jeong Yak-yong. Dasan was the nom de plume of Jeong Yak-yong, a famous Joseon philosopher who lived during King Jeongjo’s time. Ryu Jin from Run, Jang-mi has been offered the role of the reigning monarch. ... More »


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Yoon-ah reconsiders tvN bodyguard drama K2
by | July 26, 2016 | 184 Comments
Huh. Well it’s certainly not every day that someone turns down a project before the casting announcement gains any traction, and then positively reconsiders the same drama a week later, but that’s exactly what’s going on with tvN’s upcoming bodyguard romance drama K2. Girls’ Generation’s Yoon-ah (Prime Minister and I) is up for the lead... More »
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Crossdressing confusion begins in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
by | July 25, 2016 | 75 Comments
Ah finally. Here’s a glimpse at the budding romance between prince Park Bo-gum and his crossdressing eunuch Kim Yoo-jung in KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday historical drama, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds. The newest teaser is a montage of swoony moments for the couple, who start out as tentative friends, and then become increasingly confused by their feelings... More »


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Kang Haneul, Hyeri up for deserted-island adventure romance Picnic
by | July 25, 2016 | 162 Comments
I had thought this “adventure romantic comedy” drama was dead, but it’s back on the books at MBC, albeit with a new title: Initially called Gaia, the drama now bears the title Picnic and is still courting Kang Haneul (Misaeng) for the lead role, with Hyeri (Entertainer) as his potential co-star.... More »


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Cinderella is determined to turn her knights into a happy family
by | July 25, 2016 | 62 Comments
I have no idea why a chaebol chairman would hire a girl to move into his mansion and turn his prickly grandsons into a familial unit, but this is the basis of tvN’s new youth romantic comedy Cinderella and the Four Knights. I guess rich people do all sorts of crazy inexplicable things, so we’ll... More »


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Drama viewership ratings for the week of July 18-24, 2016
by | July 24, 2016 | 143 Comments
There weren’t many surprises early in the week, with everyone pretty much sticking to the trends we’ve seen in weeks prior—Doctors remained way ahead of the pack with ratings nearing 20%, while Monster and Beautiful Mind took second and third place, respectively. Over on cable, Bring It On, Ghost continued to do very well for... More »


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News bites: July 23, 2016
by | July 23, 2016 | 78 Comments
Ryu Joon-yeol Ryu Joon-yeol did a Facebook Live broadcast on July 21 during which he talked about the conclusion of Lucky Romance. He adorably said goodbye to his Su-ho character, stating that while the interviews after Answer Me 1988 went on for quite some time and he had a lot of time to say bye... More »




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