Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Cinderella and the Four Knights take up residence at tvN
by | May 27, 2016 | 40 Comments
And thank goodness for that. I’d been getting a little worried about the fate of “fantasy cohabitation romance” drama Cinderella and the Four Knights, which secured a pretty good cast and has a cute premise but seemed to be struggling to find a home anywhere. Now tvN has snapped it up, and although they haven’t... More »

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Lee Dong-wook considers reaper role in fantasy drama Goblin
by | May 26, 2016 | 69 Comments
Oh, interesting. Lee Dong-wook (Bubblegum) is up for the role of a reaper who takes up residence with goblin Gong Yoo (Big) in tvN’s new fantasy romance drama Goblin, which sets us up for bromancey cohabitation. Part of me is disappointed — I was holding out hope that the heroine would be the reaper in... More »

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KBS in talks to remake Japanese drama Ice World
by | May 26, 2016 | 54 Comments
KBS is in talks with entertainment group MarsENT to produce a Korean drama remake of Japanese mystery romance drama Ice World, which aired on Fuji TV in 1999 and garnered a screenwriting award, as well as a best actress award for its star, Matsushima Nanako. The original Ice World was about the dark mystery shrouding... More »

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Jang Hyuk tries to read emotions in Beautiful Mind’s first teaser
by | May 26, 2016 | 27 Comments
Honestly, it’s amazing that Beautiful Mind was even able to make a teaser at all, what with the crazy scheduling conflicts that have been plaguing it. After finally securing a leading man in Jang Hyuk (Master of Trade—Inn 2015), KBS’s new medical drama ran into new trouble when lead actress Park So-dam (Because It’s the... More »

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Lee Yeon-hee offered new drama from Chuno, Pirates writer
by | May 26, 2016 | 39 Comments
Good news, bad news! The good news: There’s a new drama in the works, which is always cause for interest since I’m always eager for more material to look forward to in the near future. The bad news: Well… let’s keep reading. The project is called The Package and it’s currently got an offer out... More »

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Kim Go-eun offered lead opposite Gong Yoo in fantasy romance Goblin
by | May 25, 2016 | 135 Comments
Ah! I’d be more than happy to see Kim Go-eun (Cheese in the Trap) paired alongside Gong Yoo (Train to Busan) for his upcoming fantasy-romance drama Goblin for tvN, to be written by Descended From the Sun star writer Kim Eun-sook, so it’s good news to hear that she’s been offered the role and is... More »

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Shim Eun-kyung signs on to web movie Bugs Attack
by | May 25, 2016 | 15 Comments
Filming has just finished for the first movie in a new 10-part omnibus web series Bugs Attack. It’s apparently actually about huge creepy crawly critters waging war on humankind. I’m imagining a weird cross of District 9 meets Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, which sounds intriguing to the sci-fi nerd in me. But the real... More »

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Shin Jae-ha, Jeon Hyo-sung join SBS thriller Wanted
by | May 25, 2016 | 15 Comments
I hope this is the last round of casting announcements for SBS’s upcoming thriller drama Wanted, not because I don’t want a nice big cast, but because they’re running out of lead time before the premiere, which is now less than a month away. We’ve got a few more additions to the supporting cast in... More »

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Oh Hae-young Again climbs in ratings, gets 2-episode extension
by | May 25, 2016 | 132 Comments
Well tvN sure knows how to strike when the iron is hot. Its thoughtful romantic comedy Oh Hae-young Again just broke Cheese in the Trap’s record for highest ratings in their Monday-Tuesday drama slot, and the next day there’s confirmation that the show will be getting an extension. The series is enjoying a host of... More »

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SBS’s Saimdang, the Herstory to premiere in October
by | May 24, 2016 | 23 Comments
Upcoming SBS sageuk drama Saimdang, the Herstory finally has a broadcast date. Well, sort of. Lee Young-ae had us Dae Jang Geum fans excited for the past two years about the possibility of seeing her come back to acting after a thirteen-year hiatus, and will finally be returning this fall: SBS has announced that Saimdang... More »

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