Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Hwang Jung-eum on building her character for She Was Pretty
by | August 28, 2015 | 37 Comments
Three weeks out from She Was Pretty’s premiere, the MBC romantic comedy is ramping up its promotion. We recently got a cute teaser out of leads Hwang Jung-eum and Park Seo-joon, and now we have a new promo shot of Hwang (…just the one, stingy bastards), as well as a brief interview with her about... More »


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Song Hye-gyo and Song Joong-ki on the set of Descended From the Sun
by | August 27, 2015 | 93 Comments
This show has been pretty stingy with the stills, but here’s a peek at Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, the Wind Blows) and Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) on the set of their new drama Descended From the Sun, the blockbuster human melodrama from hit writer Kim Eun-sook (Heirs, Gentleman’s Dignity, Secret Garden) and the PD of... More »


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First teaser introduces the merchants of Master of Trade—Inn 2015
by | August 27, 2015 | 48 Comments
Here’s our first look at KBS’s upcoming sageuk drama Master of Trade—Inn 2015, the late-Joseon-era series centering around the success story of one man (Jang Hyuk) who worked his way up from being the inheritor to a defunct inn to becoming one of the most successful merchants in the nation. In the teaser, Jang Hyuk’s... More »


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She Was Pretty’s first teaser doles out sweetness and kisses
by | August 26, 2015 | 77 Comments
Okay, fine, ONE kiss, not multiples. Still, I’ll take it. (Warning: There is a video that auto-plays in this post. Sorry! It’s the only one MBC has released that allows us to watch the first teaser for She Was Pretty, sadly.) The teaser gives us a cute glimpse into the rom-com’s leads and their chemistry,... More »


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Dramabeans exclusive: Interview with City Hunter, Doctor Stranger PD Jin Hyuk
by | August 25, 2015 | 152 Comments
We’ve got a special treat for you guys today, and are excited to present to you our very own exclusive interview with one of dramaland’s hitmaker directors, PD Jin Hyuk, whom you may know from his string of popular dramas like Brilliant Legacy, Prosecutor Princess, City Hunter, Master’s Sun, and Doctor Stranger. I know, so... More »


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Yoo Ah-in takes up the sword in Six Flying Dragons
by | August 25, 2015 | 90 Comments
The first teaser is out for SBS’s historical drama Six Flying Dragons, and it looks pretty great—all cinematic and thudding with suspense. The drama feels exciting and epic, not like your father’s typical stuffy old sageuk (or fine, my father’s stuffy old sageuk—he likes ’em extra-boring and historically accurate), that’s for sure. Six Flying Dragons... More »


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Park Shi-hoo to make drama comeback in OCN’s Neighborhood Hero
by | August 24, 2015 | 326 Comments
Park Shi-hoo (Alice in Cheongdam-dong) has been cast as the leading man in the latest project from PD Kwak Jung-hwan, of Chuno, Conspiracy in the Court, Runaway Plan B, and Basketball. The spy action drama, called Neighborhood Hero, is being planned for a 2016 broadcast on cable network OCN and Park Shi-hoo has confirmed that... More »


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Moon Geun-young, Kim Jae-wook confirm SBS’s Village
by | August 24, 2015 | 56 Comments
SBS’s upcoming Village is on a casting spree, with a slew of additions to the cast being made in quick succession. Heading the list is Moon Geun-young (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), who has confirmed taking the lead role in the mysterious drama about a seemingly peaceful, crime-free village that is rocked when an unknown corpse... More »


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It’s Okay, That Winter writer Noh Hee-kyung wooed by tvN
by | August 23, 2015 | 57 Comments
When can we declare the tvN conquest of dramaland complete? Has it already claimed dominion, or do we have to wait until every major PD and hit writer jumps ship to consider it complete? ‘Cause now we can add Noh Hee-kyung to the list, she of thoughtful insight, complex character development, and subtle melodrama (okay,... More »


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News bites: August 23, 2015
by | August 23, 2015 | 36 Comments
Su Ae, Oh Yeon-seo, Kim Seul-gi, Jin Ji-hee The sequel to the 2009 movie about the national men’s ski jump team, Take Off 2 will be about the national women’s ice hockey team. It stars Su Ae and begins filming in October, and has made several great additions to the cast: Tags: Jin Ji-hee, Kim Seul-gi, Kim... More »


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Character teasers for youth drama Because It’s the First Time
by | August 21, 2015 | 35 Comments
Cable network OnStyle’s first original drama Because It’s the First Time comes from writer Jung Hyun-jung (Discovery of Romance, all three I Need Romance seasons) and PD Lee Jung-hyo (Witch’s Romance, I Need Romance), and tells the stories of twentysomething friends as they encounter everything in their lives for the first time, whether in work,... More »