Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Dashing to meet Lee Hyun-woo in The Liar and His Lover
by | February 20, 2017 | 57 Comments
Whoa tvN works fast — it’s been only a month since the casting news was announced for their upcoming drama The Liar and His Lover, but they’ve already released multiple stills and another teaser! Contrary to the heavy themes like depression portrayed in the original Japanese manga, the Korean drama adaptation looks like it’ll have... More »


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Answer Me PD returns with new tvN series Prison this fall
by | February 20, 2017 | 60 Comments
This is a welcome change. As much I like the Answer Me franchise, I do think it’s time for the creators to branch out and do something new, so it’s exciting news to hear that PD Shin Won-ho (Answer Me 1988, Answer Me 1994, Answer Me 1997) will be returning to tvN this fall with... More »


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Kim Kang-woo offered tvN sci-fi mystery drama Circle
by | February 20, 2017 | 42 Comments
Kim Kang-woo may be returning with another drama soon—hopefully one that’s much better than his last (Goodbye Mr. Black, sigh)—and has been offered a new sci-fi mystery drama Circle, which is being planned for a run on tvN. I’m glad to see a premise that sounds a bit different from the same old: Circle will... More »


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Gong Myung, Krystal, Yang Se-jong up for Bride of the Water God
by | February 20, 2017 | 120 Comments
Gong Myung, Krystal, Yang Se-jong I guess Bride of the Water God 2017 is going on a casting spree today. Krystal (She’s So Lovable, Heirs), Gong Myung (Drinking Solo, Entertainer), and Yang Se-jong (Saimdang Light’s Diary, Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim) are the latest to receive offers for tvN’s modern-day spinoff adaptation of the popular manhwa,... More »


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Shin Se-kyung up for leading role in Bride of the Water God 2017
by | February 19, 2017 | 154 Comments
I was sad when Moon Chae-won turned down the leading role in tvN’s upcoming manhwa remake Bride of the Water God 2017 over a week ago, but it looks like the production is back on track with an offer out to Shin Se-kyung (Six Flying Dragons) to headline in the title role. She’s considering favorably,... More »


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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Feb. 13-19, 2017
by | February 19, 2017 | 135 Comments
It happened—Defendant finally broke the 20% mark in style, proving that it’s the force to be reckoned with in the Monday-Tuesday slot. Bringing up second is still Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People, while Hwarang remains steadily below the 10% mark. At least Introverted Boss has seen some improvement, even though it’s probably not the... More »


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News bites: February 18, 2017
by | February 18, 2017 | 25 Comments
Hyun Bin, Yoo Ji-tae, Ryu Joon-yeol A speedy reunion might be in store for Hyun Bin (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) and his Alliance director Kim Sung-hoon. The star has received an offer to star in the director’s next work, a Joseon-era zombie blockbuster titled Rampant. [Xports News] Aieee, two of my favorites, Yoo Ji-tae (The Good... More »


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Psychological thriller webtoon Out of the World gets drama adaptation on OCN
by | February 17, 2017 | 32 Comments
OCN is my go-to cable channel when I want to feel psychological chills and see some quality action thrills, and they’ve lined up a great schedule for year 2017. Right now, Voice is airing to solid ratings, and it’s also got Choi Jin-hyuk’s time-traveling cop procedural coming up in March. Planning ahead, OCN has just... More »


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Lee Sung-kyung offered new rom-com from I Remember You writer
by | February 16, 2017 | 90 Comments
Ooh yay, there’s a new drama in the works from writer Kwon Ki-young of the layered mystery thriller I Remember You, the political rom-com All About My Romance, and the workplace comedy Protect the Boss, and an offer is out to Lee Sung-kyung (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju) to headline. It’s only been a month since... More »


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Gu Hye-sun shows off her dance moves for You’re Too Much
by | February 16, 2017 | 38 Comments
It’s been a while since we last saw newlywed Gu Hye-sun (Blood) in dramaland, but she’s making her comeback this year. She shows us her funny side in the teaser for MBC’s weekend drama You’re Too Much, where she’ll play a rough-and-tough girl who dreams of becoming a celebrity. It’s definitely a departure from her... More »