Archive for the ‘Drama Casting & News’ Category

Drama Casting & News
Lee Seung-gi, Im Ji-yeon drop Kill Me, Heal Me
by | December 2, 2014 | 118 Comments
What is going on with the casting drama in dramaland lately? Between Kill Me, Heal Me and Blood, it’ll be a miracle if half of the early 2015 dramas premiere on time. Both Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded) and Im Ji-yeon (Obsessed) were offered leading roles in MBC’s upcoming split-personality drama Kill Me, Heal Me,... More »


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Cover-ups and tragedies drive SBS thriller Punch
by | December 2, 2014 | 24 Comments
Punch just keeps looking better and better. The thriller from the writer of The Chaser already seemed hard-edged purely from descriptions, where Kim Rae-won plays a prosecutor with a terminal diagnosis who vows to take down the corrupt on his way out—but now that we’ve seen glimpses of it in action, it appears to be... More »


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Blood: Jung Il-woo out, Ahn Jae-hyun in?
by | December 1, 2014 | 88 Comments
Hm, having some trouble locking down a vampire hero, are we? I know that Yoo Yeon-seok and Jung Il-woo were only entertaining offers to headline KBS’s new vampire medical drama Blood, but when a series has this much trouble casting, it always makes me wonder what’s wrong with it. After Yoo Yeon-seok passed on the... More »


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Sung Joon signs on as second lead for Jekyll and Me
by | December 1, 2014 | 91 Comments
Aw man, Sung Joon is gonna be another second lead; it’s just been announced that he’ll be taking on a role with SBS’s upcoming Jekyll and Me, joining leads Hyun Bin and Han Ji-min in the multiple-personality-disorder romantic comedy. Well, the other multiple-personality-disorder romantic comedy (aside from Lee Seung-gi’s Kill Me Heal Me). Jekyll and... More »


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News bites: November 29, 2014
by | November 29, 2014 | 37 Comments
Sung Dong-il, Kwon Sang-woo After suffering from delays, Private Investigator is moving forward again and has added Sung Dong-il (It’s Okay, It’s Love) to its cast. The movie will be directed by Kim Jung-hoon (Petty Romance), who actually wrote the script and won an award for the screenplay way back in 2006. Attached to the... More »


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Rookie actress Im Ji-yeon to romance Lee Seung-gi in Kill Me Heal Me
by | November 28, 2014 | 146 Comments
Oh, interesting: Next year’s multiple-personality rom-com drama Kill Me Heal Me, which is heading into final negotiations with Lee Seung-gi for the lead role, is now in talks to cast rookie actress Im Ji-yeon opposite him. I would have expected the drama to cast somebody with more name recognition, or for somebody like Im to... More »


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KBS secret agent thriller Spy rounds out cast
by | November 28, 2014 | 129 Comments
Jaejoong, Go Sung-hee You know, I really wish this drama had picked a different title — for a drama about spies, it’s a little lacking in covert slickness. KBS’s new Friday night drama Spy has secured its leading cast, and plans to enter production shortly. Idol actor Kim Jaejoong (Triangle) will be headlining as expected,... More »


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Season 2 talk for Misaeng the manhwa and the drama
by | November 27, 2014 | 54 Comments
If any drama could go on for multiple seasons, it’d be Misaeng, the slice-of-life workplace series that’s become cable network tvN’s newest sensation. Expectations were high from the start for the adaptation based on a cult hit manhwa, and it translated into both critical acclaim and ratings success (Episode 12 that aired last Saturday recorded... More »


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Cha Seung-won courted to join Lee Yeon-hee in MBC sageuk
by | November 27, 2014 | 23 Comments
Thank goodness for title changes. The drama formerly operating under the name Splendid Politics has switched to the more straightforward Princess Jeongmyeong, and is courting Cha Seung-won (You’re All Surrounded) to join the production. Lee Yeon-hee (Miss Korea), who was reported to be in the mix earlier this month, is still favorably considering. The MBC... More »


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Kim Rae-won’s war on corruption begins on Punch
by | November 26, 2014 | 20 Comments
The first teaser is out for SBS’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Punch, the newest project from writer Park Kyung-soo of The Chaser and Empire of Gold. Kim Rae-won stars in the legal thriller as prosecutor who finds out that he has six months left to live, and decides to use his remaining time to expose the... More »


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Moon Sori, Kim Hye-ja for new KBS drama Unkind Women
by | November 25, 2014 | 14 Comments
The PD of the hit drama My Daughter Seo-young and the writer of Equator Man are teaming up for a Wednesday-Thursday drama for KBS in the new year, and wooing actresses Moon Sori (Law of Attraction) and Kim Hye-ja (Mother) to return to the small screen to star. If she signs on, it’ll have been... More »