Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
News bites: July 12, 2015
by | July 12, 2015 | 22 Comments
Choi Siwon, Jo Soo-hyang SuJu’s Siwon is transforming himself into a producer. Together with EnterMedia Pictures, he’s secured the U.S. and Asian film rights to the 2011 webtoon Interview. EnterMedia Pictures was the company responsible for the U.S. remakes of You From Another Star and Good Doctor (though those projects were shelved or weren’t picked... More »


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Lee Sang-yoon courted for tvN rom-com Twenty Again
by | July 10, 2015 | 43 Comments
Oh, cute. I like the idea of a Choi Ji-woo–Lee Sang-yoon drama pairing. I mean, it’ll always be second in my heart to a Choi Ji-woo-Lee Seo-jin pairing, but they can make it up to us by dating in real life, right? Now that the new tvN romantic comedy Twenty Again has locked down Choi... More »


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Choi Ji-woo turns Twenty Again for tvN rom-com
by | July 9, 2015 | 53 Comments
Choi Ji-woo is strengthening her ties to cable station tvN (after participating in the most recent season of their marquee variety show, Grandpas Over Flowers), signing on to headline an upcoming drama with them, Twenty Again (literally, Twenty for the Second Time). The series is the one formerly titled Our Heaven, which first courted Go... More »


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Kim Min-jung to join Jang Hyuk in The Innkeeper
by | July 8, 2015 | 15 Comments
KBS’s new fall historical epic The Innkeeper is busy rolling out the casting offers: First up were Jang Hyuk (Shine or Go Crazy) and Han Chae-ah (Mi-rae’s Choice), who are still considering their headlining roles, and now Kim Min-jung (Gap-dong) is being courted to join them. I’ve never really loved Kim Min-jung in anything, especially... More »


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Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon courted to reunite for new drama
by | July 7, 2015 | 76 Comments
From twins to love interests? Well, they DID have an uncomfortable amount of chemistry for a pair of siblings in Kill Me, Heal Me… so maybe this new drama will rectify that? Offers are out to Hwang Jung-eum and Park Seo-joon to return to MBC and headline their next Wednesday-Thursday drama, called She Was Pretty.... More »


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From the press conference for Scholar Who Walks the Night
by | July 7, 2015 | 129 Comments
It’s not that I’m not excited about the premiere of MBC’s Scholar Who Walks the Night (I am! Vampires in hanboks! Lee Jun-ki pretty!)… it’s just that at this point, I feel there’s little left to say about the show. I’m all out of words. I have no more words to give! So maybe pretty... More »


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Suzy up to headline tvN’s Cheese in the Trap
by | July 6, 2015 | 217 Comments
Huh, so Cheese in the Trap, the highly anticipated webtoon-adapted drama starring Park Hae-jin (Dr. Stranger, You From Another Star), is considering adding Suzy (Gu Family Book) in the leading lady role. Everyone, buckle up for a bumpy ride on the media play train — already reaction is vocal and loud and pretty conflicted. According... More »


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At last, a real teaser for Last
by | July 6, 2015 | 16 Comments
FINALLY. Okay, here we go: Actual teasers for cable action drama Last, one where the characters talk and move and do stunts! Sure I found the initial wave of black-and-white stills intriguing and stylish, but I like a little story to go with my pretty pictures, and when you have fabulous actors like Yoon Kye-sang... More »


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Jung Jae-young goes from welder to politician in KBS’s Assembly
by | July 6, 2015 | 30 Comments
We haven’t been posting each new round of stills and teasers for Assembly because visually there’s just a whole lot of suit-wearing and office-sitting going on, but it’s nice to see Jung Jae-young’s transformation from blue-collar worker to idealistic politician — his underdog success story as a rookie member of the Korean National Assembly is... More »


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News bites: July 5, 2015
by | July 5, 2015 | 21 Comments
Hyun Woo, Do Ji-han, Park Yoo-hwan Hyun Woo (Gap-dong) is positively considering a reunion with director Kim Seok-yoon and the writing duo behind the upcoming webtoon adaptation of Awl (he worked on both the recent Detective K movie and I Live in Cheongdam-dong with them). In the story about blue-collar workers who were unjustly let... More »


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Mrs. Cop: Lee Hana out, Lee Da-hee in
by | July 3, 2015 | 34 Comments
There’s been a casting change for SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday show Mrs. Cop, the police investigative drama starring Kim Hee-ae (Secret Love Affair) as a detective team leader in the violent crimes unit. Producers were initially courting Lee Hana (Unkind Women) to play the team’s girl-next-door ace detective, but Lee Da-hee (Big Man, Secret) is now... More »