Korean Drama Casting & News

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Casting news, production updates on upcoming and currently airing shows, behind-the-scenes entertainment news. Anything and everything about upcoming kdramas, including promotional teasers, stills, posters, and press conferences.

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Drama Casting & News
Chuno, Runaway PD comes back with cable spy drama Neighborhood Hero
by | August 14, 2015 | 19 Comments
Director Kwak Jung-hwan is in talks to come back with a new blockbuster action-spy drama, this time for cable channel OCN, and here’s to hoping he gives us more of the action and intrigue of Chuno and Conspiracy in the Court that made him famous, rather than the disappointments of hyped follow-up projects Runaway Plan... More »


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First love and husband reunions in Twenty Again
by | August 14, 2015 | 51 Comments
Muahaha, I love the continuing series of teasers for tvN’s new Friday-Saturday drama Twenty Again, featuring everyone’s reactions to seeing Choi Ji-woo on campus as a college freshman. The latest ones feature First Love Lee Sang-yoon (Liar Game) and Husband Choi Won-young (I Remember You), both university professors whose lives get upended when our heroine... More »


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Kim Sae-ron joins Nam Joo-hyuk in Dazzling Temptation
by | August 13, 2015 | 16 Comments
MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday melodrama Dazzling Temptation has cast its leads — or at least their childhood counterparts, who will open the series in an extended 10-episode backstory. Kim Sae-ron (High School: Love On) has signed on to play the younger heroine, while Nam Joo-hyuk (Who Are You—School 2015) is considering an offer to play the... More »


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Will Cheer Up continue the School hot streak?
by | August 12, 2015 | 32 Comments
A cheerleading drama? In Korea? Okay, KBS, make it work. Cheer Up is the name of a new series being prepped for the Monday-Tuesday slot on KBS, and is set in a high school, telling stories of youthful friendships and loves. Pretty generic description, but since it’s being produced by Contents K, which did the... More »


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Nam Joo-hyuk offered new MBC drama Dazzling Temptation
by | August 12, 2015 | 41 Comments
Nam Joo-hyuk sure is in high demand these days — he’s set to follow up high school drama Who Are You—School 2015 with college campus drama Cheese in the Trap on tvN, but since that show has been delayed until January 2016, he’s planning to fill his time with MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Dazzling Temptation... More »


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Lee Jong-seok courted for medical drama Beautiful Mind
by | August 12, 2015 | 177 Comments
Apparently dramaland is hellbent on resuscitating Dr. Frankenstein — the drama about a geeeeeenius doctor with a split-personality (though the details of his actual condition are vague, which we’ll get to). It was once courting Kim Soo-hyun to star, then later Yoo Ah-in, but kept getting delayed on KBS’s schedule. It’s looking to make a... More »


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The fake-turned-real in-law battle begins in Strange Daughter-in-Law
by | August 11, 2015 | 46 Comments
There’s a new teaser out for Strange Daughter-in-Law, but I can’t show it to you (nor can I see it myself), since KBS is strangely determined to keep their online videos unavailable and geo-restricted. Grarrr. Do you want me to watch your dramas or not? Anyway, here are two new posters instead, and the one... More »


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Lee Jong-hyuk, Park Hee-bon join tvN’s Bubblegum
by | August 11, 2015 | 21 Comments
We’ve got more casting additions to tvN’s new romance drama from PD Kim Byung-soo of Nine and Queen Inhyun’s Man. The new series, called Bubblegum, stars Jung Ryeo-won (Medical Top Team) and Lee Dong-wook (Mandate of Heaven) as the leads in the “adult fairytale” about people who are all lacking in some way, who become... More »


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News bites: August 9, 2015
by | August 9, 2015 | 52 Comments
Seo Kang-joon, Kim Ki-bang, Kim Hee-chan Cheese in the Trap just keeps adding to its cast. Kim Ki-bang is a gay civil service exam student and good friend to the lead. This will be the actor’s fourth collaboration with director Lee Yoon-jung (they worked together on Heart to Heart, 4teen and Golden Time). Kim Hee-chan... More »


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Moon Chae-won offered lead in SBS’s Goodbye Mr. Black
by | August 6, 2015 | 158 Comments
I like this news: Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor) is currently considering the drama Goodbye Mr. Black, the recently announced manhwa-adapted series based on a Count of Monte Cristo-inspired premise. She’s not confirmed and has said she’ll wait to see the script before deciding (she’s read the synopsis and reportedly liked it), but if she took... More »


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Dasom goes from city-slicker idol to Strange Daughter-in-Law
by | August 6, 2015 | 15 Comments
The first teaser is out for KBS’s Strange Daughter-in-law, formerly titled Killing Mother-in-Law, which was too misleading for the light comedy, and then Taming Mother-in-Law, which some deemed too disrespectful. The first title was a bad one that made me wonder if we were actually talking about murder (it turned out to be a metaphor),... More »