Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Legend of the Blue Sea returns from overseas shoots, holds first script read
by | October 17, 2016 | 136 Comments
Ah, we’re a month out from the premiere of hotly anticipated fantasy-romance series Legend of the Blue Sea starring Jeon Ji-hyun (in a reunion with her You From Another Star writer, Park Ji-eun) and Lee Min-ho (in a reunion with his City Hunter director, Jin Hyuk), and the production just released these images from the... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Oct. 10-16, 2016
by | October 16, 2016 | 120 Comments
Woman With a Suitcase is getting ever closer to that 10% mark, but may not reach it until Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is over. I was expecting the latter show to have some kind of resurgence as it neared the end of its run, but it’s still performing very admirably at 18.8%. Those kinds of... More »

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News bites: October 15, 2016
by | October 15, 2016 | 53 Comments
Yoo Seung-ho, Taecyeon Hooray that he’ll be back to sportin’ a sageuk mane of glory: Yoo Seung-ho (Remember–Son’s War) is confirmed for Ruler–Master of the Mask, in which he’ll play an 18th-century crown prince of Joseon fighting off a faction that’s out to obtain control of the water supply. The sageuk melodrama will run for... More »

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Stills from Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju’s first script read
by | October 14, 2016 | 38 Comments
The script read for MBC’s new youth sports rom-com Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju kicked off with a strong start. Here are the stills from the table read, led by Lee Sung-kyung (Doctors) in the title role as a young weightlifter, and Nam Joo-hyuk (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo) in his first leading role. The drama... More »

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CBS developing American remake of Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho
by | October 14, 2016 | 29 Comments
The Park Shin-yang-starring KBS hit series Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho is getting the Hollywood treatment over at CBS, one of the Big Three television networks in the U.S. Based on a webtoon, Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho is the story of a disgraced superstar prosecutor who begins a new career as a defense lawyer after losing... More »

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Turn off the lights, the Goblin is coming
by | October 13, 2016 | 66 Comments
Okay, now that’s more like it. The first few glimpses we’ve had of Gong Yoo (Big) in his new tvN fantasy romance The Lonely, Shining Goblin have been pretty, but not all that different from any other drama hero he’s played. But in the newest teaser for the series, the spine-tingly factor has been turned... More »

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Chun Woo-hee considers solving a murder mystery in OCN’s The Voice
by | October 13, 2016 | 14 Comments
Most famous for her emotive performances on film, Chun Woo-hee (The Wailing, Han Gong-ju) is looking to expand her acting experiences by taking on a lead role in crime-thriller drama The Voice. She has received the offer and is considering the script positively, as is Jang Hyuk (Beautiful Mind), who has been offered the role... More »

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Parties, playing, promos, and posters for Entourage
by | October 13, 2016 | 18 Comments
Character posters are out for all five leads of tvN’s hotly anticipated remake of the HBO series Entourage, along with teasers of the remaining groupie members: Lee Dong-hwi (Answer Me 1988), Lee Kwang-soo (Dear My Friends), and Park Jung-min (You’re All Surrounded). Entourage is the story of rising star Young-bin, played by Seo Kang-joon (Cheese... More »

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Ji Sung considers MBC’s Rebel Hong Gil-dong, SBS’s Defendant
by | October 13, 2016 | 37 Comments
Oh interesting… maybe Namgoong Min (Remember–Son’s War) won’t be playing the title role in MBC’s Rebel Hong Gil-dong, because Ji Sung (Entertainer) has now been offered the lead in the fusion sageuk, which would reunite him with Kill Me, Heal Me PD Kim Jin-man. It’s unclear whether Namgoong Min was offered a different role altogether... More »

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Park Jin-hee and Oh Ji-ho added to KBS tearjerker Oh My Geum-bi
by | October 12, 2016 | 22 Comments
Park Jin-hee (Memory) and Oh Ji-ho (My Little Baby) have signed on to KBS’s new drama Oh My Geum-bi (formally called My Fair Lady), the tragic story of a father and his eight-year-old daughter Geum-bi who suffers from a rare disease known as Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC). The rapid mental and physical deterioration that... More »