Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Ha Suk-jin, Yoon Seo-hee cast in tvN hybrid variety-reality-drama
by | May 13, 2016 | 20 Comments
Ha Suk-jin, Yoon So-hee When news was first released about tvN taking on a new program in the “variety drama” hybrid format, I wasn’t quite sure what it meant by that term. Now casting confirmations are in, and I’m still not clear about After the Show Ends and what makes it variety, though my interest... More »

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First script read for SBS’s upcoming Doctors
by | May 12, 2016 | 152 Comments
News to get everyone pumped up! The first script reading for upcoming medical romance drama Doctors was held on May 12. The upcoming SBS Monday-Tuesday drama will be about a young woman who starts out as a gangster and matures as a doctor, and in the process realizes a love of a lifetime. Park Shin-hye... More »

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Helpers and colleagues cast for MBC suspense drama W
by | May 12, 2016 | 52 Comments
Lee Tae-hwan, Kang Ki-young A whole crop of supporting roles have been announced for MBC’s “romantic suspense melodrama” W, which stars Lee Jong-seok (Doctor Stranger) and Han Hyo-joo (Dong Yi) and comes from the writer of Nine and Queen Inhyun’s Man. I’ve been eager for more information about this drama because what little was released... More »

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SBS’s Entertainer gets 2-episode extension
by | May 12, 2016 | 45 Comments
Hm, let’s see… we’ve got a show that’s been getting middling ratings and a mixed reception, and the drama that’s set to follow it lost its potential leading cast. Gee, I wonder why Entertainer is getting extended? SBS just confirmed that they will be extending the Wednesday-Thursday showbiz drama by 2 episodes, bringing the total... More »

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Yook Sung-jae drops out of Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
by | May 11, 2016 | 73 Comments
…Probably. I say probably because the last time the press reported that Yook Sung-jae (Village: Secret of Achiara) was dropping out of youth romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, there was a whole wave of denials saying that he was still considering the offer. But so far there haven’t been any hasty rebuttals so it... More »

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Cinderella and the Four Knights still without a broadcaster
by | May 10, 2016 | 58 Comments
It’s too bad, but it looks like we might not be seeing youth romance drama Cinderella and the Four Knights this year. The window is slowly closing on remaining timeslots in 2016 for the Big 3 and tvN (or should we just call them the Big 4 now), and the series isn’t any closer to... More »

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Tense stares and prison meetings in tvN’s The Good Wife
by | May 10, 2016 | 32 Comments
Here we go, first stills from tvN’s remake of American TV drama The Good Wife, which is a series I’m anticipating for its standout cast, headed by A-list film star Jeon Do-yeon (The Shameless, My Dear Enemy) in her first drama in 11 years (the last being Lovers in Prague). The drama centers around a... More »

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Choi Ji-woo, Lee Sang-yoon courted for On the Way to the Airport
by | May 9, 2016 | 67 Comments
On the Way to the Airport is the name of a new project under consideration at KBS, which spent some time (a LOT of time) fighting with SBS to claim Jealousy Incarnate, then sulking about losing it. I guess they decided to move on to more productive avenues, and word is out that offers have... More »

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Jin Gu and Kim Hyun-joo don’t want to be Wanted
by | May 9, 2016 | 38 Comments
Uh-oh, this drama is supposed to premiere in June and it still doesn’t have a cast. Things already seemed down to the wire when SBS suddenly pulled melodrama Deal off its roster and replaced it at the last minute with the new thriller Wanted, but now both potential leads have turned down offers to star,... More »

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Oh Snap! Showered in sunshine, petals, and ice cream for Beautiful Gong-shim
by | May 9, 2016 | 57 Comments
Okay, show of hands: Who’s going to be tuning into SBS’s light-hearted weekend drama Beautiful Gong-shim purely to see if Namgoong Min can smile without seeming murderous, and act happy without somehow convincing you he’ll snap and become a raging, amoral lunatic at first provocation? I know he’s played nice dudes before (though I never... More »

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