Korean Drama Casting & News

Korean drama News Central!

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.

Also features explanations of industry terms and practices, like the live-shoot production atmosphere, trends in drama programming, and when television shows go crazy, which they often do.
Archive for the ‘Drama Casting & News’ Category

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jun-ki the scholar walks nights, breaks hearts
by | July 2, 2015 | 100 Comments
It looks like Lee Jun-ki’s gonna be leaving a trail of broken hearts and dead bodies in his wake, not necessarily in that order. Posters and a second teaser have been released for MBC’s fantasy sageuk Scholar Who Walks the Night, highlighting Lee Jun-ki’s tortured life as a vampire caught between love and his insatiable... More »


Drama Casting & News
Character stills for Scholar Who Walks the Night
by | July 1, 2015 | 88 Comments
These character stills for Scholar Who Walks the Night are pretty straightforward, but that doesn’t mean straightforward can’t be beautiful. We’ve talked about this drama so much and its premiere is only a week away, so I’ll let the stills do the talkin’. For a refresher, the characters are: Tags: Choi Kang Changmin, Kim So-eun,... More »


Drama Casting & News
The rescue team is dispatched in disaster drama D-Day
by | June 30, 2015 | 28 Comments
Cameras are rolling on the set of JTBC’s fall series D-Day, the large-scale disaster drama about a massive earthquake that hits Seoul and the rescue workers who are first on the scene. The first stills from the production have been released, though shooting actually began in May due to the high volume of CG shots... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS lines up next Mon-Tues comedy drama Taming Mother-in-Law
by | June 30, 2015 | 18 Comments
KBS has announced the drama to follow I Remember You, which in the span of several hours went from the provocatively titled Killing Mother-in-Law to the more toned-down Taming Mother-in-Law. Given that it’s not actually about any killing, that’s probably a good thing. The news announcements on this drama have already hit their first bumps,... More »


Drama Casting & News
The one and a half faces of Lee Beom-soo for noir drama Last
by | June 29, 2015 | 14 Comments
Omgahhhhhh, Last, you’re killin’ me here. Why won’t any of your videos move? Why don’t people say things, do things, act things? Why is this your promotional strategy, JTBC? This teaser picture features Lee Beom-soo as an underworld boss who clashes with the series’ protagonist, Yoon Kye-sang, the fund manager who loses everything in a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Seung-woo’s Midnight Diner opens for business
by | June 29, 2015 | 44 Comments
Here’s a peek at SBS’s late-night “healing food” drama Midnight Diner, which is getting ready to premiere this weekend. It’s a remake of the Japanese manga Shinya Shokudo by Yaro Abe, which has also been remade as a television series in Japan and most recently a movie, all starring Kobayashi Kaoru. Kim Seung-woo (IRIS 2,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Producers writer, Master’s Sun PD team up for new SBS drama
by | June 29, 2015 | 110 Comments
After just wrapping on the KBS variety showbiz drama The Producers, it’s been announced that star writer Park Ji-eun will be heading back to SBS for her next project, where she had her last mega-hit You From Another Star in 2013-14. Over at SBS, she’ll be re-teaming with PD Jin Hyuk, of Doctor Stranger and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Finger hearts and first kisses for Oh My Ghostess
by | June 29, 2015 | 31 Comments
Oh My Ghostess premieres this weekend (yay), and the cast showed up to their press conference on the afternoon of June 29 to introduce the show, talk about their characters, and, of course, take pretty pretty pictures. Among the many reasons this drama has been attracting pre-show buzz is the fact that this will be... More »


Drama Casting & News
Red-eyed and book-hunting Scholar Who Walks the Night
by | June 28, 2015 | 40 Comments
Lucky for those of us awaiting the show, Scholar Who Walks the Night seems to be on a promo kick, churning out stills in quick succession; the production’s in full swing as it revs up for its premiere next week. I feel like we’ve seen a lot of Lee Jun-ki and Lee Yubi separately, so... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: June 27, 2015
by | June 27, 2015 | 39 Comments
Oh Ji-ho, Jeon Hyo-sung, Ha Yeon-joo The return of Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong has secured a time slot. In its first season, the show scored the second best viewership of all OCN’s original programming, and thus Oh Ji-ho has been brought back to reprise his role as an officer with an unusual talent. Now that his... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won, Kim Tae-hee get their nemeses in SBS’s Yong-pal
by | June 26, 2015 | 37 Comments
Jo Hyun-jae, Jung Woong-in, Jo Bok-rae The plot thickens for SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday series Yong-pal, which is described in somewhat bemusing Engrish as a “spectacle unique melodrama,” which I’m taking to mean intensely dramatic and spectacle-filled. The show did undergo some rough waters when its director was switched, but now seems to be settling down,... More »