Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Lee Ki-kwang cast in tvN’s sci-fi thriller Circle
by | March 3, 2017 | 20 Comments
The latest addition to sci-fi drama Circle is Lee Ki-kwang (Mrs. Cop, Monster). It’ll be his first acting role after the breakup of his idol group B2ST and its re-formation as Highlight. He has been cast as a metropolis government worker in the year 2037 in the experimental 10-episode tvN drama that takes place in... More »


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Im Joo-hwan to play main rival in Bride of the Water God
by | March 3, 2017 | 107 Comments
Im Joo-hwan (Uncontrollably Fond) is now in contention to join tvN’s fantasy-romance drama Bride of the Water God 2017, which would have him joining Nam Joo-hyuk (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo), Shin Se-kyung (Six Flying Dragons), Gong Myung (Drinking Solo), and Krystal (She’s So Lovable) in the main cast. The drama takes aspects of the manhwa... More »


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Ajumma Choi Kang-hee and Officer Kwon Sang-woo team up in Mystery Queen
by | March 2, 2017 | 31 Comments
New stills for upcoming ajumma detective drama Mystery Queen have been released. All the cuts of the main character, played by Choi Kang-hee (Dazzling Temptation), look quirky and colorful, while those of her co-star Kwon Sang-woo (Temptation) seem murky and dark. Perhaps the color dynamic is supposed to represent their different approaches to investigating?... More »


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Gong Seung-yeon tapped for leading role in tvN’s Circle
by | March 2, 2017 | 57 Comments
Upcoming tvN sci-fi mystery drama Circle has its leading lady (well, probably, barring last-minute contradictions, which is par for the course these days) with the casting of Gong Seung-yeon (Introverted Boss). It’s looking likely that she’ll join Kim Kang-woo (Goodbye, Mr. Black) and Yeo Jin-gu (Jackpot), both of whom are in talks to join and... More »


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Doctors writer returns with new drama Temperature of Love
by | March 1, 2017 | 47 Comments
The writer of last year’s hit summer drama Doctors, Ha Myung-hee, is rewriting her novel Nice Soup Does Not Answer the Phone into a drama titled Temperature of Love. The source material depicts the complicated love lives of today’s young people who battle with loneliness and other emotional scars, but writer Ha has revealed her... More »


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Man to Man teases James Bond cat and mouse games
by | March 1, 2017 | 69 Comments
It’s finally here—the first teaser for JTBC’s new spy bromance drama Man to Man. It’s a frustratingly teensy glimpse at the two leads, but am I going to complain about Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) and Park Sung-woong (Remember–Son’s War) in tuxedos? I think not. The pre-produced series from PD Lee Chang-min (Remember–Son’s War)... More »


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Battling for survival at the workplace in Radiant Office
by | February 28, 2017 | 42 Comments
A new comedic trailer is out for the upcoming drama Radiant Office, which is a refreshing surprise given the initial setup of the show with a lead character, Go Ah-sung (Heard It Through the Grapevine), who discovers that she’s terminal. I’m also glad to see it since I’ve only seen Go in serious roles, and... More »


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Time-slipping to catch a killer in OCN’s Tunnel
by | February 28, 2017 | 36 Comments
It’s analogue-meets-CSI in OCN’s newest crime thriller Tunnel, where 1980s detective Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride and Prejudice) travels to the present day via wormhole tunnel and clashes with prickly elite detective Yoon Hyun-min (Beautiful Mind). On the upside, they’re both good guys who are after the same killer, the mysterious culprit in a thirty-year string of... More »


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Joy enchants Lee Hyun-woo with her voice in the Liar and His Lover
by | February 27, 2017 | 135 Comments
I must say I’m pretty impressed with this first glimpse at Red Velvet’s Joy singing for her new drama, The Liar His Lover. Starring Lee Hyun-woo (Moorim School) as the titular Liar, this upcoming youth rom-com is about a brilliant musician becomes enchanted, at first note, by a voice that inspires him like no other.... More »


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Kim So-hyun to make special appearance in While You Were Sleeping
by | February 27, 2017 | 78 Comments
The cast for writer Park Hye-ryun’s new fantasy legal drama While You Were Sleeping already seems like a reunion tour from her past shows, with Lee Jong-seok (Pinocchio, I Hear Your Voice), Suzy (Dream High), and Shin Jae-ha (Page Turner, Pinocchio) signed on, but now it really feels complete with a special appearance from Kim... More »