Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Character teaser roll call for all Six Flying Dragons
by | September 8, 2015 | 70 Comments
Kim Myung-min! Here’s the Six Flying Dragons teaser I’ve been waiting for. The first teaser gave us a glimpse of Yoo Ah-in as future King Taejong of Joseon, and now we have character teasers for the five other “dragons” who will help shape the fate of the nation. (You can skip the first half of... More »

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Lee Soo-hyuk courted to join OCN’s Neighborhood Hero
by | September 8, 2015 | 47 Comments
Park Shi-hoo’s comeback drama Neighborhood Hero has an offer out to Lee Soo-hyuk (Scholar Who Walks the Night, Valid Love) to join the cast, and for now he’s in the “considering it” stage. The offer is reportedly for a leading role, but sadly there seem to be no details about what character he’s up to... More »

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Jo Jin-woong to reunite with Lee Je-hoon in tvN’s Signal
by | September 7, 2015 | 19 Comments
It’s been nearly two years since Jo Jin-woong (Assassination) last took a break from films to do a drama (the melodrama Full Sun with Yoon Kye-sang), but it looks he might be returning next year in tvN’s new crime thriller Signal. The latest drama from PD Kim Won-seok (Misaeng) and writer Kim Eun-hee (Sign, Three... More »

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VIXX’s N up for Sassy, Go Go… Ji-soo out?
by | September 7, 2015 | 76 Comments
Ji-soo, N …and that means javabeans will be out, too. They can’t take my Ji-soo away and expect me to still care about this show! Take the news with the usual grain of salt: Casting hasn’t been finalized, actors are still deciding, et cetera. That said, KBS high school drama Sassy, Go Go is now... More »

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News bites: September 6, 2015
by | September 6, 2015 | 39 Comments
Kim Hee-sun Kim Hee-sun (Angry Mom) will guest appear in Chinese fantasy sageuk drama L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties, which is being produced concurrently with the eponymous big-budget film by writer/director Guo Jingming. The motion-capture animated movie version has already cast such stars as Fan Bingbing and Kris Wu, and the drama version is also searching... More »

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Four Flying Dragons down, two left to go
by | September 4, 2015 | 63 Comments
I’m patiently waiting for the next teaser for SBS’s historical drama Six Flying Dragons to arrive, but in the meantime, at least we’re getting a steady trickle of still shots from the show, and so far the production quality looks impressive. The newest stills of the bunch feature Yoon Kyun-sang, directly above and below, playing... More »

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She Was Pretty on the cover of a magazine
by | September 3, 2015 | 64 Comments
Well at least She Was Pretty is getting some mileage out of its fashion magazine setting — the character posters are an array of magazine cover spreads for the leading characters, and the main poster is a cute use of Hwang Jung-eum’s face on a cover, used to shield her supposedly ugly “real” face in... More »

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Ji-soo, Lee Won-geun up to play high schoolers in Sassy, Go Go
by | September 3, 2015 | 50 Comments
Jung Eun-ji, Lee Won-geun Keeping in mind that none of these castings is confirmed yet, I’m glad to see the names in the mix for KBS’s cheerleading high school drama Sassy, Go Go—or rather, I’m really excited about ONE name in the latest crop, and that’s newcomer Ji-soo, who came out of nowhere and stole... More »

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Campus drama Cheese in the Trap completes cast
by | September 2, 2015 | 34 Comments
Lee Sung-kyung, Park Min-ji, Yoon Ye-joo I didn’t think we’d ever see the end of the casting drama for this drama, but it looks like we’ve finally secured all the major characters for tvN’s adaptation of the hit webtoon Cheese in the Trap. The campus drama stars Park Hae-jin (Bad Guys) as the cold, perfect... More »

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SNSD’s Yuri, Yoon Tae-young for OCN’s Neighborhood Hero
by | September 2, 2015 | 86 Comments
Yuri, Yoon Tae-young Now that cable network OCN’s new spy action drama Neighborhood Hero has its hero in Park Shi-hoo (Alice in Cheongdam-dong), we’ve got a few more additions to the cast: Girl’s Generation’s Kwon Yuri (No Breathing, Fashion King) is considering an offer to play the heroine, and Yoon Tae-young (Records of a Night... More »

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Jung Eun-ji offered lead in cheerleading drama Sassy, Go Go
by | September 2, 2015 | 40 Comments
Jung Eun-ji (Trot Lovers, Answer Me 1997) may be going back to high school for her next project—she’s currently considering a role in KBS’s cheerleading drama Sassy, Go Go, the new title for the show formerly known as Cheer Up. (It’s not too late to convince KBS to change the name back, is it?) She’s... More »