Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Lee Bo-young, Lee Sang-yoon lead script read for SBS’s Whisper
by | March 7, 2017 | 54 Comments
I’m looking forward to a few of the spring dramas, but this is the one I’m most excited about. Punch, Empire of Gold, and Chaser writer Park Kyung-soo is reuniting with the PD of Punch for a new series on SBS called Whisper, and the first production stills have been released of the cast and... More »

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KBS fills out spring drama lineup with Third-Rate My Way, Sang-shik and Nara
by | March 7, 2017 | 59 Comments
KBS has finalized the next set of dramas in its weeknight lineup, filling up its schedule through June with the previously announced Third-Rate My Way (which recently confirmed leads Park Seo-joon and Kim Ji-won) and a new project titled Sang-shik and Nara (alternate interpretation: Land of Common Sense).... More »

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Choi Jin-hyuk runs like crazy to solve a serial murder case in Tunnel
by | March 6, 2017 | 22 Comments
OCN’s upcoming supernatural thriller Tunnel has released two new teasers that feature Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride and Prejudice) as a hot-blooded police detective working on a homicide case in 1986. This drama is actually based on the real unsolved Hwaseong serial murder case from 1980, as many dramas and films have done before (Gap-dong, Memories of... More »

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Busking with the boyfriend’s father in The Liar and His Lover
by | March 5, 2017 | 55 Comments
The new trailer for tvN’s adaptation of the popular Japanese manga The Liar and His Lover delves a little bit more into our characters’ backgrounds. The upcoming youth drama will capture the first love story between Lee Hyun-woo (Moorim School), whose character is a prodigy music composer, and Red Velvet’s Joy who plays a high... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Feb. 27-Mar. 5, 2017
by | March 5, 2017 | 136 Comments
Now that Hwarang’s out of the picture, new kid on the block Perfect Wife managed meager numbers at best, starting out at 3.9% and ending the week just barely under 5%. It’s tough to compete against Defendant, which again broke its own records by reaching 23.3% this week, though it dropped just a fraction for... More »

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News bites: March 4, 2017
by | March 4, 2017 | 29 Comments
Yoo Ah-in, Park Jung-min, Ahn Jae-hong Set in the near future, Hunting Time will be about three men who collaborate to steal a significant amount of money, and a villain in hot pursuit. Unfortunately, the casting process has been a bit hazy for the latest from Bleak Night director Yoon Sung-hyun, and a reunion with... More »

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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 »