Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
News bites: December 24, 2016
by | December 24, 2016 | 40 Comments
Jung Woo-sung, Go Ah-sung Steel Rain, the webtoon written by director Yang Woo-seok (The Attorney), will serve as the source material for a film adaptation he will direct. Chungmuro veterans Jung Woo-sung, Go Ah-sung and Kwak Do-won are finalizing details to bring to life the story about a former reconnaissance agent and the Blue House’s... More »

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Gu Hye-sun offered role as Uhm Jung-hwa’s copycat in You’re Too Much
by | December 23, 2016 | 39 Comments
Uhm Jung-hwa, Gu Hye-sun We haven’t seen Gu Hye-sun on the small screen since her marriage to Blood co-star Ahn Jae-hyun, although he has been active in both dramas and variety. But now her agency, YG Entertainment, announced that Gu is currently considering the weekend family drama You’re Too Much for her comeback project.... More »

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Jo Seung-woo and Bae Doo-na in talks for new tvN thriller
by | December 22, 2016 | 32 Comments
This pairing sounds nearly too good to be true: Actors Jo Seung-woo (Assassination, God’s Gift — 14 Days) and Bae Doo-na (Tunnel, Jupiter Ascending) have received offers to star in tvN’s new drama Secret Forest (working title). Details are scarce at this time, but the story of Secret Forest focuses on a prosecutor who lost... More »

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Yoon Hyun-min, Choi Jin-hyuk form detective duo for OCN’s Tunnel
by | December 22, 2016 | 22 Comments
After his unexpected release from mandatory army service (due to a severe knee injury), Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride and Prejudice), who has been away from the drama scene to recover his health until recently, confirmed his comeback project, OCN’s fantasy-thriller Tunnel. Baseball-player-turned-actor Yoon Hyun-min (Beautiful Mind) will be playing his co-star for the upcoming cable drama.... More »

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Merry Christmas from Strong Woman Do Bong-soon to you
by | December 21, 2016 | 65 Comments
Details and promos for JTBC’s upcoming drama Strong Woman Do Bong-soon have been rather scarce, but a short and sweet promo has been released just in time for the holidays featuring the main couple: Park Bo-young (Oh My Ghostess) and Park Hyung-shik (Hwarang). Strong Woman Do Bong-soon is a fully pre-produced drama written by Baek... More »

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Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim in talks for extension
by | December 21, 2016 | 62 Comments
There’s a possible extension in the works for SBS’s hit Monday-Tuesday drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, which will (sadly) be pre-empted next Monday, December 26 for a special broadcast of SBS’s Award Festival music program. Because of the pre-emption, the drama is considering a 1-episode extension to even out the broadcast schedule, which would bring... More »

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Ji Chang-wook eyes swift return to dramaland with Happiest Time of My Life
by | December 21, 2016 | 99 Comments
Back already? Not that I’m complaining about having Ji Chang-wook (The K2, Healer) in another drama, but it seems like The K2 just wrapped up and already he’s looking to jump into his next role. Chances are looking favorable that it’ll be a drama titled The Happiest Time of My Life, and while initial reports... More »

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Hyun Bin offered astronaut role for sci-fi drama City of Stars
by | December 20, 2016 | 42 Comments
We just heard about this new sci-fi drama project a couple days ago, titled City of Stars and to be helmed by director Jang Jin (We Are Brothers, Quiz King, Good Morning President), and already there’s talk of Hyun Bin (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) being approached to headline the blockbuster series. *attention dials suddenly at 11*... More »

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A time-crossed encounter in first teaser for Saimdang, Light’s Diary
by | December 20, 2016 | 22 Comments
The first teaser is finally out for Saimdang, Light’s Diary, the highly anticipated drama comeback project for actress Lee Young-ae, whose last drama was MBC’s 2003 global smash success Dae Jang Geum (Jewel in the Palace). It’s only thirty seconds long, but it just might whet the appetite for now after a series of scheduling... More »

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Goryeo’s femme fatale and political mastermind added to cast of The King Loves
by | December 20, 2016 | 20 Comments
Choo Soo-hyun, Oh Min-seok The newest casting additions for upcoming MBC fusion sageuk The King Loves create another layer of intrigue to the plot. Set in Goryeo, this historical melodrama features a complicated love-power triangle. Early on, ZE:A’s Im Shi-wan (Misaeng) and SNSD’s Yoon-ah (The K2) signed on to headline as the elegant king and... More »