Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Signal writer’s new drama Kingdom will be about Joseon zombie apocalypse
by | February 24, 2017 | 65 Comments
I’m very nervous, and at the same time very intrigued by this recent announcement: More details on Signal writer Kim Eun-hee’s (Sign, Ghost, Three Days) new project Kingdom have been released, and reports are saying that it’s going to be a zombie sageuk set in Joseon. Cue exploding brains of fans everywhere. So I guess... More »


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An inside look at the lifestyle of an aging diva in You’re Too Much
by | February 23, 2017 | 32 Comments
Weekend family drama You’re Too Much has released another teaser and more stills, which star singer-actress Uhm Jung-hwa (Witch’s Romance), who seems to age like fine wine. Whereas the first teaser featured Gu Hye-sun dreaming of becoming a famous singer just like her, this one shows that maybe her celebrity life isn’t all that it’s... More »


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Moon Chae-won considers Criminal Minds opposite Lee Jun-ki
by | February 23, 2017 | 167 Comments
Oh, I like this better. The Korean remake of CBS’s FBI profiling drama Criminal Minds is still courting Lee Jun-ki (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) to headline, but Kim Ah-joong must’ve turned down the starring role opposite him, because an offer is now out to Moon Chae-won (Goodbye Mr. Black). This is a pairing I’d... More »


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Yeo Jin-gu courted to join Kim Kang-woo in sci-fi mystery Circle
by | February 23, 2017 | 52 Comments
Yeo Jin-gu Ah, tvN’s sci-fi mystery project Circle just got more interesting, with a leading role going out to Yeo Jin-gu (Jackpot) for what would be his first (technically) adult role; he’s been transitioning out of child roles for a while, but actually turns twenty this year. The drama recently put out an offer to... More »


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Go So-young, Jo Yeo-jung show striking chemistry in Perfect Wife poster
by | February 22, 2017 | 17 Comments
The mysterious new poster for upcoming drama Perfect Wife evokes curiosity with the caption: “A Woman Who Dreams of the Perfect Household.” But who’s the woman—Go So-young (Blue Fish) or Jo Yeo-jung (Babysitter)? Even though they aren’t looking at each other, the body language of both impeccably coiffed women hints at the potential of a... More »


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MBC lines up fall rom-com No Sex and the City
by | February 22, 2017 | 97 Comments
Yup, you read that right. I don’t know what the appeal of Sex and the City would be without the sex, but apparently we’re going to find out. A new drama called No Sex and the City is being planned for a fall broadcast on MBC, about three thirtysomething virgins who fall in love for... More »


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Everyone’s desperate to work in MBC’s Radiant Office
by | February 21, 2017 | 53 Comments
The next workplace drama to grace our screens will be MBC’s Radiant Office, starring Go Ah-sung (Heard It Through the Grapevine) and Ha Suk-jin (1% of Anything). Gearing up for its premiere in March, a slew of stills and a new teaser have been released, where Ha Suk-jin shows his dictatorial side, cursing out his... More »


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SBS’s Defendant gets 2-episode extension
by | February 21, 2017 | 41 Comments
Does this mean that Ji Sung has to spend two more episodes on death row? Because that doesn’t sound like a good time for his character. SBS’s current Monday-Tuesday drama Defendant has confirmed a 2-episode extension, which isn’t a huge surprise given that the legal thriller is a certified hit for the network. It broke... More »
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Dashing to meet Lee Hyun-woo in The Liar and His Lover
by | February 20, 2017 | 57 Comments
Whoa tvN works fast — it’s been only a month since the casting news was announced for their upcoming drama The Liar and His Lover, but they’ve already released multiple stills and another teaser! Contrary to the heavy themes like depression portrayed in the original Japanese manga, the Korean drama adaptation looks like it’ll have... More »


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Answer Me PD returns with new tvN series Prison this fall
by | February 20, 2017 | 60 Comments
This is a welcome change. As much I like the Answer Me franchise, I do think it’s time for the creators to branch out and do something new, so it’s exciting news to hear that PD Shin Won-ho (Answer Me 1988, Answer Me 1994, Answer Me 1997) will be returning to tvN this fall with... More »