Korean Drama Casting & News

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Casting news, production updates on upcoming and currently airing shows, behind-the-scenes entertainment news. Anything and everything about upcoming kdramas, including promotional teasers, stills, posters, and press conferences.

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Drama Casting & News
Choi Ji-woo considers becoming Woman With a Suitcase
by | June 28, 2016 | 28 Comments
New legal drama Woman With a Suitcase has secured a new home at MBC, and an offer is currently out to Choi Ji-woo (Twenty Again) to headline. I keep getting this drama confused with On the Way to the Airport, which has nothing to do with this series except for the travel-themed titles and the... More »

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tvN carves out Fri-Sat slot for Cinderella and the Four Knights
by | June 27, 2016 | 27 Comments
Interesting. Upcoming rom-com drama Cinderella and the Four Knights, starring Jung Il-woo and Park So-dam, has been floating around without a timeslot for a while now, and with the slots from all the major stations getting snapped up by other dramas, it was looking like we might not get to see the drama this year.... More »

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The ghosts come out to fight in Bring It On, Ghost
by | June 27, 2016 | 45 Comments
Posters are out for tvN’s new horror comedy Bring It On, Ghost, of course with creepy ghosts and their creepy ghost hands clawing at our main characters. They’re not nearly as spooky as the teasers’ ghosts though, and one of the new teasers below has an homage to The Ring, which freaks me out. And... More »

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Comic book hero comes to life in W–Two Worlds
by | June 27, 2016 | 100 Comments
Ah, finally—some conceptual teasers for W–Two Worlds that feature Lee Jong-seok as a fictional character come to life! MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday supernatural suspense romance drama has danced around this idea, and said that we’ve got two lovers living in two parallel universes that coexist in the same space, and that one of those universes isn’t... More »

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Lee Seon-kyun considers teaming with Awl director for JTBC drama
by | June 27, 2016 | 19 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun! After spending the past few years focusing on his film career (A Hard Day, The Advocate: A Missing Body, King’s Case Files), Lee Seon-kyun is eyeing a return to television with a JTBC drama titled This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair, which he is currently positively considering. The title sounds provocative,... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of June 20-26, 2016
by | June 26, 2016 | 125 Comments
There were quite a few premieres this week, starting out with Beautiful Mind replacing the short drama Baek-hee Has Returned (which was inserted in order to give Mind more time) over on KBS, and Doctors replacing Jackpot over on SBS. Both are billed as medical dramas, but there was a substantial difference in the premiere... More »

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News bites: June 25, 2016
by | June 25, 2016 | 66 Comments
Ha Jung-woo, Kang Haneul, Kim Sung-kyun More fun cameos are in store for Entourage, with frequent tvN collaborators Kang Haneul (Misaeng) and Kim Sung-kyun (Answer Me 1988 & 1994) popping in for guest spots. Kang will play himself, and he’ll be appearing to support his buddy Park Jung-min (the two share the same agency and... More »

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KBS sets up new production company, draws ire from partners
by | June 24, 2016 | 61 Comments
Oh KBS, have you let the success of Descended From the Sun go to your head? The broadcaster has experienced a series of public mishaps since Descended’s wildly popular run concluded, from their nasty battle with SBS over Jealousy Incarnate broadcasting rights, to their attempt to coerce Park Shin-yang into filming additional episodes of Neighborhood... More »

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Kim Hee-sun up to join Kim Sun-ah in Woman of Dignity
by | June 23, 2016 | 33 Comments
Huh, Kim Hee-sun (Angry Mom) and Kim Sun-ah (Masked Prosecutor), together in one drama? I love both actresses, but doesn’t that seem like one leading lady too many? Kim Hee-sun is reportedly considering the leading role in the new series Woman of Dignity, which is the part that Kim Sun-ah was originally said to be... More »

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Song Jae-rim takes the lead in new weekend drama
by | June 22, 2016 | 121 Comments
Song Jae-rim (Goodbye Mr. Black) has been cast as main lead in upcoming SBS weekend family drama Our Gap-soon. He will be playing the role of Gap-dol, an unemployed graduate preparing for the civil service exam, after failing the law exam several times in a row.... More »

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