Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
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 »

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God’s Gift remake to air on ABC next summer
by | December 20, 2016 | 25 Comments
We’ve seen a slew of K-drama titles get sent to Hollywood for the remake treatment in recent years (see: You From Another Star, Nine, and Good Doctor, among others), but we’ll finally see one actually hit airwaves with ABC’s remake of dark mystery-thriller God’s Gift — 14 Days announced for a summer broadcast next year.... More »

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Wallflower boss meets social butterfly in tvN’s Introverted Boss
by | December 20, 2016 | 36 Comments
Heh, the poster concept for this show is very literal and cute. New tvN opposites-attract rom-com Introverted Boss has released its first posters and a new set of teasers, all highlighting the vast personality difference between an extremely introverted boss and his extroverted employee. Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer in Love) reunites with the PD-writer team... More »

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First teaser for Missing 9 crash-lands onto the scene
by | December 19, 2016 | 60 Comments
The very first teaser is out for MBC’s new mystery drama Missing 9, and it wastes no time in setting up the high-concept premise and introducing us to the nine plane crash survivors who must fend for themselves on a remote island. The teaser opens with a plane suddenly plunging into its descent. Inside the... More »

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SNL Korea’s Jang Jin to direct new science-fiction drama City of Stars
by | December 18, 2016 | 45 Comments
Writer-director Jang Jin (We Are Brothers, High Heel) has been a huge name in the Korean theater and movie industry since the early nineties. He has explored nearly every genre from political comedies to family melodramas, but one thing remains consistent in his record — his thoughtful presentation of human issues that challenge societal norms.... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Dec. 12-18, 2016
by | December 18, 2016 | 159 Comments
It’s impossible not to keep mentioning Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim when it’s soaring above its competitors in terms of ratings. This week it reached an all-time high of 23.8%, so there seems to be no stopping this juggernaut. I would say that this has been a good year for medical dramas overall, but I do... More »

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News bites: December 17, 2016
by | December 17, 2016 | 81 Comments
Running Man It would’ve been nice if Running Man had been able to conclude on a classier note, but things certainly got messy towards the end. It turns out Kim Jong-kook and Song Ji-hyo heard they were being let go at the same time the rest of us did, through the press. On the 15th,... More »

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Possible sister threesome combo for weekend drama Father is Weird
by | December 16, 2016 | 31 Comments
Kim So-yeon, Jung So-min, Ryu Hwa-young For the upcoming KBS comedic family drama Father is Weird, an earnest patriarch and his dedicated wife live in the outskirts of Seoul along with their one son and three marriageable daughters until one day, a Hallyu celebrity becomes a permanent resident in their home. The actresses to play... More »

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Park Shin-hye name-dropped for tvN drama Chicago Typewriter
by | December 15, 2016 | 108 Comments
Park Shin-hye (Doctors) surfaced in today’s news as being approached for a new tvN drama titled Chicago Typewriter—but before you get too excited, it looks like this wave of news is probably premature, so take with applicable amounts of salt! We don’t know very much about the project yet, as little has been disclosed, but... More »