Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Sung Hoon lands leading role in pre-produced rom-com drama
by | November 4, 2016 | 93 Comments
Sung Hoon has landed a lead role in an upcoming pre-produced drama, capitalizing on his recent and growing wave of popularity (thanks in large part to his crowd-pleasing loveline with Shin Hye-sun in Five Kids; he was also a cute sidekick in last year’s Oh My Venus). He’ll be the leading man in a rom-com... More »

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High school mystery Solomon’s Perjury finalizes main cast
by | November 3, 2016 | 19 Comments
Kim Hyun-soo, Jo Jae-hyun Looks like JTBC’s adaptation of Japanese mystery novel and film Solomon’s Perjury is going in a different direction than its initial casting notices, which previously named Chae Soo-bin (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) and Go Ah-sung (Heard It Through the Grapevine) as contenders to play the lead role. Instead, it’s been announced... More »

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More flower boy warriors and a princess for Hwarang
by | November 3, 2016 | 79 Comments
Additional character posters are out for KBS’s upcoming fusion sageuk Hwarang. Hwarang is a fully pre-produced, coming-of-age story that takes place 1500 years ago during the Silla dynasty, centering around the Silla Hwarang warriors who were known for their flower boy looks as well as their military prowess. It’s a youth sageuk that will depict... More »

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Bright and cheery posters for youth sports drama Weightlifting Fairy
by | November 3, 2016 | 24 Comments
I don’t think the posters for Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju are anything to write home about, but I do love the general look and feel of this show, awash in pastels and full of youthful excitement. The new MBC coming-of-age drama is about college athletes discovering embarrassing first loves, chasing after their lifelong dreams, and... More »

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Humble beginnings for ambitious dreamers in Night Light
by | November 3, 2016 | 48 Comments
First stills are out for MBC’s Night Light, the upcoming drama about ambitious young people greedy to claim power and wealth for themselves. UEE (Marriage Contract) stars as one of the three central leads, and given that she’s dressed here as a parking attendant, we can see right away that she’ll be the rags-to-riches story.... More »

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Jang Hyuk, Lee Hana sign on to catch a killer in OCN’s The Voice
by | November 3, 2016 | 59 Comments
Aw man, no Lee Shi-young? I’m a little disappointed that yet another round of casting fell through for OCN’s upcoming crime thriller The Voice, but at least they finally found a leading actress. At this point I hardly care who it is because we’ve been going in circles with this one casting story for weeks.... More »

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Eom Ki-joon and others recruited for SBS’s Defendant
by | November 2, 2016 | 20 Comments
Potential leading actors Ji Sung (Entertainer) and Han Ye-seul (Madam Antoine) are still considering starring in SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday legal thriller Defendant, and meanwhile we’ve got a few more actors who are being courted for supporting roles: Eom Ki-joon (Night Teacher, Masked Prosecutor), Eom Hyun-kyung (The Good Wife, All Is Well), and Kim Min-seok (Doctors).... More »

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Hwarang’s beautiful warriors: Take two
by | November 2, 2016 | 77 Comments
There, now THAT’S better.   I’d argue that it’s still too late to undo this, but hey, pretty character posters are a start. Maybe Park Seo-joon made up with his stylist and they’re having a good day. Don’t ever fight again, OKAY?!    ... More »

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Lee Jong-seok makes Weightlifting Fairy cameo appearance
by | November 2, 2016 | 54 Comments
Aw, it’s Lee Jong-seok (W—Two Worlds), making a cameo appearance on Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju, and he looks as bright and fresh-faced as ever. That suits the air of the drama, which is going for an uplifting coming-of-age story of love and growth among our young characters, in particular our heroine Kim Bok-ju, played by... More »

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The many faces of con man Lee Min-ho in Legend of the Blue Sea
by | November 1, 2016 | 91 Comments
A different Lee Min-ho for every day of the week? I could get used to that. The latest teaser for SBS’s fantasy romance drama Legend of the Blue Sea features our chameleon con man hero, played by Lee Min-ho, in both past and present in all sorts of disguises, from suave to geeky and everything... More »