Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Sassy princess meets smartypants scholar in SBS’s My Sassy Girl
by | December 11, 2016 | 58 Comments
Here’s our first peek at SBS’s remake of My Sassy Girl, the youth fusion sageuk twist on the 2001 romantic-comedy classic. The drama remake stars Joo-won (Yong-pal) and Oh Yeon-seo (Come Back, Ajusshi) as a cold city scholar and a sassy princess in a Joseon-era version of the love story, and as expected, they look... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Dec. 5-11, 2016
by | December 11, 2016 | 142 Comments
There weren’t any surprises for our Big 3 broadcasting networks this week, as the shows that have proved to be dominant in their respective time slots, Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim and Legend of the Blue Sea, continued to dominate. With Romantic Doctor, though, it not only managed to hang on to its 20%, but actually... More »

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Dance like no one’s watching in Introverted Boss teaser
by | December 10, 2016 | 29 Comments
It looks like January will be a month full of office romance, with tvN’s Introverted Boss, KBS’s Chief Kim, and SBS’s Defendant all premiering within weeks of each other. Promo rounds for Introverted Boss have already started: Two teasers were recently released, giving us a short glimpse of what to expect. The drama is all... More »

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News bites: December 10, 2016
by | December 10, 2016 | 21 Comments
Yoo Ah-in in Fragile The ten-minute artsy short film Fragile, a collaboration between Yoo Ah-in (Six Flying Dragons) and Bleak Night director Yoon Sung-hyun, dropped on NaverCast and YouTube today. Yoo served as creative director and Yoon brought his sought-after directorial skills to the space exploration short. More stills down below! [Sports Chosun] Making good... More »

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tvN remakes popular Japanese manga The Liar and His Lover
by | December 9, 2016 | 79 Comments
Manga series The Liar and His Lover (Japanese title: Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru) will be remade into a Korean drama (the literal Korean title is She Loves Lies). There’s already a popular live-action Japanese film version of the award-winning manga by Aoki Kotomi, and now there is a Korean adaptation in the works at... More »

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Pretty warrior problems in new teasers and stills for Hwarang
by | December 9, 2016 | 40 Comments
More pretty boys (and girl!) coming your way. We’ve got couple stills of Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) and Park Hyung-shik (High Society), along with new teasers for more of the Hwarang warriors: V of Bangtan Boys, Jo Yoon-woo (I Order You), and Do Ji-han (Basketball). Upcoming KBS youth sageuk Hwarang takes place 1500 years... More »

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Punch writer’s next drama back on schedule, Lee Bo-young up to star
by | December 9, 2016 | 37 Comments
For a while it looked like acclaimed drama writer Park Kyung-soo’s next project might disappear altogether—the series that was originally called Advance was first announced in February of this year as a medical drama, and then revised to be a police drama, and got pushed back on SBS’s schedule a number of times, until it... More »

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Heightened sounds help catch crime in gripping teasers for OCN’s Voice
by | December 7, 2016 | 31 Comments
Three teasers have been released for OCN’s upcoming crime drama Voice, two of which focus on our leads whose lives were both devastated by the same serial killer still on the loose: an intelligent voice profiler with an unusually sharp sense of hearing named Kang Kwon-joo, played by Lee Hana (Unkind Woman), and a former... More »

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Castaways Jung Kyung-ho and Baek Jin-hee in Missing 9
by | December 6, 2016 | 62 Comments
What happens when your onscreen biases are stripped away from their army of stylists, makeup artists, and support staff? What happens when they are separated from civilization itself? Missing 9 makes a drama of variety show Law of the Jungle, except there’s no hope that the shoot will eventually end. Stills have been released of... More »

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OCN’s Tunnel courts Choi Jin-hyuk, Lee Yoo-young to star
by | December 6, 2016 | 25 Comments
Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride and Prejudice) is still considering OCN’s time-slip crime drama Tunnel as his post-army comeback project, and now an offer is out to the “Cinderella of Chungmuro” film actress Lee Yoo-young (Yourself and Yours, The Treacherous, Late Spring), in what would be her first ever foray into dramaland.... More »