Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Six Flying Dragons confirms leads, adds Yoon Kyun-sang
by | May 12, 2015 | 37 Comments
All systems are a go for Six Flying Dragons, the new SBS sageuk that now officially stars Yoo Ah-in (Secret Love Affair) and Kim Myung-min (A New Leaf) in an epic political struggle over the future of the newly founded Joseon nation. There’s going to be a lot of acting in this drama, but I... More »


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Yeo Jin-gu sound bites from the Orange Marmalade press conference
by | May 12, 2015 | 94 Comments
High school fantasy drama Orange Marmalade held its production press conference in Seoul on May 12 — the show kicks off this Friday on KBS — so the cast was on hand to promote the vampire-girl-falls-in-love-with-human-boy melo-romance. The event also yielded a number of gems from its question-and-answer session, mostly from a single source, series... More »


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Countdown begins on The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days
by | May 11, 2015 | 73 Comments
Now that casting is complete, production finally kicks off with a script read for SBS’s new weekend miniseries The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days. The remake of the Taiwanese drama In Time With You stars Ha Ji-won (Empress Ki) and Lee Jin-wook (Three Musketeers) as best friends of twenty years in deep (deep, deep)... More »


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Smiles and scowls at press conference for The Producers
by | May 11, 2015 | 68 Comments
May 11 was press conference day for KBS’s The Producers, the “100% real variety drama” starring star actors playing variety producer-directors (and one starlet) in a show that’ll be both a workplace drama and an extravaganza of meta nods to the world it depicts. Unlike most dramaland shows about showbiz that invent a fictional world... More »


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News bites: May 9, 2015
by | May 9, 2015 | 50 Comments
Jung Il-woo, Kwak Dong-yeon Aww, this movie sounds cute, but what is it about Korean men being cast as C-level executives of IT companies in Chinese movies? In Rise of a Tomboy, Jung Il-woo (Records of a Night Watchman) will play the CEO of an IT firm, who’s very pragmatic on the job but who,... More »


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Flying fists and disguises for action thriller Hidden Identity
by | May 8, 2015 | 39 Comments
Shadows, subterfuge, and fisticuffs: What’s not to like? I was curious to see how Kim Bum (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), once so adorably round-cheeked, would transition into a badass action-fighter role, and I’m glad to see that he takes it on with style (even if I can’t quite take the facial scruff seriously on him.... More »


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Kim Seul-gi joins Oh My Ghostess as lusty virgin ghost
by | May 8, 2015 | 56 Comments
What a perfect fit. If I had to cast a lustful virgin ghost to go around possessing unsuspecting drama heroines and turning them boy-crazy, I’d definitely put Kim Seul-gi at the top of that list. Okay, so she might be the only name on that list. The SNL Korea funny girl is the latest cast... More »


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Baek Jin-hee, Jung Yumi in the mix to join Six Flying Dragons
by | May 8, 2015 | 39 Comments
After having filled its main lineup with a few big names—namely, Kim Myung-min and Yoo Ah-in—SBS’s sageuk drama Six Flying Dragons is looking to cast its leading ladies. Up for two main roles are Baek Jin-hee (Pride and Prejudice) and Jung Yumi (Maids), to play romantic partners to our leading men. The central character is... More »


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Jung So-min up to rescue disaster victims in D-Day
by | May 7, 2015 | 20 Comments
I’ve been waiting for Jung So-min (Big Man) to take on another drama, and would be very happy if she signed on JTBC’s upcoming disaster drama D-Day; she’s just surfaced as the main contender for a lead role in it, though the cable station was hasty to add that nothing’s been decided yet. The latest... More »


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Diamonds and mirrors hide hidden agendas in Mask
by | May 7, 2015 | 50 Comments
SBS’s upcoming melodrama Mask certainly pours on the luxe for its first teaser, which depicts the central story of a woman who enters the rarefied world of the chaebol elite. The preview’s more of a metaphorical representation, with the normal-looking heroine entering the giant home of riches and luxury with wide-eyed wonder and being drawn... More »


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The prosecutor rips off his robes and dons his mask
by | May 7, 2015 | 74 Comments
Well, we asked for it, didn’t we? And now it can’t be unseen. The first teaser is out for KBS’s new crime-fighting vigilante drama Masked Prosecutor (or should I call it Prosecutor Libre?) and, um, I can definitely say it’s a comedy. Thank goodness for that, though I’m still holding out hope that the prosecutor’s... More »