‘adaptations’


Drama Casting & News
Webtoon adaptation Love Alarm to be Netflix’s first original Korean drama
by | January 5, 2017 | 119 Comments
We’ve heard some rumblings of Netflix getting into the Korean drama game with Signal writer Kim Eun-hee’s next drama Kingdom, but the first official original Korean drama series from the online streaming platform has been announced as an adaptation of the webtoon Love Alarm. The popular youth romance webtoon is about a fantasy phone app... More »


Drama Casting & News
Nam Joo-hyuk offered lead in tvN’s Bride of the Water God
by | January 2, 2017 | 446 Comments
This would be quite the leap for Nam Joo-hyuk: He has been offered the lead in a high-profile tvN drama project called Bride of the Water God 2017, based on a manhwa of the same name (sans the 2017). He has not been confirmed, as initial reports misstated, but cable station tvN did state that... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS to adapt Moon/Sun, Sungkyunkwan author’s newest novel
by | December 27, 2016 | 225 Comments
The Moon That Embraces the Sun and Sungkyunkwan Scandal were both highly successful drama adaptations that were based on author Jung Eun-kwol’s novels, so it’s no wonder that SBS snapped up the rights to the author’s most recent work, called Hong Chun-gi. The new novel is another fanciful reimagining of history set in Joseon, much... More »


Drama Casting & News
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 »


Chungmuro/Film News
Bong Joon-ho heads Snowpiercer’s American TV adaptation
by | November 23, 2016 | 12 Comments
It was recently announced that critically acclaimed dystopian film Snowpiercer may be adapted into an American cable show on TNT. The one-hour pilot episode is in production now, and if it is well-received, the series may receive a full season order. Bong Joon-ho (Sea Fog) and Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden), who were the original director-producer... More »


Drama Casting & News
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 »


Drama Casting & News
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds from the original author’s point of view
by | September 25, 2016 | 94 Comments
Yoon Yi-soo is the writer of the web novel which became the original source material for currently airing hit youth sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds. Last Thursday, she gave an interview with Joy News where she revealed her inner thoughts about her work, the drama adaptation, and its actors. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Waiting and waiting for Winter Sonata 2
by | July 14, 2016 | 84 Comments
Perhaps when Pan Entertainment said “one month later,” they really meant “one year later”? Last year, Pan Entertainment announced that they would be remaking Winter Sonata, and that a synopsis would follow their announcement shortly. Well folks, a year later and there’s still no synopsis, but a strong-ish affirmation by the creative team that they... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bride of the Water God finds a home at tvN
by | June 28, 2016 | 105 Comments
Writer Jung Yoon-jung of the 2014 hit office manhwa-to-drama adaptation Misaeng (also Monstar, Arang and the Magistrate) is coming back to tvN in a big way with another adaptation of the popular romance manhwa Bride of the Water God. It was first announced in early 2015, but we’re finally seeing some movement on the project,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Auditions draw over 700 hopefuls in search for Joo-won’s Sassy Girl
by | May 18, 2016 | 69 Comments
Open call casting auditions have started for the drama remake of My Sassy Girl, the new youth sageuk adaptation starring Joo-won (Yong-pal) from production company Raemong Raein (Sungkyunkwan Scandal).... More »