‘adaptations’


Drama Casting & News
Doctors writer returns with new drama Temperature of Love
by | March 1, 2017 | 47 Comments
The writer of last year’s hit summer drama Doctors, Ha Myung-hee, is rewriting her novel Nice Soup Does Not Answer the Phone into a drama titled Temperature of Love. The source material depicts the complicated love lives of today’s young people who battle with loneliness and other emotional scars, but writer Ha has revealed her... More »


Drama Casting & News
Psychological thriller webtoon Out of the World gets drama adaptation on OCN
by | February 17, 2017 | 32 Comments
OCN is my go-to cable channel when I want to feel psychological chills and see some quality action thrills, and they’ve lined up a great schedule for year 2017. Right now, Voice is airing to solid ratings, and it’s also got Choi Jin-hyuk’s time-traveling cop procedural coming up in March. Planning ahead, OCN has just... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seo Kang-joon confirms webtoon adaptation From A Distance, A Green Spring
by | February 6, 2017 | 158 Comments
The upcoming adaptation of campus webtoon From A Distance, A Green Spring has found a home at KBS, and is planning to broadcast in the spring (naturally). The first actor to sign on is Seo Kang-joon (Entourage, Cheese in the Trap), who has been cast to play the second lead, though this webtoon is actually... More »


Drama Casting & News
Moon Chae-won offered lead in tvN’s Bride of the Water God 2017
by | January 22, 2017 | 180 Comments
Time to cross your fingers and send up your collective fan prayers, because Moon Chae-won (Goodbye Mr. Black) has been offered the lead role in buzz project Bride of the Water God 2017, which will be written by Misaeng and Arang and the Magistrate writer Jung Yoon-jung and directed by Queen In-hyun’s Man and Nine... More »


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 | 455 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 »