‘Dae Jang Geum’

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum 2 loses its spot in fall lineup
by | June 11, 2014 | 23 Comments
Unsurprisingly, pre-production has fizzled in the wake of Lee Young-ae turning down the lead role in Dae Jang Geum 2, which means that the spot MBC had carved out for it this fall is back up for grabs. Stepping into the gap is a new series from the School 2013 writer Lee Hyun-joo and the... More »

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Dae Jang Geum watch: Lee Young-ae declines, MBC presses forward
by | May 19, 2014 | 48 Comments
In a move that has shocked exactly zero people, Lee Young-ae has officially turned down the lead role in MBC’s much hoped-for Dae Jang Geum 2. It’s a role she has been asked (pestered, even) to reprise practically since the original drama went off the air in 2004, which is understandable since you can’t call... More »

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Dae Jang Geum watch: Lee Young-ae may or may not be cast
by | May 10, 2014 | 27 Comments
Recent headlines in the news, all from May 10, 2014: “Lee Young-ae, casting in Dae Jang Geum 2 essentially dead” “Lee Young-ae’s reps: ‘She hasn’t rejected Dae Jang Geum 2… still deliberating'” “Lee Young-ae casting, ultimately fizzled?” “Dae Jang Geum 2, endless parade of rumors rumors rumors… who’s the cause of the uproar?” “MBC says... More »

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Dae Jang Geum watch: Casting Kim So-hyun and Lee Yeon-hee?
by | May 2, 2014 | 39 Comments
Well, this is encouraging, inasmuch as it’s forward movement (ish): Dae Jang Geum 2 has begun feeling about for potential other cast members—that is to say, people other than hoped-for series star Lee Young-ae—and the two names in the news right now are precocious teen actress Kim So-hyun (Suspicious Housekeeper, I Miss You) and the... More »

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Dae Jang Geum watch: Lee Young-ae still undecided on sequel
by | April 30, 2014 | 19 Comments
Sooo… remember when it was announced that Lee Young-ae had agreed to reprise her famous Jang-geum role in sequel drama Dae Jang Geum 2? FUNNY STORY… Lee Young-ae recently gave a television interview with a Chinese broadcast outlet wherein she said that she hasn’t quite decided yet. Way to jump the gun, everybody-who-jumped-the-gun-and-announced-she-was-in. In her... More »

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Dae Jang Geum watch: Director procured, never mind, no he’s not
by | April 18, 2014 | 17 Comments
So the Dae Jang Geum 2 saga continues. In case you missed all the dramz about this sequel, refer to this timeline of events chronicling the drama’s production starts and stops (mostly stops). This time it’s news about the director, which surprised me because the reports that came out on April 18 gave a name... More »

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Dae Jang Geum watch: Lee Young-ae agrees, October goal set
by | March 29, 2014 | 82 Comments
So MBC has had a decade-long fixation—nay, obsession—with reviving its onetime smash hit drama Dae Jang Geum (aka Jewel in the Palace), which had monster ratings and got exported to something like 60+ foreign countries and was on the frontlines of promoting Hallyu 1.0. They have clung and clung and clung to the idea, and... More »

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MBC greenlights Dae Jang Geum 2, puts brakes on Unprecedented
by | January 7, 2014 | 31 Comments
MBC is really, really not giving up on this Dae Jang Geum 2 idea, and is in the thick of plans (again) to bring it about (again). But at least things are shaping up more plausibly this time, because Dae Jang Geum 2 has gotten on the broadcast schedule for this fall, according to a... More »

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Dae Jang Geum 2 in the works again (really, they swear)
by | October 18, 2013 | 65 Comments
“Dae Jang Geum is back for a sequel” — we’re back to this old chestnut, are we? I’m pretty sure we’ve written about this rumor for yeaaaaars (yup, for at least four), and yet MBC keeps insisting that they’re going to do a Dae Jang Geum 2. Honestly. Definitely. Uh huh. To refresh our memories... More »

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Dae Jang Geum sequel confirms production plans
by | September 17, 2012 | 73 Comments
Really? We’re still going with the Dae Jang Geum sequel idea, a full decade after the fact? O…kay. MBC has announced a confirmation of production plans for the sequel series to their 2003 smash sageuk hit Dae Jang Geum (aka Jewel in the Palace), which was an enormous success not only at home but internationally... More »