‘drama production’


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 »


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Signal writer teams with A Hard Day director for new sageuk Kingdom
by | December 28, 2016 | 103 Comments
Exciting news! Acclaimed writer Kim Eun-hee of Signal, Three Days, Ghost, and Sign is in talks to team up with director Kim Sung-hoon of award-winning films A Hard Day and Tunnel for her next drama. The new historical series is called Kingdom, and plans to be shot more like an 8-episode movie rather than a... More »


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KBS in talks to extend Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
by | September 8, 2016 | 208 Comments
(Did I just hear a chorus of “Noooooooooo”s when you all read that headline? Followed by gnashing of teeth and angry mouse-clicking?) Cheerful, youth-driven romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is dramaland’s latest breakout hit, and it’s a show that delights me every episode so I’m thrilled to see it getting a lot of love.... More »


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Kim Yoon-hye up for second lead role in My Sassy Girl, no casting confirmations yet
by | August 23, 2016 | 46 Comments
The casting process for the drama adaptation of My Sassy Girl continues to be a doozy. Actress Kim Joo-hyun, winner of the ultimately futile nationwide search for Sassy’s leading lady, was relegated to second lead after Oh Yeon-seo (Come Back, Ajusshi) was offered the leading role instead. But with recent reports stating that Kim Joo-hyun... More »


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My Sassy Girl’s original leading actress rumored to quit, role still not cast
by | August 22, 2016 | 109 Comments
Wow, this show is a mess behind the scenes. At this point I’m just rubbernecking, but sometimes you can’t look away when there’s a five-car pileup happening right in front of you, you know? The upcoming SBS youth sageuk adaptation of My Sassy Girl is STILL without a titular sassy girl… even though there’s going... More »


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KBS cuts medical mystery Beautiful Mind by 2 episodes
by | July 22, 2016 | 188 Comments
Well, KBS is pulling the plug early on its medical mystery drama Beautiful Mind, from 16 planned episodes down to 14, and it’s incited furor not only among fans but the producers as well. When news first surfaced that this cutback was in consideration, the broadcaster cited the upcoming Rio Summer Olympics as the reason,... More »


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tvN carves out Fri-Sat slot for Cinderella and the Four Knights
by | June 27, 2016 | 27 Comments
Interesting. Upcoming rom-com drama Cinderella and the Four Knights, starring Jung Il-woo and Park So-dam, has been floating around without a timeslot for a while now, and with the slots from all the major stations getting snapped up by other dramas, it was looking like we might not get to see the drama this year.... More »


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KBS sets up new production company, draws ire from partners
by | June 24, 2016 | 61 Comments
Oh KBS, have you let the success of Descended From the Sun go to your head? The broadcaster has experienced a series of public mishaps since Descended’s wildly popular run concluded, from their nasty battle with SBS over Jealousy Incarnate broadcasting rights, to their attempt to coerce Park Shin-yang into filming additional episodes of Neighborhood... More »


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Park Shin-yang turns down Jo Deul-ho extension, KBS keeps trying
by | May 20, 2016 | 53 Comments
Well, this is interesting. KBS is currently in talks with the cast and crew of its successful Monday-Tuesday series Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho to extend the show by 4 episodes, bringing the total count to 24 (and give its follow-up drama Beautiful Mind another two weeks to get its act together, no doubt). Then today,... More »


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KBS in talks to extend Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho
by | May 19, 2016 | 25 Comments
Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho is performing well for KBS as the ratings leader on Mondays and Tuesdays, having just hit the 15% ratings mark this week. So it’s no surprise to hear that KBS is considering a 4-episode extension for the legal/underdog/human drama, and it seems easy enough to give it a few extra hours;... More »