Posts Tagged ‘sequels’

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum watch: Director procured, never mind, no he’s not
by | April 18, 2014 | 16 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 »

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum watch: Lee Young-ae agrees, October goal set
by | March 29, 2014 | 81 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 »

Drama Casting & News
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 »

Drama Casting & News
Kim So-yeon headlines I Need Romance Season 3
by | November 18, 2013 | 113 Comments
Eeeeeee, Kim So-yeon (Two Weeks) and Sung Joon (Gu Family Book) in a potential noona romance? I’m officially excited. Cable network tvN’s single-girls-in-the-city romantic comedy franchise I Need Romance is gearing up for a third season, which I was totally ready to let fly under my expectation radar, but then this happened: Kim So-yeon has... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
TOP to romance Shin Se-kyung in Tazza 2
by | November 1, 2013 | 81 Comments
Sooo, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. I’ll let you decide which is which. High-stakes-gambling-centered Tazza has been a manhwa, a movie, and a drama, and now the property is circling back for a second round on the big screen with Tazza 2: Hand of God. As was previously teased, the lead... More »

Drama Casting & News
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 »

Drama Casting & News
I Need Romance comes back for a Season 3
by | October 7, 2013 | 92 Comments
We’re getting another round of tvN’s hit romantic-comedy drama series, with the cable station announcing that Season 3 of I Need Romance is in the works for early next year. Like the earlier two seasons, the third round will reunite the same writer and director pair (writer Jung Hyun-jung, PD Jang Young-woo) and will run... More »

Drama Casting & News
Answer Me 1994 gets fresh new timeslot for October premiere
by | September 12, 2013 | 58 Comments
Finally, Answer Me 1994 has an airdate (and a poster to go with it), since we were told it would be coming in the fall but left to wonder about the particulars. The follow-up (but not sequel) to cable smash hit Answer Me 1997 will air as a Friday-Saturday drama on tvN, to premiere on... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
TOP in talks to headline Tazza 2
by | August 20, 2013 | 65 Comments
Brace yourselves for a big round of yes-no-yes-no-maybe-we’re-not-sure-yet announcements, because Big Bang idol TOP is reportedly lining up a leading movie role in Tazza 2: The Hand of God, which would be the sequel to the hit 2006 film of the same name (also translated The High Rollers) which starred Jo Seung-woo. Maybe. Possibly. They’re... More »
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Drama Casting & News
Go Ara and Yoo Yeon-seok headline Answer Me 1994 cast
by | June 21, 2013 | 111 Comments
Finally, some movement on Answer Me 1994, otherwise known as the follow-up drama to last year’s huge cable hit Answer Me 1997. Casting is in full swing with offers out to Go Ara (Heading to the Ground) and Yoo Yeon-seok (Gu Family Book) to star. But here’s my question: Are you still going to insist... More »

Drama Casting & News
Answer Me 1997′s sequel courts parents for a reunion
by | April 25, 2013 | 45 Comments
Cable darling Answer Me 1997′s sequel project is finally starting to cast, and first up are the roles of Mom and Dad: Sung Dong-il and Lee Il-hwa are being courted to return to the franchise and steer a brand new family through the murky waters of adolescence. I normally never get excited about who gets... More »