‘Winter Sonata’

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
Winter Sonata gets sequel 13 years later
by | April 14, 2015 | 106 Comments
Just when you think you’ve seen everything under the sun being made and remade (and recycled and rehashed) for television, there’s news that dramaland is going back in time to 2002 to revive one of its most iconic Hallyu hits, Winter Sonata. Have we officially run out of ideas, people? A sequel called Winter Sonata... More »

Winter Sonata gets the musical treatment
by | September 3, 2011 | 45 Comments
It’s been just under ten years since one of Hallyu’s biggest all-time hits, Winter Sonata, first premiered — January 14, 2012, will mark a decade since the first airing of the quintessential Korean romance/melodrama. And to commemorate the event, a musical version is in the works. This is a popular move for lots of successful... More »

Drama Casting & News
‘Season Drama’ PD Yoon Suk-ho returns to dramaland
by | February 28, 2011 | 129 Comments
Chances are, if you’ve seen a k-drama, you’ve seen one that this guy’s made. Veteran drama producer-director, known best for his quartet of Season Dramas (Autumn Fairy Tale, Winter Sonata, Summer Scent, Spring Waltz), PD Yoon Suk-ho is planning a comeback in 2011, five years since his last project. He’s being purposely careful not to... More »

Celebrity News
Yonsama and Ji-woo-hime together in Tokyo
by | June 23, 2009 | 32 Comments
Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo, appearing together in Japan for a Winter Sonata-related event? Will the Tokyo Dome be able to contain the excitement? Choi’s management announced on June 23 that the pair would appear at a special event in Japan on September 29 in advance of the Japanese broadcast of the animated Winter Sonata.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Animated Winter Sonata aims for fall TV broadcast
by | May 25, 2009 | 28 Comments
We first heard about the animated version of Winter Sonata being produced way back in 2007, and now the project is making more progress. Lead actors Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo, who helped catapult the original kdrama to pan-Asian fame, began the voice work of dubbing the animated version earlier this month. A production rep... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Adapting early Hallyu hits for the big screen
by | October 8, 2008 | 13 Comments
Following the (still lingering??) popularity of classic Hallyu drama hits Autumn Love Story (or Autumn Fairy Tale) and Winter Sonata, particularly n Japan, movie versions are in the works. The movie rights have been bought for the dramas and an agreement was made for investment and co-production between a Korean and Japanese entertainment company at... More »

Drama Casting & News
Will star Japanese writers and Korean production bring drama gold?
by | June 12, 2008 | 13 Comments
The Korean Foundation of International Cultural Exchange is working with the Japan Broadcast Writers Association in a joint “TV drama project,” which was announced at the TV Drama Writers’ Conference of East Asia, held in the city of Sasebo in Nagasaki Prefecture on June 10 and 11. Plans were announced for a drama series in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Animating Winter Sonata
by | December 11, 2007 | 38 Comments
Huh. Really. I would’ve thought the thrall of Hallyu’s arguably biggest hit, 2002’s drama Winter Sonata, had long since faded. I know Bae Yong Joon’s still hot shit in Japan, but he really hasn’t had a hit of the same magnitude since, Legend notwithstanding. But that isn’t stopping producers from Korea and Japan from joining... More »