Park Bo-Gum has declined an offer to play a lead role in new tvN drama series “Hwayuki.” Cha Seung-Won has previously received an offer to play a co-lead role and he is still considering his offer. The drama series is setup as a modern day reinterpretation of classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West” and the drama series will be scripted by sisters Hong Jung-Eun and Hong Mi-Ran. While the search for the lead actor will continue, “Hwayuki” is still targeted to air sometime this December in South Korea.
Additional supporting cast members has been announced for upcoming Fuji TV drama series “Minshu no Teki” starring Ryoko Shinohara. Issei Takahashi and Yuriko Ishida have been previously announced for major supporting character roles. The new supporting cast members are Arata Furuta, Atsuko Maeda, Yudai Chiba, Kimiko Yo, Kei Tanaka, Wakadanna, Yoshihiko Hosoda and Kenya Osumi.
Story for the drama series will follow an unemployed mother played by Ryoko Shinohara who decides to run for a city council seat. “Minshu no Teki” will first air October, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for JTBC drama series “Age of Youth Season 2” starring Han Ye-Ri, Han Seung-Yeon, Park Eun-Bin, Ji-Woo and Choi A-Ra. The drama series is a sequel to 2016 JTBC drama series “Age of Youth” with returning cast members (Han Ye-Ri, Han Seung-Yeon, Park Eun-Bin), a new cast member playing a returning character (Ji-Woo replaces Park Hye-Soo) and a new main cast member/character (Choi A-Ra). First season main cast member Ryu Hwa-Young will also make special appearances throughout the drama series.
“Age of Youth Season 2” is now set to first air August 25, 2017 in South Korea.
Here’s the first visual (poster) from upcoming WOWOW drama series “Haru ga Kita” starring Kai from Kpop group ‘EXO.’ Ep.1 air date is now slotted for broadcast sometime in January, 2018. Kai is the first non-Japanese person to star in a WOWOW drama series. Drama series also stars Kana Kurashina, Shiro Sano, Atsuko Takahata and Seika Furuhata.
Choi Gang-Hee & Kwon Sang-Woo are cast in KBS2 drama series “Queen of Mystery 2.” The duo starred earlier this year in “Queen of Mystery” and they will reprise their respective roles in “Queen of Mystery 2.” Screenwriter Lee Sung-Min will also return to handle the screenplay. “Queen of Mystery 2” will first air February, 2018 on Wednesday and Thursday at 10PM.
Lee Sang-Woo is cast in upcoming MBC drama series “20th Century Boy and Girl” starring Han Ye-Seul and Kim Ji-Suk. The drama series previously went under the working title of “No Sex and the City.” Lee Sang-Woo will play the second lead male in the drama series. His character’s name is Anthony and he is a former popular idol turned actor. He develops feelings for Sa Jin-Jin (Han Ye-Seul). She has been his fan for a long time. Sa Jin-Jin is also a former idol turned actress. A love triangle develops with Gong Ji-Won (Kim Ji-Suk).
“20th Century Boy and Girl” airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 10pm beginning this September in South Korea.
First script reading for upcoming tvN drama series “Argon” took place July 12, 2017 at CJ E&M Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea. The first script reading featured main cast members Kim Ju-Hyeok, Chun Woo-Hee, Park Won-Sang, Lee Seung-Joon, Shin Hyun-Bin and Minha (‘Nine Muses’). Before the script reading began, director Lee Yoon-Jung (“Coffee Prince“/”Cheese in the Trap“) said “We have good actors and actresses. I feel blessed with this drama series and I am honored to work with such great people. I will try my best to make the series fun and meaningful to the audience.”
“Argon” first airs September 4, 2017 in South Korea.
Jung Yoo-Mi has been offered the lead role in new SBS drama series “Bravo My Life” (Korean title) and she is currently “positively considering” the offer. If Jung Yoo-Mi accepts, she will play Ha Do-Na. Her character works as an assistant director for a drama series. Story for the drama series will revolve around 3 people at a broadcasting station.
“Bravo My Life” will air Saturdays at 8:45PM beginning October 7, 2017 in South Korea.
Tetsuji Tamayama and Nozomi Sasaki are cast for new Hulu drama series “Ame ga Furu to Kimi wa Yasashii.” Literally, the title translates to “If It Rains, You Are Nice,” which gives a good hint for the screenplay. In the drama series Tetsuji Tamayama and Nozomi Sasaki play husband and wife, but the wife has a sex addiction. On sunny days, she will sleep with other men. The drama series is scripted by Shinji Nojima and directed by Kyoji Otsuka.
“Ame ga Furu to Kimi wa Yasashii” will stream online in Japan beginning this autumn.
First teaser trailer for KBS2 drama series “Man-Hole: Feel So Good” starring Kim Jae-Joong and Uee. The teaser trailer features Kim Jae-Joong, Uee, Jung Hye-Seong and Baro dancing to “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen” in downtown Seoul. The drama series revolves around a man who uses a manhole to travel in time to prevent his own wedding.
Meanwhile, still images below are the first of Kim Jae-Joong from the drama series. In addition, Kim Jae-Joong injured his left thumb on July 18, 2017 during rehearsals and received 7 stitches. The drama series though is ready to go and will first air August 9, 2017 in South Korea. Read more »