Jun 28 2017

First still images of Ko Gyung-Pyo in KBS2 drama series “Strongest Deliveryman”

Here’s the first still images of Ko Gyung-Pyo in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Strongest Deliveryman” (literal title). Filming for the drama series began June 17, 2017. In the upcoming drama series, Ko Gyung-Pyo plays Choi Gang-Soo. He has worked as a deliveryman for the past 5 years and works hard, but he has never worked at the same place for more than 2 months.

“Strongest Deliveryman” first airs July 28, 2017 (takes over KBS2’s Friday and Saturday time slot after “The Best Hit“).

Jun 27 2017

Park Shin-Yang offered lead role in drama series “Trapeze”

Park Shin-Yang offered lead role in new drama series “Trapeze” (literal title of “Gongjoonggeune”). The drama series is based on Japanese novel “Kuchu Buranko” by Hideo Okuda, which is the winner of the 131st Naoki Prize. 2005 Fuji TV drama special “Flying Trapeze” starring Hiroshi Abe is also based on the same novel. Currently, Park Shin-Yang is “positively considering” his offer. If he accepts, he will play the main character who is a highly eccentric psychiatrist. He uses very unusual techniques to help his patients.

The drama series is targeted to air sometime during the second half of this year, but the exact date or network has yet to be announced.

Jun 26 2017

First script reading for SBS drama series “Reunited Worlds”

First script reading for SBS drama series “Reunited Worlds” took place June 22, 2017 at SBS Ilsan Production Center in Tanhyun, South Korea. The first script reading took about 3 hours and featured main cast members Yeo Jin-Goo, Lee Yeon-Hee, Ahn Jae-Hyeon, Jung Chae-Yeon (‘DIA’), Lee Si-Un, Kim Jin-Woo, and Kwak Dong-Yeon.

In the drama series, Yeo Jin-Goo plays Sung Hae-Sung. He is a mysterious person with the appearance of an 18-year-old, but he is actually 31-years-old. Lee Yeon-Hee plays  Jung Jung-Won. She has a bright personality and wants to be a chef for Sung Hae-Sung who suddenly disappeared. She has been working as an assistant to a chef for 5 years. Ahn Jae-Hyeon plays Cha Min-Joon. He is a good person and owner/chef of a restaurant.

“Reunited Worlds” first airs July 19, 2017 in South Korea.

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Jun 26 2017

First script reading for JTBC drama series “Age of Youth Season 2”

First script reading for upcoming JTBC drama series “Age of Youth Season 2” took place June 7, 2017 at JTBC building in Sangam, Seoul, South Korea. The first script reading featured main cast members Han Ye-Ri, Han Seung-Yeon (ex ‘Kara’ member), Park Eun-Bin, Ji-Woo, Choi A-Ra, Ryu Hwa-Young (ex ‘T-ara’ member), Kim Min-Suk and Onew (‘SHINee’). By Director Lee Tae-Gon‘s suggestion, the first script reading took place on stage where the reading can take place like a rehearsal.

“Age of Youth Season 2” first airs August, 2017 in South Korea.

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Jun 24 2017

Lee Byung-Hun cast in drama series “Mr Sunshine”

Lee Byung-Hun is cast for the lead male role in new drama series “Mr Sunshine.” The drama series will be scripted by Kim Eun-Sook and directed by Lee Eung-Bok. The duo previously collaborated in tvN drama series “Goblin” and KBS2 drama series “Descendants of the Sun.”

For Lee Byung-Hun, “Mr Sunshine” will be his first starring acting role in a drama series since “IRIS” in 2009. According to production company Hwa & Dam Pictures, “Mr Sunshine” will not be a pre-made series, but they wanted to get casting done early for better quality. The lead male character has lived in America for most of his life and then returns to South Korea as an adult. Thus, the lead actor needs to speak English well. Lee Byung-Hun having appeared in major Hollywood films fills that requirement nicely.

“Mr Sunshine” will air sometime during the first half of 2018 in South Korea.

Jun 23 2017

Main poster, character posters and trailer for tvN drama series “Bride of the Water God 2017”

Here’s the main poster and 5 character posters for upcoming tvN drama series “Bride of the Water God 2017.” The character posters are of (left to right) Shin Se-Kyung, Nam Joo-Hyuk, Lim Ju-Hwan, Krystal and Gong Myung.

In addition a new teaser trailer (#7) has been added on AsianWiki which features actual footage from the drama series for the first time. Ep.1 of “Bride of the Water God 2017” airs July 3, 2017 in South Korea.

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Jun 23 2017

Kim Jae-Joong and Uee cast in KBS2 drama series “Man-Hole: Feel So Good”

Kim Jae-Joong (‘JYJ’) and Uee are cast in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Man-Hole: Feel So Good” (English title). The duo will play lead characters in the drama series. Kim Jae-Joong will play Bong Peel. He travels in time from the past to the present day to prevent his own future wedding. Uee will play Kang Soo-Jin. She lives next door to Bong Peel and they have been friends for years. Bong Peel has been in love with her for a long time, but Kang Soo-Jin will marry another man soon. This is Kim Jae-Joong’s first acting role since he was discharged from the military on December 30, 2016.

“Man-Hole: Feel So Good” first airs August 9, 2017 in South Korea.