May 29 2017

Kim Eun-Sook to write new drama series “Mr. Sunshine”

Popular screenwriter Kim Eun-Sook is set to write new drama series “Mr. Sunshine” (working title). In addition, director Lee Eung-Bok, who previously collaborated with Kim Eun-Sook in tvN drama series “Goblin” and KBS2 drama series “Descendants of the Sun,” will direct the drama series. Kim Eun-Sook is currently working on the screenplay for “Mr. Sunshine.” Currently, the drama series is targeted to air sometime in spring or summer, 2018 in South Korea.

May 26 2017

Choi Jin-Hyuk offered lead male role in MBC drama series “Hospital Ship”

Choi Jin-Hyuk has been offered for the lead male role in upcoming MBC drama series “Hospital Ship.” Ha Ji-Won has already received an offer to play the lead female role and she is still considering her offer. Meanwhile, Choi Jin-Hyuk is “positively considering” his offer. If Choi Jin-Hyuk accepts, he will play Kwak Hyun. His character is a physician who is also gentle and considerate, but strong-minded.

“Hospital Ship” will first air August, 2017 in South Korea.

May 25 2017

U-Know Yunho & Kyung Soo-Jin cast in drama series “Melo Holic”

U-Know Yunho (‘TVXQ’) and Kyung Soo-Jin are cast for new live-action drama series “Melo Holic.” The drama series is based on webcomic “Melo Holic” by Team Getname. The drama series is slated to stream online as a webdrama and also air on a television network, but exact details have not been finalized. For U-Know Yunho, this is his first acting performance since being discharged from the military on April 20, 2017. Story for the drama series follows a man with telepathic perception and a woman with two personalities.

May 25 2017

Jang Hyuk & Choi Hwa-Jung to make cameo appearances in KBS2 drama series “The Best Hit”

Jang Hyuk & Choi Hwa-Jung are set to make cameo appearances in upcoming KBS2 drama series “The Best Hit” (literal title) starring Yoon Si-Yoon & Kim Min-Jae.

Jang Hyuk will appear in episode 2. He plays a man with a bluetooth headset. He makes Yoo Hyun-Jae (Yoon Si-Yoon), who came from the 1990’s, stunned. Meanwhile, Choi Hwa-Jung will appear in ep.1. She plays a radio DJ. Filming for their cameo scenes finished recently.

“The Best Hit” first airs June 2, 2017 in South Korea.

May 24 2017

Kim Woo-Bin recently diagnosed with cancer

Popular actor Kim Woo-Bin has been recently diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer according to his management company Sidus HQ. Kim Woo-Bin has already begun receiving treatment for his cancer which includes chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Obviously, his acting career will be placed on hold until he becomes healthy. Filming for movie “Wiretap” starring Lee Jung-Jae and Kim Woo-Bin was scheduled to begin August, 2017, but that film has postponed shooting until Kim Woo-Bin recovers.

Wishing Kim Woo-Bin a healthy recovery.

May 24 2017

First script reading for tvN drama series “Bride of the Water God 2017”

First script reading for upcoming tvN drama series “Bride of the Water God 2017” took place March 16, 2017 at CJ E&M Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea. At the first first script reading, main cast members including Nam Joo-Hyuk, Shin Se-Kyung, Krystal (‘f(x)’), Gong Myung and Lim Ju-Hwan all attended. For the drama series, here’s a quick overview of the main cast and the characters they read for at the script reading. Nam Joo-Hyuk plays Ha Baek. He is a Water God and travels to the human world. Shin Se-Kyung plays So-A. She is a psychiatrist and becomes a servant to the Water God. Lim Ju-Hwan plays Hoo Ye. He is a successful business man. Krystal plays Moo Ra. She is a God responsible for managing water. Gong Myung plays Bi Ryum. He is a God and manages Heaven.

“Bride of the Water God 2017” first airs July 3, 2017 in South Korea.

May 23 2017

Main posters and ep.1 trailer for KBS1 drama series “Lovers in Bloom”

Here’s 3 posters for upcoming KBS1 weekday evening drama series “Lovers in Bloom” (English title) starring Lim Soo-Hyang, Do Ji-Han, Nam Bo-Ra & Lee Eun-Hyung. The two posters above are main couple posters. The one on the left is of Lim Soo-Hyang and Do Ji-Han and the one on the right is of  Nam Bo-Ra and Lee Eun-Hyung. The poster at the bottom is of the regular main cast. Story for the drama series follows Police Officer Moo Goong-Hwa (Lim Soo-Hyang) as she grows up through various cases. In addition, ep.1 trailers for the drama series are added on AsianWiki.

“Lovers in Bloom” first airs May 29, 2017 in South Korea. Read more »