First script reading for upcoming MBC drama series “Ruler: Master of the Mask,” starring Yoo Seung-Ho & Kim So-Hyun, took place December 23, 2016 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea. The first script reading began at 10 AM and finished late in the afternoon. First script reading was attended by main cast members including Yoo Seung-Ho, Kim So-Hyun, L (‘INFINITE’) & Yoon So-Hee.
“Ruler: Master of the Mask” first airs May, 2017 in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Wednesday and Thursday 10PM time slot after “Self Radiation Office“).
Ko Ah-Sung and Ha Seok-Jin are cast for lead roles in upcoming MBC drama series “Self Radiation Office” (literal title). For the drama series, Ko Ah-Sung will play Eun Ho-Won. She has difficulties in finding a job and, making things worse for her, she learns that she might be terminally ill. Eun Ho-Won then lands a job as a contract worker at a furniture company. Ha Seok-Jin will play Seo Woo-Jin. He works as a marketing chief at the same furniture company. He is a workaholic and places results as a priority. He gives Eun Ho-Won a hard time.
“Self Radiation Office” will first air March, 2017 in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Wednesday and Thursday 10PM time slot after “Missing Nine“).
Cho Seung-Woo and Bae Doo-Na are now cast in new tvN drama series “Secret Forest” (literal title). In the drama series Cho Sung-Woo will play lead male character Hwang Shi-Mok. He is an emotionless, but moral prosecutor. Bae Doo-Na will play lead female character Han Yeo-Jin. Her character works as a police lieutenant. They work together to solve a serial murder case and uncover corruption at the prosecutor’s office. Lee Joon-Hyuk and Lee Kyoung-Young are cast in supporting roles.
The first script reading for “Secret Forest” is scheduled to take place at the end of this month in South Korea.
Moon Chae-Won has been offered the lead female role in upcoming tvN drama series “Bride of the Water God 2017.” Currently she is considering the offer. Actor Nam Joo-Hyuk has already received an offer to play the lead male role and he is still considering the offer.
If Moon Chae-Won accepts, she will play psychiatrist So-A. The drama series is based on webcomic “Habaekui Shinboo” which is set in a historical time period, but the drama series will be set in the present day and also feature new characters.
“Bride of the Water God 2017” will air sometime during the second half of 2017 in South Korea.
Here’s character posters for upcoming JTBC drama series “Man to Man” starring Park Hae-Jin, Kim Min-Jung & Park Sung-Woong. “Man to Man” will air sometime this year in South Korea.
Teaser trailer #2 added for upcoming JTBC drama series “Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon” starring Park Bo-Young & Park Hyung-Sik. “Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon” first airs February 24, 2017 in South Korea.
First teaser poster for upcoming MBC drama series “Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People” starring Yoon Gyun-Sang, Kim Sang-Joong & Chae Soo-Bin. “Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People” first airs January 30, 2017 in South Korea.
Lee Sang-Yoon has been offered the lead male role in upcoming SBS drama series “Whisper” which has just cast Lee Bo-Young in the lead female role. Lee Sang-Yoon is currently considering the offer positively. Lee Sang-Yoon previously starred with Lee Bo-Young in 2012-2013 KBS2 drama series “Seo-Young, My Daughter.”
If Lee Sang-Yoon accepts his offer, he will play Lee Dong-Joon. His character works as judge with a high set of morals. He works with a charismatic detective played by Lee Bo-Young while uncovering corruption at the biggest law firm in the country.
“Whisper” will first air this March in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Defendant“).
Young main character teaser posters for upcoming SBS drama series “Saimdang, Light’s Diary” starring Lee Young-Ae & Song Seung-Heon. The teaser posters are of Park Hye-Soo as young Saimdang and Yang Se-Jong as young Lee Gyeom. Their love begin as if it was by fate. Teaser #4 has also been added on AsianWiki.
“Saimdang, Light’s Diary” first airs January 26, 2017 in South Korea.
Singer/actor Rain and actress Kim Tae-Hee have announced that they will marry on January 19, 2017 at a Catholic Church in Seoul, South Korea. The couple first met while shooting a commercial in autumn, 2012 and began to date. They announced to the press they were officially a couple in January, 2013.