Aug 8 2016

Lee Sung-Kyung and Nam Joo-Hyuk cast in MBC drama series “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo”

Lee Sung-Kyung and Nam Joo-Hyuk are now cast for lead roles in upcoming MBC drama series “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo.”

In the drama series, Lee Sung-Kyung will play title character Kim Bok-Joo. Kim Bok-Joo is in the 2nd year of college, majoring in physical education, and belongs to the school’s weightlifting team. She is friendly. Meanwhile, Nam Joo-Hyuk will play Jung Joon-Hyung. His character is also a 2nd year student at the same school attended by Kim Bok-Joo. Jung Joon-Hyung belongs to the swimming team. He suffers from a trauma after being disqualified for an illegal start.

In addition, Kim Jae-Hyun (’N.Flying’) is cast in a supporting role. Kim Jae-Hyun will play Joon-Hyung’s junior on the swimming team. “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo” first airs this November in South Korea.

Aug 8 2016

First still images of Kim Hyun-Joo in JTBC drama series “Fantastic”

Here’s the first still images of actress Kim Hyun-Joo in upcoming JTBC drama series “Fantastic” co-starring Joo Sang-Wook.

The still images are from Kim Hyun-Joo’s first day of filming for the drama series. Setup for the scene has Kim Hyun-Joo as popular TV drama series writer So-Hye arguing with the director over the casting of actor Ryoo Hae-Sung (Joo Sang-Wook). So-Hye does not want Ryoo Hae-Sung in the drama series, because she thinks his acting is poor. The director though insists on Ryoo Hae-Sung because of his popularity in South Korea and abroad.

“Fantastic” first airs September 2, 2016 in South Korea.

Aug 5 2016

Seo Hyun-Jin offered lead female role in SBS drama series “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim”

Actress Seo Hyun-Jin has been offered the lead female role in upcoming SBS drama series “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim.” Actors Han Suk-Kyu and Yoo Yeon-Seok have previously received offers to play the leading male roles and they are still considering. If Seo Hyun-Jin accepts her offer, she will play Yoon Seo-Jung. Her character is a surgeon who has a bright and warm personality. Seo Hyun-Jin is currently “positively considering” her offer.

“Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim” was initially slotted to air this November on SBS, but with the proliferation of medical themed drama series currently airing, SBS has decided to push out the premiere of “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim” to sometime in 2017.

Aug 4 2016

Kim Joo-Hyun out as lead actress in SBS drama series “My Sassy Girl”

Actress Kim Joo-Hyun who won the lead female role in upcoming SBS drama series “My Sassy Girl” co-starring Joo Won through an audition, will no longer play the lead female character. Kim Joo-Hyun has now been offered the role of major supporting character Jung Da-Yeon. Kim Joo-Hyun will decide over the next few days whether to completely drop out of the project or play major supporting character Jung Da-Yeon. The character of Jung Da-Yeon will have a major crush on Gyun-Woo (Joo Won). Exact reason why Kim Joo-Hyun declined the lead role is not known, but it appears SBS wanted a more established actress to play the lead female character.

Now, actress Oh Yeon-Seo has been offered the lead female role and she is currently considering the offer. The lead female character is Princess Hyemyung. She is a trouble maker for the royal family.

“My Sassy Girl” will first air sometime next year in South Korea.

Aug 3 2016

Lee Je-Hoon offered lead role in tvN drama series “Tomorrow With You”

Lee Je-Hoon has been offered lead male role in upcoming tvN drama series “Tomorrow With You.” Currently he is “positively considering” the offer. Actress Shin Min-A previously received an offer to play the lead female role and she is currently considering the offer.  Drama series will be directed by Yoo Je-Won (“Oh My Ghost“) and screenplay by Heo Sung-Hye (“Dream High 2“).

“Tomorrow With You” will first air sometime next year in South Korea in the Friday and Saturday 8:30 PM time slot.

Aug 3 2016

First script reading for JTBC drama series “Fantastic”

First script reading for JTBC drama series “Fantastic,” starring Kim Hyun-JooJoo Sang-Wook, took place July 20, 2016 at JTBC building in Sangam, Seoul, South Korea. At the first script reading Kim Hyun-Joo, Joo Sang-Wook, Kim Tae-Hoon & Ji Soo were all in attendance. The first teaser trailer can also be viewed at AsianWiki.

“Fantastic” first airs September 2, 2016 in South Korea (takes over the Fridays and Saturdays 8:30 PM time slot after the conclusion of “Age of Youth“).