Nov 17 2016

Namgung Min offered lead role in KBS2 drama series “Chief Kim”

Namgung Min has been offered the lead male role in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Chief Kim.” Currently, he is “positively considering” the offer. If Namgung Min accepts the offer, he will play Kim Gwan-Chul. His character is a former accountant, but now works as a section chief at a company.

“Chief Kim” will first air this January in South Korea (takes over KBS2’s Wednesday and Thursday 10PM time slot after “Oh My Geum-Bi).”

Nov 17 2016

Kim Ji-Hoon is cast in KBS2 drama special “Brother Jung-Nam”

Kim Ji-Hoon is cast in KBS2 drama special “Brother Jung-Nam.” Also cast in the drama special are the Lee Hyun-Jae and Hyungwon (‘Monsta X’). The drama special is scripted as a sitcom with Kim Jung-Nam playing Kim Jung-Nam. His character is very knowledgeable about the Itaewon area of Seoul. He helps a Dutch man played by Lee Hyun-Jae find a woman he is in love with and he bickers with Ik-Soo played by Hyungwon.

“Brother Jung-Nam” airs December, 2016 in South Korea.

Nov 16 2016

Yoon Gyun-Sang, Chae Soo-Bin, Lee Ha-Nui, Kim Ji-Suk cast in MBC drama series “Traitor Hong Gil-Dong”

Yoon Gyun-Sang, Chae Soo-Bin, Lee Ha-Nui & Kim Ji-Suk are cast in upcoming MBC drama series “Traitor Hong Gil-Dong.” Drama series will be directed by Kim Jin-Man (“Kill Me, Heal Me“) and scripted by Hwang Jin-Young (“King’s Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang“).

For “Traitor Hong Gil-Dong,” Yoon Gyun-Sang will play title character role Hong Gil-Dong. His character is the the first revolutionist and a dissident activist during the Joseon era. Chae Soo-Bin will play Song Ga-Ryung. She is a young widow and is saved by Hong Gil-Dong. Lee Ha-Nui will play Jang Nok-Soo. She is a royal concubine of King Yeonsangun. Kim Ji-Suk will play Lee Yoong. He is a politician and a murderer.

“Traitor Hong Gil-Dong” first airs January, 2017 in South Korea.

Nov 15 2016

Kwon Yuri cast in SBS drama series “Defendant”

Kwon Yuri from ‘Girls’ Generation’ is cast for the lead female role in upcoming SBS drama series “Defendant.” Meanwhile, actor Ji Sung is still considering an offer to play the lead male character. Already cast in supporting roles are Oh Chang-Suk & Kim Min-Suk.

In drama series “Defendant,” Kwon Yuri will play Seo Eun-Hye. She works as a public defender and holds a strong sense of justice. She is not afraid of opposing the prosecutor or the judge in the name of justice.

Filming for “Defendant” is expected to start December, 2016 and the drama series will first air sometime January, 2017 in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim“).

Nov 14 2016

Lee Jong-Suk & Bae Suzy offered lead roles in drama series “While You Were Sleeping”

Lee Jong-Suk & Bae Suzy have been offered the lead roles in upcoming drama series “While You Were Sleeping.” Currently, the two are “positively considering” the offers.

The screenplay for the drama series is scripted by Park Hye-Ryun. This is important, as Park Hye-Ryun has worked with Lee Jong-Suk in SBS drama series “I Can Hear Your Voice” and SBS drama series “Pinocchio.” Meanwhile, Bae Suzy has worked with Park Hye-Ryun in KBS2 dream series “Dream High.” SidusHQ will produce the drama series and casting is expected to finish this year. Filming is expected to begin in early, 2017. It has yet to be determined which network will air the drama series, but it is expected to air sometime in spring or early summer, 2017 in South Korea.

Nov 11 2016

Kim So-Hyun cast in MBC period drama series “Ruler: Master of the Mask”

Actress Kim So-Hyun is cast in upcoming MBC period drama series “Ruler: Master of the Mask” co-starring Yoo Seung-Ho.

For the drama series, Kim So-Hyun will play lead female character Lee Ga-Eun. Her character is the daughter from a military family. She has a strong sense of justice and high intelligence. Lee Ga-Eun attempts to take revenge on Crown Prince Lee Sun (Yoo Seung-Ho), who beheaded her father, but she falls in love with him.

“Ruler: Master of the Mask” airs sometime next year in South Korea.