First script reading for MBC drama series “Goodbye Mr. Black” starring Moon Chae-Won & Lee Jin-Wook took place January 9, 2016 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea. At the first script reading main cast members Lee Jin-Wook, Moon Chae-Won, Kim Kang-Woo, Yu In-Young & Song Jae-Rim were in attendance.
In drama series “Goodbye Mr. Black,” Lee Jin-Wook plays Cha Ji-Won (Mr. Black). He is an officer of the Korean Navy UDT (Underwater Demolition Team). His character is a positive and good person, but he is betrayed by his so called friend Min Sun-Jae (Kim Kang-Woo) and wants to take revenge on him.
Moon Chae-Won plays Swan. Her character was dumped at a landfill area in Thailand at a young age and she now makes a living at traditional market.
“Goodbye Mr. Black” first airs March 16, 2016 in South Korea.
KBS2 drama series “Moorim School,” starring Shin Hyun-Joon, Lee Hyun-Woo, Seo Ye-Ji, Hong Bin & Jeong Eu-Gene, has been shortened to 16 episodes from its originally planned 20 episodes. The drama series was shortened due to low TV ratings and conflict over production costs between network KBS and production company JSpictures. The drama series will now finish on March 1, 2016 instead of March 15, 2016. The following drama series “Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-Ho” will still premiere on March 21, 2016 as originally planned. KBS2 will now air a short 4 episode drama series “Babysitter” between the final episode of “Moorim School” and the first episode of “Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-Ho.”
First script reading for upcoming MBC drama series “Happy Home” starring Kim So-Yeon, Lee Sang-Woo & Lee Pil-Mo took place January 17, 2016 at MBC Dream Centre in Ilsan, South Korea. At the first script reading, Kim So-Yeon, Lee Pil-Mo, Yoon Jin-Yi, Park Min-Woo, Kim Ji-Ho and others attended.
“Happy Home” first airs February 27, 2016 in South Korea.
Popular actress Hwang Jung-Eum is set to marry on February 26, 2016 to businessman Lee Young-Don. Her fiance is the CEO of Geoahm Steel. The couple will marry at the Shilla Hotel in Jangchung-dong, Seoul, South Korea.
Jang Keun-Suk, Lim Ji-Yeon and Yeo Jin-Goo have been offered leading roles in upcoming SBS period drama series “Daebak.” The title of the drama series “Daebak” has two meanings in South Korea: “jackpot” or “cool.” All three performers are currently considering the offers.
If Jang Keun-Suk accepts, he will play Baek Dae-Gil. His character is a gambler. If Lim Ji-Yeon accepts, she will play Dam-Seo. Her character is driven solely to exact revenge on the King. If Yeo Jin-Goo accepts, he will play King Yeongjo.
“Daebak” first airs this March in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Six Flying Dragons“).
New episode 1 trailer for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Descendants of the Sun” starring Song Joong-Ki & Song Hye-Kyo. The new episode 1 trailer is titled “The Man’s Story” and follows the first episode 1 trailer “The Woman’s Story” featuring Song Hye-Ko.
“Descendants of the Sun” first airs February 24, 2016 in South Korea.
Jung Il-Woo, Park So-Dam, Ahn Jae-Hyeon and Lee Jung-Shin (CNBLUE) are now all cast in upcoming drama series “Cinderella and Four Knights” (working/literal title). The drama series went under the early working title “Niga Cheoeumiya” (“You’re The First”), prior to picking up its new working title. In addition to the four main castings, Choi Min and Son Na-Eun from K-pop group ‘A Pink’ are cast as well.
Jung Il-Woo will play male lead character Kang Ji-Woon. His character is wild, but he is lonely inside. He became a member of a wealthy family overnight. His character will have a confrontation with Kang Hyun-Min (Ahn Jae-Hyeon) over Ha-Won (Park So-Dam).
Park So-Dam will play lead female character Eun Ha-Won. Her character is a high school student who begins to live in a mansion with three men and a bodyguard.
Ahn Jae-Hyeon will play Kang Hyun-Min. His character is a womanizer.
Lee Jung-Shin from CNBLUE will play Kang Seo-Woo. His character is a singer.
Choi Min will play Lee Yoon-Sung. His character is the bodyguard.
Son Na-Eun will play Park Hye-Ji. Her character is a childhood friend of Kang Hyun-Min. She falls into a love triangle with Kang Hyun-Min and Kang Ji-Woon.
“Cinderella and Four Knights” will air sometime during the first half of this year in South Korea (network is still undetermined).
Kang Ji-Hwan is now cast for lead male role in upcoming MBC drama series “Monster” (working title). Lee Gi-Kwang from idol group “Beast” and Lee Yeol-Eum will play the younger versions of the two main characters in the drama series for 4 episodes. Seo Kang-Joon and Hwang Jung-Eum were first offered the lead roles, but they both declined the offers.
“Monster” will first air sometime this April in South Korea.
Actor Lee Sang-Woo is cast in upcoming MBC drama series “Happy Home” which has also cast Kim So-Yeon, Lee Pil-Mo, Yoon Jin-Yi and Park Min-Woo.
In drama series “Happy Home,” Lee Sang-Woo will play Seo Ji-Gun. His character is an excellent doctor, but also eccentric (wearing different color socks, constantly eating instant food due to inability to cook, bedhead, etc). He falls into a love triangle with characters played by Kim So-Yeon and Lee Pil-Mo.
This will be the second time Lee Sang-Woo will work with director Lee Dong-Yoon and screenwriter Jo Eun-Jung. The trio previously worked together in 2012 MBC drama series “Feast of the Gods.”
“Happy Home” first airs February 27, 2016.
First teaser trailer for upcoming SBS drama series “Come Back Mister” starring Rain, Lee Min-Jung and Oh Yeon-Seo. The first teaser trailer features mostly supporting cast members with Lee Min-Jung briefly shown. Drama series “Come Back Mister” is based on Japanese novel “Tsubakiyama Kacho no Nanokakan” by Jiro Asada which was previously adapted into the 2006 film “Tsubakiyama kacho no nanoka-kan” and 2009 TV Asahi drama special “Tsubakiyama Kacho no Nanokakan.”
“Come Back Mister” first airs February 24, 2016 in South Korea.