Aug 25 2017

Yoo Ji-Tae, Woo Do-Hwan and Ryu Hwa-Young cast in KBS2 drama series “Mad Dog”

Yoo Ji-Tae, Woo Do-Hwan and Ryu Hwa-Young (former member of ’T-ara’) are all cast in lead roles for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Mad Dog.” The drama series will revolve around a team that tackles various cases of insurance fraud.

Yoo Ji-Tae will play Choi Kang-Woo. His nickname is Mad Dog and he leads the insurance claim team also named Mad Dog. He is a former detective. Woo Do-Hwan will play Kim Min-Joon. He is a former swindler and also very smart. To find out the truth behind the death of his older brother, he joined the Mad Dog team. Ryu Hwa-Young will play Jang Ha-Ri. She is a former gymnast and now works on the Mad Dog team. She often goes undercover during investigations.

“Mad Dog” first airs October, 2017 in South Korea.

Aug 25 2017

Nana cast in drama series “Four Men”

Nana (‘After School’) is now cast in upcoming drama series “Four Men” co-starring Park Hae-Jin. For the drama series, Nana will play Yeo-Rin. She is a detective and filled with justice. She happens to meet a man who looks just like the man she loved. Park Hae-Jin will play 4 different characters in the drama series, including Jung Il-Hoon. He is a chief secretary for a large company.

Filming will begin November, 2017 and finish sometime in early 2018. Network which will air the drama series has yet to be announced.

Aug 23 2017

Song Ji-Hyo offered lead role in tvN drama special “Assistant Manager B and Love Letter”

Song Ji-Hyo has received an offer to play the main character in new tvN drama special  “Assistant Manager B and Love Letter” (literal title). Currently, Song Ji-Hyo is “positively considering” the offer. If she accepts, Song Ji-Hyo will play Bang Ga-Young. She is a single, 34-year-old woman who has never dated a man in her life.

“Assistant Manager B and Love Letter” will air sometime this December in South Korea.

Aug 23 2017

Moon Chae-Won cast in period film “Propitious Site for Grave”

Moon Chae-Won is cast in period film “Propitious Site for Grave” (literal title) starring Cho Seung-Woo, Ji Sung and Kim Sung-Kyun. In the movie, Moon Chae-Won will play a gisaeng named Cho-Sun. Also cast in supporting roles are Baek Yoon-Sik, Yoo Jae-Myung, Lee Won-Geun, Kim Min-Jae and Kang Tae-Oh. Movie is directed by Park Hee-Kon (“Insadong Scandal“) and filming began August 22, 2017.

“Propitious Site for Grave” will be released sometime next year in South Korea.

Aug 22 2017

Jo Hyun-Jae to make cameo appearance in MBC drama series “Hospital Ship”

Actor Jo Hyun-Jae is set to make a cameo appearance in MBC drama series “Hospital Ship” starring Ha Ji-Won and Kang Min-Hyuk (‘CNBLUE’). For his cameo appearance, Jo Hyun-Jae will play Jang Sung-Ho. Background for Jang Sung-Ho has not yet been revealed, but he will get involved with Song Eun-Jae (Ha Ji-Won) in some way. Jo Hyun-Jae also mentioned he took the cameo in part due to being an admirer of screenwriter Yoon Sun-Joo‘s past works.

“Hospital Ship” first airs August 30, 2017.

Aug 22 2017

First script reading for KBS2 drama series “Girls’ Generation 1979”

First script reading for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Girls’ Generation 1979” (English title) took place August 18, 2017 at KBS Annex Building in Yeuido, Seoul. First script reading featured main cast members including Bona (‘WJSN’), Chae Seo-Jin, Min Do-Hee, Seo Young-Joo, Lee Jong-Hyun (‘CNBLUE’) and Yeo Hoi-Hyeon. Bona in particular was born in Daegu where the drama series is set in and she read her lines using the Daegu accent.

“Girls’ Generation 1979” first airs September 11, 2017 in South Korea.

Aug 21 2017

Lee Seung-Gi offered lead role in tvN drama series “Hwayuki”

Lee Seung-Gi has been offered a leading role in upcoming tvN drama series “Hwayuki.” Cha Seung-Won has already received an offer to play a co-lead role and he is still considering the offer. If Lee Seung-Gi accepts the offer, he will play Son O-Gong. The drama series is a reinterpretation of Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” but set in the present day and scripted by sisters Hong Jung-Eun and Hong Mi-Ran. The character of Son O-Gong is based off the character of Sun Wukong in the original novel.

Meanwhile, Lee Seung-Gi is set to be discharged from the military on October 31, 2017. The drama series is scheduled to first air December, 2017 in South Korea.

 

Aug 21 2017

Lee Jung-Shin, Lee Yeol-Eum and Seo Ji-Hoon cast in SBS Plus drama series “Longing Heart”

Lee Jung-Shin (‘CNBLUE’), Lee Yeol-Eum and Seo Ji-Hoon are cast for the lead roles in new SBS Plus live-action drama series “Longing Heart.” The drama series is based on webcomic “Aeganjang” by Kim Hee-Ran & Kim Byung-Gwan.

In the drama series, Lee Jung-Shin will play math teacher Kang Shin-Woo. He still can’t forget his first love (Lee Yeol-Eum) from his high school days. An accident causes him to go back in time to his high school days. He meets his younger self (Seo Ji-Hoon) and tries to help him win the heart of his first love.

Filming for the drama series begins late August, 2017 and will air December, 2017 in South Korea.