Lee Jong-Hyun (‘CNBLUE’) and Kim So-Eun are cast in new OCN drama series “That Man Oh Soo” (literal title). In the drama series, Lee Jong-Hyun plays title character Oh Soo. He falls in love with a police officer played by Kim So-Eun. Filming for the drama series begins December, 2017 and the drama series will air sometime around March, 2018 in South Korea.
Jun Shison is cast in NHK drama series “Life As a Girl.” The drama series is based on 2016 novel “Joshi teki Seikatsu” by Tsukasa Sakaki. For the drama series Jun Shison will play Miki Ogawa. His character is a transgender person, now living as a woman. The 4 episode drama series will be scripted by Riko Sakaguchi and directed by Shinzo Nitta. Also cast in supporting roles are Keita Machida, Shiori Tamai (‘Momoiro Clover Z’), Hyunri and Fuka Koshiba.
“Life As a Girl” first airs January 5, 2018 in Japan.
Here’s the first still images of Yoon Gyun-Sang in upcoming SBS drama series “Doubtful Victory.” In addition, first teaser trailer for “Doubtful Victory” has been added on AsianWiki. Drama series “Doubtful Victory” follows an escapee from death row who takes up the identity of a detective.
“Doubtful Victory” first airs November 27, 2017 in South Korea.
Kyoko Yoshine is cast in Fuji TV live-action drama series “Princess Jellyfish.” The drama series is based on manga series “Kuragehime” by Akiko Higashimura which was previously adapted into 2014 live-action film “Princess Jellyfish.” In the drama series version, Kyoko Yoshine will play 20-year-old illustrator Tsukimi Kurashita. She meets Tsukimi Kurashita who likes to dress up like a woman because of his love of fashion. Her life soon changes because of him and his older brother.
“Princess Jellyfish” will be released January, 2018 in Japan.
Ko Hyun-Jung and Lee Jin-Wook are cast for lead roles in new SBS drama series “Return.” Ko Hyun-Jung will play Choi Ja-Hye. She is a host of TV court show “Return” and also a lawyer. Lee Jin-Wook will play Dokgo Young. He is a detective. Park Ki-Woong is also cast in a supporting role. Park Ki-Woong will play Kang In-Ho. His character is the director a large company.
“Return” will first air Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10PM beginning January, 2018 in South Korea.
Here’s the first still images of Shin Se-Kyung & Kim Rae-Won in KBS2 drama series “Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me” (English title). Shin Se-Kyung’s still images are from set at a castle in Slovenia. Filming in Slovenia took place from October 23, 2017 to November 1, 2017. Shin Se-Kyung, Kim Rae-Won and other cast members took part in filming in Slovenia. For the drama series Shin Se-Kyung plays Jung Hae-Ra. She works at a travel agency and supports her family.
“Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me” first airs December, 2017 in South Korea.
Takayuki Yamada and Masami Nagasawa are cast in remake film “50th First Kiss” (literal title). The film is a remake of 2004 U.S. film “50 First Dates” starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Filming for “50th First Kiss” took place in Hawaii and finished in about a month. Story for “50th First Kiss” has Takayuki Yamada playing tour guide Daisuke Yuge. He falls in love with Rui Fujishima (Masami Nagasawa) on fist sight, but Rui Fujishima though suffers from memory loss due to a past accident. Movie will be directed by Yuichi Fukuda.
“50th First Kiss” opens June 1, 2018 in Japan.
Ryosuke Yamada (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’) is cast for the lead role in NTV drama series “Momikeshite Fuyu.” Also cast in supporting roles are Haru, Yukiyoshi Ozawa and Baijaku Nakamura. The drama series is scripted by Shigeki Kaneko and directed by Satoru Nakajima. In the drama series, Ryosuke Yamada will play Shusaku Kitazawa. He is the youngest child in a family with a middle school principal as a father and two older siblings. He works as a police officer and comes into conflict to help his family. The drama series is described as a home-comedy.
“Momikeshite Fuyu” first airs January, 2018 in Japan.