Nov 5 2017

Ryusei Fujii & Takahiro Hamada cast in NTV drama series “Sotsugyo Bakamentari”

Ryusei Fujii (‘Johnny’s West’) & Takahiro Hamada (‘Johnny’s West’) cast in new NTV drama series “Sotsugyo Bakamentari.” Also cast in supporting roles are Koki Maeda, Yasunao Yoshida and Hirofumi Arai. Story for the drama series will follow four friends who will graduate from a prestigious university in 90 days. They spent most of their time studying and they try to find girls who fit their ideal types. Drama series will be scripted by Jiro and directed by Kazuaki Hashimoto.

“Sotsugyo Bakamentari” first airs January, 2018 in Japan.

Nov 5 2017

Ju Ji-Hoon & Ryoo Seung-Ryong cast in Netflix drama series “Kingdom”

Ju Ji-Hoon & Ryoo Seung-Ryong are cast for upcoming Netflix drama series “Kingdom” co-starring Bae Doo-Na. Filming for the drama series began at the end of last month. For Ju Ji-Hoon, he will play the Crown Prince of Joseon. He investigates a mysterious epidemic and uncovers a truth that threatens the country. Ryoo Seung-Ryong will play Jo Hak-Joo. His character actually wields more power than the King.

“Kingdom” will be available to stream on Netflix sometime next year.

Nov 4 2017

Lee Seung-Gi cast in tvN drama series “Hwayuki”

Lee Seung-Gi is cast for the lead male role in upcoming tvN drama series “Hwayuki” co-starring Cha Seung-Won and Oh Yeon-Seo. In the drama series, Lee Seung-Gi will play Son O-Gong. His character possesses a special power and he excels in the martial arts. He commits a major misdeed in Heaven which causes him to get kicked out and sent to Earth. While among the humans, Son O-Gong gets involved with King Wooma (Cha Seung-Won) and Jin Sun-Mi (Oh Yeon-Seo ). Son O-Gong and King Wooma then begin a journey  to sweep out the demons disturbing this world. For Lee Seung-Gi, this will be his first acting role since being discharged from the military on October 31, 2017. The drama series is based on the classic Chinese novel“Journey to the West,” but set in the present day.

“Hwayuki” will first air December, 2017 in South Korea.

Nov 3 2017

Kang Ji-Hwan and Kim Ok-Vin offered lead roles in OCN drama series “Children of a Lesser God”

Kang Ji-Hwan and Kim Ok-Vin have been offered lead roles in new OCN drama series “Children of The Lesser God” (working and literal title). Both performers are currently considering their offers positively. If they both accept, they would play detectives with quite different dispositions. The male detective is logical and smart. The female detective possesses a superhuman ability with her vision. The drama series will be directed by Kang Shin-Hyo.

“Children of The Lesser God” will air sometime during the first half of 2018 in South Korea.

Nov 2 2017

Teaser trailer and still images for movie “Revenge Girl”

Teaser trailer and still images for movie “Revenge Girl” starring Mirei Kiritani and Nobuyuki Suzuki. Meanwhile, here’s still images from the movie which taken on September 27, 2017. Story for “Revenge Girl” has Mirei Kiritani playing Miki Takaraishi. Her character is running for the prime minister position to get revenge on her boyfriend who dumped her. Movie is based on 2017 novel “Revenge Girl” by Erika Yoshida.

“Revenge Girl” opens December 23, 2017 in Japan.

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Nov 2 2017

OCN to air sequel drama series “Voice 2”

OCN has announced that the network will air sequel drama series “Voice 2” sometime next year in South Korea.  Cast or staff members for the sequel drama series has not yet been decided. The original “Voice” drama series aired during the winter, 2017 time frame with Jang Hyuk andLee Ha-Na playing the lead characters.

 

Nov 1 2017

Kong Hyo-Jin cast in movies “Bbaengban” and “Door Lock”

Actress Kong Hyo-Jin is cast in two new movies “Bbaengban” and “Door Lock.” For movie “Bbaengban,” Cho Jung-Seok has been offered the lead male role and Ryoo Joon-Yeol a major supporting character role. The title of the film “Bbaengban” is a shortened term for “Bbaengsoni Sago Josaban” which means literally “Hit And Run Accident Investigation Team.” In the film, Kong Hyo-Jin will play a police officer and a member of the hit and run accident investigation team. Movie will be directed by Han Jun-Hee (“Coin Locker Girl“) and filming begins spring, 2018.

The second film Kong Hyo-Jin is cast for is “Door Lock.” The film is setup as a mystery-thriller and revolves around a woman’s psychological horror. Filming for “Door Lock” begins January, 2018.