First script reading for MBC drama series “Investigation Couple” took place late March, 2018 at MBC Dream Center in Ilsan, South Korea. Main cast members including Jung Jae-Young, Jung Yoo-Mi, Lee Yi-Kyung, Stephanie Lee and Park Eun-Seok all attended. Before the first script reading began, Jung Jae-Young stated “I hope there isn’t any accidents in making the drama” and Jung Yoo-Mi stated “I will work hard to express my character with all my heart.”
“Investigation Couple” first airs May, 2018 in South Korea.
Teaser trailer for movie “Burning” starring Yoo Ah-In and Jeon Song-Seo. Movie is written and directed by none other than Lee Chang-Dong. During the teaser, a woman’s voice comes out and says in Korean “Now tell the truth.”
“Burning” is set for release May, 2018 in South Korea.
Supporting cast announced for upcoming TBS drama series “Cheer Dance” starring Tao Tsuchiya. Now cast in supporting roles are Anna Ishii (‘E-girls’), Yui Sakuma, Maika Yamamoto, Aya Asahina, Karen Otomo, Yumena Yanai and Sara Shida. The 7 newly announced supporting cast girls will play members of the high school cheer dance club. The drama series is set at the same high school as the movie “Let’s Go, Jets,” which is based on a true story, but set several years after the movie version.
“Cheer Dance” first airs July, 2018 in Japan.
Main trailer for live-action film “Ani Tomo” starring Ryusei Yokohama and Risaki Matsukaze. Movie is based on manga series “Ani Tomo” by Modomu Akagawara and directed by Ryo Nakajima.
Release date for “Ani Tomo” is now set for May 26, 2018 in Japan.
Jung Jae-Young and Jung Yoo-Mi are now cast in MBC drama series “Investigation Couple” (literal title). The duo will play a forensic doctor and a prosecutor who work together on cases.
“Investigation Couple” first airs May, 2018 in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Great Seducer.”).
Tetsuji Tamayama is cast in new NHK drama series “Bakabon no Papa yori Bakana Papa.” Also cast in supporting roles are Manami Higa, Kyoko Hasegawa, Aoi Morikawa, Toru Baba and Mitsuko Kusabue. The drama series is based on autobiographical novel “Bakabon no Papa yori Bakana Papa” by Rieko Akatsuka. The novel revolves around her father who is a manga artist.
“Bakabon no Papa yori Bakana Papa” will first air June 30, 2018 in Japan.
Park Shin-Hye has been offered the lead female role in upcoming tvN drama series “Memories of the Alhambra” co-starring Hyun-Bin. Currently, Park Shin-Hye is “positively considering” the offer. If she accepts, Park Shin-Hye will play Jung Hee-Joo. She runs an old hostel in Granada, Spain.
“Memories of the Alhambra” will air sometime in the second half of this year in South Korea.
Yo Oizumi is cast in new movie “Damashie no Kiba.” The film is based on 2016 novel “Damashie no Kiba” by Takeshi Shiota. The novel’s main character was written specifically with actor Yo Oizumi in mind. The main character works as a magazine editor.
“Damashie no Kiba” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Hyun-Bin is cast in new tvN drama series “Memories of the Alhambra” (literal title). The drama series will be directed by Ahn Gil-Ho (“Stranger“)and scripted by Song Jae-Jung (“W“). “Memories of the Alhambra” will be a fantasy-melodrama and filming will take place in Granada, Spain.
“Memories of the Alhambra” will air sometime in the second half of 2018 in South Korea.
Main trailer for movie “The Werewolf Game: Inferno” starring Rena Takeda. Movie is the 7th film in the “The Werewolf Game: The Villagers Side” (“Jinro Game”) series and falls in the “death-game” genre.
“The Werewolf Game: Inferno” will be released April 7, 2018 in Japan.