21 member idol group “Keyakizaka46″ are all cast in new NTV drama series “Zankokuna Kankyakutachi.” The idol group previously appeared together in 2016 TV Tokyo drama series “Tokuyama Daigoro wo Dare ga Koroshitaka?” Premise for drama series “Zankokuna Kankyakutachi” is set in the near future and at a high school where privacy is prioritized. 21 female high school students are then locked in a room and their vision is broadcast in real time to the world. The only way for girls to escape is to receive “good” marks from the audience.
“Zankokuna Kankyakutachi” first airs May 18, 2017 in Japan. Read more »
First script reading for upcoming MBC drama series “Lookout,” starring Kim Young-Kwang & Lee Si-Young, took place March 29, 2017 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea. At the first script reading, main cast members including Kim Young-Kwang, Lee Si-Young, Kim Tae-Hoon, Kim Seul-Gi, Key (SHINee), Choi Moo-Sung, Kim Sang-Ho, Kim Sun-Young and Shin Dong-Wook all attended. Read more »
TaecYeon (‘2PM’) is now cast in upcoming OCN drama series “Save Me” co-starring Seo Ye-Ji. In the upcoming drama series, TaecYeon will play lead male character Han Sang-Hwan. His character is the unemployed son of the governor of Mooji County.
TaecYeon’s character of Han Sang-Hwan meets Sang-Mi (Seo Ye-Ji) who is a transfer student from Seoul. 3 years later, he meets Sang-Mi again and attempts to rescue her from a cult group. “Save Me” will air sometime during the second half of this year in South Korea.
Kim Ju-Hyeok is cast in movie “Heungbu” co-starring Jung Woo. Movie will be directed by Jo Keun-Hyun (“26 Years“). Screenplay for “Heungbu” is set in historical times when the power struggles of noblemen brought great difficulties to the people of Joseon. Kim Ju-Hyeok will play nobleman Jo Hyuk. His character brings enlightenment to writer Yeon Heung-Bu (Jung Woo). Filming for “Heungbu” begins May, 2017.
Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Outrage 0 Coda” starring Takeshi Kitano. The film is setup as the final installment in the “Outrage” trilogy. In addition, more supporting cast members have been announced for the film, all of whom are making their first appearance in the “Outrage” films.
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Here’s two teaser posters for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Unknown Woman” starring Bae Jong-Ok & Oh Ji-Eun. The teaser poster on the top left features Bae Jong-Ok and Oh Ji-Eun, while the poster on the top right features Oh Ji-Eun, Park Yoon-Jae, Seo Ji-Suk and Choi Yoon-So. The cheery caption on the top right poster states “People have their own Hell. I met you in Hell.”
“Unknown Woman” first airs April 24, 2017 in South Korea.
Eiichiro Funakoshi & Aoi Nakamura are cast in NHK drama series “Red Beard” (“Akahige”). The drama series is based on 1958 novel “Akahige Shinryotan” by Shugoro Yamamoto, which was famously adapted by Akira Kurosawa into 1965 film “Red Beard.” In NHK drama series “Red Beard,” Aoi Nakamura plays a young doctor who begins working with Jo Niidekyo (Eiichiro Funakoshi) aka “Red Beard.” The young doctor clashes with Red Beard at first, but eventually learns how to become a real doctor.
“Red Beard” first airs November 3, 2017 in Japan.
Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming SBS drama series “My Sassy Girl” starring Joo Won & Oh Yeon-Seo. Drama series “My Sassy Girl” is a remake of popular 2001 romantic-comedy film “My Sassy Girl,” but set in historical times. For lead actor Joo Won, “My Sassy Girl” will be his last acting performance before serving his mandatory military enlistment. Joo Won will begin his enlistment May 16, 2017 and he is scheduled to be released February 15, 2019.
“My Sassy Girl” first airs May, 2017 in South Korea.
Here’s still images of Ji Chang-Wook and Nam Ji-Hyun from the poster shooting of upcoming SBS drama series “Suspicious Partner” (literal title). The poster shooting took place April 11, 2017 at a photo studio in Nonhyeon-dong, Seoul, South Korea. Ji Chang-Wook, Nam Ji-Hyun, Choi Tae-Joon and Nara (‘Hellovenus’) took part in the poster shooting.
“Suspicious Partner” first airs May 10, 2017 in South Korea.
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Here’s the first still image from upcoming movie “Midnight Runners” (English title) starring Park Seo-Joon and Kang Ha-Neul. The movie is directed by Kim Joo-Hwan (“Koala“). Story for “Midnight Runners” has Park Seo-Joon and Kang Ha-Neul playing students at the police academy. The witness a kidnapping and decide to investigate.
Release date for “Midnight Runners” is now slotted for August, 2017 in South Korea.