Oh Seung-A (former member of idol group ‘RAINBOW’) is cast for the lead role in KBS2 weekday morning drama series “Sea of the Woman.” In the drama series, Oh Seung-A will play Yoon Soo-In. Originally, Kim Ye-Eun was cast to play Yoon Soo-In, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
“Sea of the Woman” first airs February 27, 2017 in South Korea.
Yui Aragaki and Eita are cast in new table tennis themed film “Mix.” Movie also features an impressive list of supporting cast members including Ryoko Hirosue, Kenichi Endo, Koji Seto, Mei Nagano, Yu Aoi & Yoko Maki. “Mix” will be directed by Junichi Ishikawa and scripted by Ryota Kosawa. The duo previously collaborated in 2015 film “April Fools.” Premise for “Mix” has Yui Aragaki as Tamako Tomita partnering up with Eita as Hisashi Hagiwara in a mixed doubles table tennis tournament. She does this to partly get back at her ex-boyfriend who dumped for another girl and also to revive her late mother’s table tennis club.
“Mix” will be released autumn, 2017 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “The Prison” starring Han Suk-Kyu & Kim Rae-Won. Movie will be released sometime during March, 2017 in South Korea.
Main poster for upcoming action-comedy movie “Part Time Spy” starring Gang Ye-Won & Han Chae-Ah. The movie is now set for release March 16, 2017 in South Korea.
Masaki Aiba (‘Arashi’) and Emi Takei are cast in new Fuji TV drama series “The Aristocrat Detective” (literal title). Also cast in supporting roles are Katsuhisa Namase, Haruka Igawa, Kenichi Takito, Miho Nakayama and Yutaka Matsushige. Yukie Nakama is also cast for the drama series, but her character has not yet been revealed. Drama series “The Aristocrat Detective” is based on 2010 novel “Kizoku Tantei” by Yutaka Maya. For the drama series, Masaki Aiba will play the title character who calls himself the “Aristocrat Detective.” He doesn’t actually solve the cases himself, but has his employees like his chauffeur (Kenichi Takito), maid (Miho Nakayama) and butler (Yutaka Matsushige) carry out the investigations. Emi Takei will play Aika Takatoku. She is also a detective and competes with the Aristocrat Detective to solve cases.
“The Aristocrat Detective” first airs April, 2017 in Japan.
Erina Mano is cast in new NHK drama series “There’s No Easy Job in This World” (literal title). The drama series is based on 2015 novel “Kono Yo ni Tayasui Shigoto wa Nai” by Kikuko Tsumura and will be directed by Ayato Matsuda. In the drama series, Erina Mano will play main character Kasumi. She is in her late 20’s and lands her dream job as an elementary school teacher. But she quickly burns out from her job and quits. With her finances dwindling, Kasumi decides to take on a series of short-term jobs.
“There’s No Easy Job in This World” will first air April 6, 2017 in Japan.
Character posters and second teaser trailer added for movie “Bluebeard” starring Cho Jin-Woong. The character posters are of Cho Jin-Woong, Shin Goo, Kim Dae-Myung & Lee Chung-Ah. Movie revolves around a doctor (Cho Jin-Woong) who begins to suspect his landlord (Shin Goo) and landord’s son (Kim Dae-Myung) may be serial killers.
“Bluebeard” opens March 1, 2017 in South Korea.
Here’s the first still images of Siwan (‘ZE:A’) in upcoming MBC drama series “King Loves” co-starring Yoona & Hong Jong-Hyun. The still images are from Siwan’s first day of filming for the drama series which took place January 8, 2017 at Daejanggeum Park in Yongin, South Korea.
“King Loves” airs sometime this year in South Korea.
Erika Sawajiri cast in new NTV drama series “Become a Mother” (literal title). Also cast in major supporting character roles are Eiko Koike and Yuka Itaya. All three will play mother roles. In the drama series, Erika Sawajiri will play Yui Kashiwazaki. She came to Tokyo from Hokkaido at the age of 19. After her 3-year-old son was kidnapped, she divorced and lived alone. 9 years later her son comes back. Drama series is directed by Satoru Nakajima and scripted by Fumie Mizuhashi.
“Become a Mother” first airs this April in JApan.
First teaser trailer added for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Ms. Perfect” (English title) starring Ko So-Young, Yoon Sang-Hyun, Cho Yeo-Jeong & Sung Joon. Drama series will premiere February 27, 2017 in South Korea (takes over KBS2’s Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Hwarang“).