“The Legend of the Blue Sea” first airs November 16, 2016 in South Korea.
The screenplay for the drama series is scripted by Park Hye-Ryun. This is important, as Park Hye-Ryun has worked with Lee Jong-Suk in SBS drama series “I Can Hear Your Voice” and SBS drama series “Pinocchio.” Meanwhile, Bae Suzy has worked with Park Hye-Ryun in KBS2 dream series “Dream High.” SidusHQ will produce the drama series and casting is expected to finish this year. Filming is expected to begin in early, 2017. It has yet to be determined which network will air the drama series, but it is expected to air sometime in spring or early summer, 2017 in South Korea.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action film “Blade of the Immortal” starring Takuya Kimura & Hana Sugisaki. Filming for the movie took place in Kyoto, Japan from November, 2015 through January, 2016. The climax scene involving Manji (Takuya Kimura) taking on 300 men took 15 days to film.
“Blade of the Immortal” will be released April 29, 2017 in Japan.
KBS2 drama series “Sound of Your Heart,” starring Lee Kwang-Soo & Jung So-Min, is now set to air from December 9, 2016 in South Korea. The drama series consists of 20 episodes with each episode lasting for 15 minutes. 4 episodes will air per week on Friday night . The drama series follows the relationship between a cartoonist (Lee Kwang-Soo) and those around him.
Takuya Kimura is cast in new TBS medical drama series “A Life.” Also cast in supporting roles are Yuko Takeuchi, Kenichi Matsuyama, Fumino Kimura, Nanao, Akira Emoto, Min Tanaka, Takashi Kobayashi, Mitsuhiro Oikawa & Tadanobu Asano.
In the drama series, Takuya Kimura will play lead character Kazuaki Okita. He tries to do his best to save patients’ lives. Tadanobu Asano will play his former friend who got him kicked out of the hospital, while Yuko Takeuchi plays his former girlfriend who is now married to the character played by Tadanobu Asano.
“A Life” first airs this January in Japan.
For the drama series, Kim So-Hyun will play lead female character Lee Ga-Eun. Her character is the daughter from a military family. She has a strong sense of justice and high intelligence. Lee Ga-Eun attempts to take revenge on Crown Prince Lee Sun (Yoo Seung-Ho), who beheaded her father, but she falls in love with him.
“Ruler: Master of the Mask” airs sometime next year in South Korea.
Tomokazu Miura, Hitomi Kuroki, Atsuko Maeda & Asuka Kudo are cast in upcoming TV Asahi drama series “Shukatsu Kazoku” (literally “Job Searching Family”). The four announced cast members will play a family. The family appears to be a family at peace, but an incident causes the family to unravel.
“Shukatsu Kazoku” first airs sometime January, 2017 in Japan.
Park Ha-Sun is cast in movie “Young Cop” starring Park Seo-Joon & Kang Ha-Neul. For the movie, Park Ha-Sun will play Joo-Hee. She attends the police academy and is a senior to new cadets played by Park Seo-Joon & Kang Ha-Neul. When she trains her juniors she is strict and cold, but she has a warm heart.
Filming for “Young Cop” begins before the end of this year.
Jung Kyoung-Ho and Baek Jin-Hee are now cast in upcoming MBC drama series “Missing Nine.” They will play lead characters in the drama series. For Jung Kyoung-Ho, he will play Seo Joon-O. He used to be a popular singer, but he isn’t popular anymore. He appears on TV show to make money. Baek Jin-Hee will play Ra Bong-Hee. She is the stylist for Seo Joon-O. Ra Bong-Hee and Seo Joon-O then board a flight that include top stars and people that work for the stars. The plane crashes on a deserted island and they become castaways.
“Missing Nine” will first air January, 2017 in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Wednesday and Thursday 10PM time slot after “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo“).