Kwon Yuri from ‘Girls’ Generation’ is cast for the lead female role in upcoming SBS drama series “Defendant.” Meanwhile, actor Ji Sung is still considering an offer to play the lead male character. Already cast in supporting roles are Oh Chang-Suk & Kim Min-Suk.
In drama series “Defendant,” Kwon Yuri will play Seo Eun-Hye. She works as a public defender and holds a strong sense of justice. She is not afraid of opposing the prosecutor or the judge in the name of justice.
Filming for “Defendant” is expected to start December, 2016 and the drama series will first air sometime January, 2017 in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim“).
Mone Kamishiraishi is cast in live-action TBS drama series “Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba.” The drama series is based on manga series “Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba” by Sanami Suzuki. This will be Mone Kamishiraishi’s first lead acting role in a drama series. In the upcoming drama series, Mone Kamishiraishi will play Fumiko Yamada. Her character is a university student with shy and eccentric tendencies, but she absolutely loves to cook. She also has a doll named “Hokusai.”
“Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba” first airs January 22, 2017 on MBS and January 24, 2017 on TBS. MBS and TBS will air the drama special “Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba-Jokyo Shinkyo Meshi Keikaku hen’’ a week before the drama series airs.
Here’s still images of Gong Yoo and Kim Go-Eun in upcoming tvN drama series “Goblin.” This scene was filmed on location in Quebec, Canada on October 14, 2016.
“Goblin” first airs December 2, 2016 in South Korea.
Junpei Mizobata is cast in new live-action film “Hurricane Polymar.” The movie is based on the TV anime series “Hurricane Polymar” which aired on channel NET (now TV Asahi) from 1974-1975. Junpei Mizobata will play main character Takeshi Yoroi. He is a private investigator who came into a possession of a special suit made out of an artificial polymar. With the suit, Takeshi Yoroi turns into Hurrican Polymar – a superhero with the ability to transform into 5 different kinds of vehicles. Also cast in supporting roles are Yuki Yamada,
Mikie Hara & Yurina Yanagi.
“Hurricane Polymar” will be released May, 2017 in Japan.
Atsushi Arai and Amane Okayama are cast in new movie “Kamisama no Wadachi: Checkpoint of the Life.” Movie is written and directed by Yu Sakudo. In the movie, Atsushi Arai and Amane Okayama play longtime friends who are bicycle enthusiasts. The film will show their interactions with people around Ide, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
“Kamisama no Wadachi: Checkpoint of the Life” will be released sometime during spring, 2017 in Japan.
Here’s 2 new teaser posters for upcoming SBS drama series “The Legend of the Blue Sea” starring Gianna Jun & Lee Min-Ho.
“The Legend of the Blue Sea” first airs November 16, 2016 in South Korea.
Teaser poster added for WOWOW drama series “Honjitsu wa, Ohigara mo Yoku” starring Manami Higa. Drama series is based on 2010 novel”Honjitsu wa, Ohigara mo Yoku” by Maha Harada.
“Honjitsu wa, Ohigara mo Yoku” airs from January 14, 2017 in Japan.
Lee Jong-Suk & Bae Suzy have been offered the lead roles in upcoming drama series “While You Were Sleeping.” Currently, the two are “positively considering” the offers.
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.