First teaser trailer and teaser poster added for JTBC drama series “Diary of a Prosecutor” starring Lee Sun-Kyun and Jung Ryeo-Won. Caption on the teaser poster states “It became clear. Now it is war.”
Meanwhile, pictures below are from the first script reading of the drama series which took place July, 2019 at JTBC Building in Sangam, Seoul, South Korea. The first script reading included main cast members Lee Sun-Kyun, Jung Ryeo-Won, Lee Sung-Jae, Kim Kwang-Kyu, Lee Sang-Hee, Jeon Sung-Woo, Baek Hyun-Joo, Ahn Chang-Hwan, Ahn Eun-Jin, and Jung Jae-Sung.
“Diary of a Prosecutor” is now scheduled to first air December 16, 2019 in South Korea (takes over JTBC’s Monday & Tuesday 9:30 PM time slot after “Chief of Staff 2“).
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Jang Hyuk & Jin Seo-Yeon are cast in OCN drama series “Say What You Saw,” co-starring Sooyoung. Jang-Hyuk will play lead male character Oh Hyun-Jae. He works as a criminal profiler. Jin Seo-Yeon will play major supporting character Hwang Hwa-Young. She is the team leader of an investigation team.
“Say What You Saw” will first air sometime in the first half of 2020 in South Korea.
Koichi Sato, Yuriko Ishida, and Hidetoshi Nishijima are cast in movie “Silent Tokyo: And So This Is Xmas.” The film is based on 2016 novel “And So This Is Xmas” by Takehiko Hata (“Unfair: The Movie“) and directed by Takafumi Hatano (“SP: The Motion Picture“). Story for the film is set on Christmas Eve where a series of bombings occur. Filming for the began on October 28, 2019. A movie set in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture has been created to recreate the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo. About 10,000 extras are being used on that movie set.
“Silent Tokyo: And So This Is Xmas” will be released winter, 2020 in Japan.
Nana Seino and Ryusei Yokohama are cast in NTV drama series “In The World Which Is Neither White Nor Black, Panda Laughs” (“Shiro demo Kuro demo Nai Sekai de, Panda wa Warau”). The drama series features a unique original screenplay and will be directed by Mitsutaka Endo (“The Cliff: A Man’s Judgement“). The unique story, recalling something that Satoshi Miki might have thought of, has Nana Seino playing Miss Panda and Ryusei Yokohama playing her male keeper. They attempt to uncover a mystery involving a secret.
“In The World Which Is Neither White Nor Black, Panda Laughs” will first air January, 2020 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Sunday 10:30 PM time slot after “Nippon Noir.”).
First script reading for JTBC drama series “Itaewon Class,” starring Park Seo-Joon, Kim Da-Mi, Yoo Jae-Myung, and Kwon Na-Ra, took place August, 2019 at JTBC Building in Sangam, Seoul, South Korea. The first script reading were led director Kim Sung-Yoon and screenwriter Jo Gwang-Jin. Main cast members that attended the first script reading included Park Seo-Joon, Kim Da-Mi, Yoo Jae-Myung, Kwon Na-Ra, Kim Dong-Hee, Ahn Bo-Hyun, Kim Hye-Eun, Ryoo Kyung-Soo, and Lee Joo-Young. The drama series is based on webcomic “Itaewon Class” by Jo Gwang-Jin (he also writes the screenplay adaptation). For Park Seo-Joon, he stated at the first script reading “Now, I can feel that the drama series is beginning with the first script reading practice. I am fluttering. With this fluttering mind, I will be at my best while shooting.”
“Itaewon Class” fwill irst air February, 2020 in South Korea.
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Ep.1 trailer added for JTBC drama series “Chief of Staff 2” starring Lee Jung-Jae and Shin Min-A. In season 2, Lee Jung-Jae as Jang Tae-Joon has now moved from chief of staff to a lawmaker. Around the 24 second mark of the ep.1 trailer, Lee Jung-Jae’s voice appears and he states “Let’s start now. I will give back as much as I have.” Meanwhile, above is a group poster of the drama series with Lee Jung-Jae, Shin Min-A, Lee Elijah, Kim Dong-Joon, Kim Kap-Soo, Jung Woong-In, Jeong Man-Sik, Park Hyo-Joo, and Jo Bok-Rae. Jeong Man-Sik, Park Hyo-Joo, and Jo Bok-Rae play characters that did not appear in the first season.
“Chief of Staff 2” first airs November 11, 2019 in South Korea.
Eric and Go Won-Hee are cast in new Channel A drama series “Yoobyeolna! Chef Moon.” The romantic-comedy drama series is set in the rural town of Seoha Village. Eric will play popular Chef Moon. He moves to Seoha Village after his parents die in a fire. Go Won-Hee will play fashion designer Yoo Yoo-Jin. A car accident causes her to lose her memory and she ends up in Seoha Village.
“Yoobyeolna! Chef Moon” first airs March, 2020 in South Korea.
Yuki Amami is cast for the main character role in NTV medical drama series “Top Knife.” The drama series is scripted & based on novel “Top Knife” by Koji Hayashi (“Iryu: Team Medical Dragon“) and directed by Kyoji Otsuka (“Queen of the Classroom“). The drama series will follow a group of doctors, with brain surgeon Yoko Miyama (Yuki Amami) central to all of the characters. This is Yuki Amami’s first starring role in an NTV drama series since 2015 drama series “Fake Marriage.” She also previouslyu worked with director Kyoji Otsuka in 2005 NTV drama series “Queen of the Classroom.”
“Top Knife” will first air January, 2020 in Japan.
Shohei Miura, Yuma Yamoto, Tsubasa Sakiyama & Kenta Suga are cast in WOWOW drama series “Wake Atte Kasei ni Sumimashita: Erabareshi 4nin.” The drama series is scripted by Osamu Suzuki (“Love x Doc“) and a stage play version will also take place in May, 2020. Shohei Miura, Yuma Yamoto, Tsubasa Sakiyama & Kenta Suga will all also star in the stage play version as well. The drama series version will unfold in an omnibus format with new actors appearing in each of the 6 episodes. The drama series revolves around a space project in the year 2030, where scientists will send 4 people to colonize Mars.
“Wake Atte Kasei ni Sumimashita: Erabareshi 4nin” first airs January, 2020 in Japan.
First teaser poster added for upcoming MBC drama series “Love With Flaws” (literal title “People With Flaws”) starring Ahn Jae-Hyeon and Oh Yeon-Seo. Two captions in Korean on the poster states “Let’s Date” and “Get Out.” “Love With Flaws” will first air November 27, 2019 in South Korea (slots into MBC’s Wednesday & Thursday 9PM time slot after “Extraordinary You“).