Byun Yo-Han is cast in upcoming drama series “Mr. Sunshine.” The drama series has already cast Lee Byung-Hun, Kim Tae-Ri and Yoo Yeon-Seok in leading roles. For Byun Yo-Han, he will play a major supporting character who appears childish, but has a warm heart. “Mr. Sunshine” is scripted by Kim Eun-Sook and directed by Lee Eung-Bok. They previously worked together in hit drama series “Descendants of the Sun” and “Goblin.”
“Mr. Sunshine” will first air sometime during the first half of 2018 in South Korea.
Main posters for tvN drama series “Criminal Minds” starring Lee Joon-Gi and Moon Chae-Won. The poster at top is of (clockwise) Son Hyun-Joo, Moon Chae-Won, Lee Joon-Gi, Lee Sun-Bin, Go Yoon and Yoo-Sun. The poster at the bottom is of Lee Joon-Gi, Moon Chae-Won and Son Hyun-Joo. The caption on that poster states “we can stop (them), if we can think like them.”
“Criminal Minds” first airs July 26, 2017 in South Korea.
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Ji Soo is cast in upcoming OCN drama series “Bad Guys 2.” He will take over for Um Tae-Goo who had to quit the drama series due to health issues. Ji Soo will play Han Gang-Joo. His character serves time in prison for other people. He does this for his family, but he realizes he is living the wrong type of life and decides to change.
“Bad Guys 2” will air in the second half of this year in South Korea.
Um Tae-Goo has dropped out of upcoming OCN drama series “Bad Guys 2” because of health issues. He recently injured his knee and also had a liver issue, which led to Um Tae-Goo being hospitalized for treatment. He is now discharged and undergoing outpatient treatment. Drama series “Bad Guys 2” is a sequel 2014 OCN drama series “Bad Guys,” but with a new cast featuring Park Joong-Hoon, Kang Ha-Neul and Joo Jin-Mo.
“Bad Guys 2” will air sometime in the second half of this year in South Korea.
Kang Min-Hyuk (‘CNBLUE’) will make a cameo appearance in ep.1 of KBS2 drama series “School 2017.” For his cameo appearance, Kang Min-Hyuk will play college student Jong-Geun. He is Eun-Ho’s (Kim Se-Jeong) first love and tries to motivate her to pick up her poor grades to enter the same prestigious university that he attends. .
Ep.1 of “School 2017” airs later tonight (July 17, 2017) in South Korea.
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Krystal from idol group ‘f(x)’ has been offered the lead female role in tvN drama series “Wise Prison Life” (literal title) starring Jung Kyoung-Ho and Park Hae-Soo. Character descriptions have not yet been revealed. The drama series will be set at a prison and revolve around the inmates and staff members there. Drama series will be directed by Shin Won-Ho. He has directed popular tvN drama series “Reply 1997,” “Reply 1994” and “Reply 1988.”
“Wise Prison Life” will air sometime in the second half of this year in South Korea.
Masahiro Higashide, Mackenyu Arata and Aoi Morikawa are cast in new movie “Over Drive.” In addition, Takumi Kitamura (‘Dish’), Keita Machida andKotaro Yoshida are cast in supporting roles. Screenplay is written by Sayaka Kuwamura and the movie will be directed by Eiichiro Hasumi. Story for “Over Drive” will follow the volatile relationship between two brothers who work in the racing car word. The older brother Atsuhiro Hiyama (Masahiro Higashide) is an engineer for a race car company and the younger brotherNaozumi Hiyama (Mackenyu Arata) is a talented driver for the same company. They constantly fight though over the younger brother’s reckless driving style. Meanwhile, Hikaru Endo (Aoi Morikawa) becomes his manager.
“Over Drive” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Here’s 3 character posters for upcoming MBC drama series “The King Loves” starring Siwan, Yoona (‘Girls’ Generation’) andHong Jong-Hyun.
Meanwhile, lead actor Siwan began his mandatory military enlistment on July 11, 2017 in South Korea. After he finishes basic training, he will be stationed with other soldiers and serve for 21 months. Siwan will be discharged on April 10, 2019.
“The King Loves” first airs July 17, 2017 in South Korea.
Main trailer added for upcoming horror film “The Mimic” starring Yum Jung-Ah. Movie is written and directed by Huh Jung (“Hide and Seek“).
“The Mimic” opens August 17, 2017 in South Korea.
Trailer added for upcoming live-action film “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K” starring Kento Yamazaki & Kanna Hashimoto. Movie is based on manga “Saiki Kusuo no Sainan” by Shuichi Aso and directed by Yuichi Fukuda. The trailer features theme song “Koi, Hajikemashita.” by Yuzu.
“The Disastrous Life of Saiki K” opens October 21, 2017.