Ep.1 of “The K2” airs later tonight (September 23rd) in South Korea.
Han Ji-Min is set to make a cameo appearance in ep.11 of currently airing SBS drama series “Jealousy Incarnate” starring Kong Hyo-Jin & Cho Jung-Seok. Han Ji-Min decided to make her special appearance due to her working relationship with director Park Shin-Woo. She previously starred in 2015 SBS drama series “Hyde Jekyll, Me” which Park Shin-Woo directed.
For Han Ji-Min’s cameo appearance, she will play a woman on a blind date with Lee Hwa-Shin (Cho Jung-Seok).
Ep.11 of “Jealousy Incarnate” will air September 28, 2016 in South Korea.
Ryo Nishikido (‘Kanjani Eight’) is cast for the lead role in upcoming live-action film “Hitsuji no Ki.” Also cast in supporting roles for the film are Fumino Kimura, Kazuki Kitamura, Yuka, Mikako Ichikawa, Shingo Mizusawa, Min Tanaka and Ryuhei Matsuda. Movie is based on the manga series “Hitsuji no Ki” by Tatsuhiko Yamagami and directed by Daihachi Yoshida (“The Kirishima Thing“).
In the upcoming film, Ryo Nishikido will play Hajime Tsukisue. His character works as a city employee in the decaying port city of Uobuka. Six strangers move into the city and Hajime Tsukisue is tasked with welcoming to the city. The strangers carry a strange vibe about them. Hajime Tsukisue learns that the strangers are ex-prisoners, all convicted of murder and released under a new government parole system.
Filming for “Hitsuji no Ki” will begin October, 2016 and the movie is scheduled to be released sometime during 2018 in Japan.
Kaho Mizutani is cast in upcoming NHK drama series “The Sniffer” starring Hiroshi Abe. The drama series is a remake of Ukrainian TV series “The Sniffer.” Kaho Mizutani won the role after taking part in an audition among 50 other hopefuls, who were pulled from a pool of 400 applicants.
In the upcoming drama series, Kaho Mizutani will play Misato. She is the daughter of main character Shinichiro Hanaoka (Hiroshi Abe). Shinichiro Hanaoka works as a consultant who possesses a special sense of smell. He uses his special ability to solve cases.
“The Sniffer” first airs October 22, 2016 in Japan.
In addition, supporting cast for the upcoming has been revealed. Actors who will play new characters in the film are Kazuki Kitamura, Mayu Yamaguchi and Takeshi Kaga. While, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Koji Ishizaka and Yukie Nakama will play their respective characters that they have done so previously in earlier “Partners”/”Aibou” titles.
“Partners: The Movie IV” will be released February 11, 2017 in Japan.
Yukie Nakama is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Rakuen.” The drama series is based on the 2007 novel of same name by “Miyuki Miyabe.” In the drama series, Yukie Nakama will play Shigeko Maehata. She works a for a small editing company. She becomes involved with a case involving a couple that murdered their teenage daughter and buried her under their house for 16 years.
“Rakuen” first airs January, 2017 in Japan.
In the upcoming drama series, Yeon Jeong-Hun wiill play Mo Seung-Jae. He comes from an elite family. After the sudden death of his father, he lives a life that his grandfather wants and he hides his ambitions. Chae Jung-An will play Song Mi-Eun. She is married to Mo Seung-Jae. Even though they are married, Song Mi-Eun loves Yeo Woon-Gwang (Park Sung-Woong) and Mo Seung-Jae tries to destroy him because of this.
“Man to Man” will air sometime next year in South Korea.