May 8 2020

Ko Soo & Heo Jun-Ho cast in OCN drama series “Missing”

Ko Soo and Heo Jun-Ho are cast for lead roles in OCN drama series “Missing.” Also cast for supporting roles are Ahn So-Hee, Seo Eun-Su, and Ha-Joon. The drama series features a mixture of supernatural, mystery, thriller elements into its screenplay.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: A village holds spirits of missing, deceased people. A search to find the missing bodies and discover the truth behind their disappearance occurs.

Kim Wook (Ko Soo) is a smooth talker and a good-looking man. He commits fraud to make a living. One day, he happens to arrive at Duon Village, where the missing dead gather. He soon faces numerous mysteries.

Jang Pan-Seok (Heo Jun-Ho) is a mysterious figure. He secretly looks for missing people. He is the connection between Duon Village and the outside world. He becomes a fraud partner with Kim Wook and he solves cases.

Lee Jong-A (Ahn So-Hee) is Kim Wook’s supporter. She is a white hat hacker out to gain social justice. She works as a law-ranking public officer at a community center as her day job.

Shin Joon-Ho (Ha-Joon) is an elite detective. One month prior to his wedding with Choi Yeo-Na (Seo Eun-Su), his fiancé disappeared. To find her, he applies for the missing person squad.

“Missing” first airs August, 2020 in OCN’s Saturday and Sunday 9PM time slot.

May 7 2020

Main poster & teaser trailer #3 for MBC drama series “Kkondae Intern”

Main poster and teaser trailer #3 added for MBC drama series “Kkondae Intern” starring Park Hae-Jin and Kim Eung-Soo. The humorous teaser trailer #3 shows Ka Yeol-Chan (Park Hae-Jin) critiquing his former boss-now intern Lee Man-Shik (Kim Eung-Soo) on how to make ramen. Some of the nuggets of wisdom he imparts on his intern are “Why don’t you put the lid on it? Do you have any idea how much thermal efficiency you are losing?,” “Who puts in the sauce first? Do you flush the toilet before you take a dump?” and “Why are you putting in the green onions now? You’re supposed to put it in last so the aroma doesn’t go away!” Meanwhile, caption on the teaser poster asks “Do I still look like an intern?”

“Kkondae Intern” first airs May 20, 2020 in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Wednesday & Thursday 9PM time slot after “Find Me in Your Memory“).

May 7 2020

TaecYeon cast in movie “Hansan”

TaecYeon is cast in historical action film “Hansan” starring Park Hae-Il. The film is the second installment in a trilogy of films planned by director Kim Han-Min that revolves around the life of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin. His first film for the trilogy was 2014 film “Roaring Currents.” For movie “Hansan,” TaecYeon will play Im Joon-Young. He is a member of the Joseon naval force led by Yi Sun-Shin (Park Hae-Il). The screenplay will revolve around the “Battle of Hansan Island” which took place in 1592.

Filming for “Hansan” will begin in the second half of this year in South Korea.

May 7 2020

Uhm Ji-Won & Park Ha-Sun cast in tvN drama series “Postnatal Care Center”

Uhm Ji-Won and Park Ha-Sun are cast in tvN drama series “Postnatal Care Center” (literal title). Jang Hye-Jin is also cast in a supporting role, while actor Yoon Park  has received an offer to play the lead male role. Currently, Yoon Park is considering his offer. Story for the drama series will revolve around a postnatal care center where mothers and their newborn babies stay prior to returning their homes. Uhm Ji-Won will play lead female character Oh Hyun-Jin.

“Postnatal Care Center” will first air sometime in the second half of this year in South Korea.

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May 7 2020

First script reading for SBS drama series “Backstreet Rookie”

First script reading for SBS drama series “Backstreet Rookie” (English title), starring Ji Chang-Wook and Kim You-Jung, took place around February, 2020 in South Korea. The first script reading featured main cast members Ji Chang-Wook, Kim You-Jung, Han Sun-Hwa, Ahn Sol-Bin, Lee Byung-Joon, Woo Hyeon and others. “Backstreet Rookie” (literal title “Convenience Store Saet-Byeol”) is based on webcomic “Pyeonuijeom Saetbyeoli” by Hwalhwasan.

Ep.1 air date is also now set for June 12, 2020  in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Friday & Saturday 10 PM time slot after “The King: Eternal Monarch“).

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May 7 2020

Shin Sung-Rok & Lee Se-Young cast in MBC drama series “Kairos”

Shin Sung-Rok and Lee Se-Young are cast for lead roles in MBC drama series “Kairos.” Ahn Bo-Hyun and Nam Gyu-Ri are also cast for major supporting character roles in the drama series. The drama series is a thriller-mystery that involves two people communicating from the recent past and present.

“Kairos” first airs sometime in the second half of this year in South Korea.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Kim Seo-Jin (Shin Sung-Rok) is a man who is driven only to achieve success in his life. Thanks to his efforts, he is the youngest executive at his company. His life is perfect, with his beautiful violinist wife Kang Hyun-Chae (Nam Gyu-Ri) and a daughter. His wonderful life comes to a halt when his young daughter is kidnapped. He falls deep into despair. To change the past, when his daughter was kidnapped, he contacts Han Ae-Ri (Lee Se-Young) approximately one month in the past.

Han Ae-Ri has busy days with her studies and working a part-time job to make enough money to pay for her sick mother’s operation. One day, her mother suddenly goes missing. Han Ae-Ri falls into despair, when Kim Seo-Jin from the future contacts her.

May 6 2020

Launching teaser trailer for movie “Space Sweepers”

Launching teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Space Sweepers” starring Song Joong-Ki & Kim Tae-Ri. Movie is directed by Jo Sung-Hee (“A Werewolf Boy“). The sci-fi film reveals around the crew of Spaceship Victory which includes Captain Jang (Kim Tae-Ri), Pilot Tae-Ho (Song Joong-Ki), Tiger Park (Jin Seon-Kyu) and Robot Eobdong (Yu Hae-Jin). They look for space garbage to make money, but they come across a robot that is a weapon of mass destruction.

“Space Sweepers” will be released sometime this summer in South Korea.

May 6 2020

Teaser trailer #4 for JTBC drama series “Mystic Pop-up Bar”

Teaser trailer #4 added for JTBC drama series “Mystic Pop-up Bar” starring Hwang Jung-Eum, Yook Sung-Jae, and Choi Won-Young. The fantasy themed drama series has captions in teaser trailer #4 that states in Korean (0:04) “Lottery winning,” (0:07) “The secret is,” (0:17) “Right Geuseung!,” (0:38) “Between this world and the afterlife,” (0:40) “Leads to Geuseung, which is a world in a dream,” (0:42) “Mystic Pop-up Bar.”

“Mystic Pop-up Bar” first airs May 20, 2020 in South Korea.

May 6 2020

MBC drama series “Miss Lee Knows” to air from July 1, 2020

MBC drama series “Miss Lee Knows,” starring Kang Sung-Yeon & Jo Han-Sun, is now set to air from July 1, 2020 in South Korea. The drama series will follow “Kkondae Intern” in MBC’s Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 PM time slot. “Miss Lee Knows” consists of 4 episodes. The first script reading for the drama series took place April 6, 2020 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Mysterious cases take place at an apartment complex which is about to go under reconstruction. Lee Goong-Bok (Kang Sung-Yeon) is a real estate agent that works with apartments there. She has a meddlesome type of personality. In Cheol-Ho (Jo Han-Sun) is a veteran detective.

May 6 2020

Supporting cast for movie “The Brightest Roof in the Universe”

More castings announced for upcoming film “The Brightest Roof in the Universe” starring Kaya Kiyohara and Kaori Momoi. Cast in supporting roles for the film are Kentaro Ito, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Maki Sakai, Takashi Yamanaka, Kotaro Daigo, and Miki Mizuno. The film is based on 2003 novel Uchu de Ichiban Akarui Yane” by Tomoso Nonaka and directed by Michihito Fujii (“The Journalist“). For the film, Kentaro Ito will play university student Toru Asakura. Main character Tsubame played by Kaya Kiyohara has a crush on him. Hidetaka Yoshioka will play Toshio Oishi. He is the father of main character Tsubame. Maki Saki will play Asako Oishi. She is the stepmother of Tsubame and wife of Toshio Oishi.

Takashi Yamanaka will play Takehiko Ushiyama. He is the teacher for Tsubame’s calligraphy class. Kotaro Daigo will play Makoto Sasagawa. He is the ex-boyfriend of Tsubame. Lastly, Miki Mizuno will play Hibari Yamagami. She is the birth mother of Tsubame.

“The Brightest Roof in the Universe” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.