Actor Ji Chang-Wook has been offered the lead role in upcoming drama series “K2.” If Ji Chang-Wook accepts the offer, he will play the main character who is a bodyguard. The bodyguard is abandoned by his country and colleagues. tvN is in discussions to air the drama series later this year, possibly from September in South Korea. The drama series will be directed by Kwak Jung-Hwan (“The Fugitive: Plan B“) and scripted by Jang Hyeok-Rin (“Yong-Pal“).
2 main posters and teaser trailer #3 added for upcoming SBS drama series “Doctors” starring Kim Rae-Won and Park Shin-Hye. Interesting enough, the early working title for the drama series translated into English was “Female Gangster, Hye-Jung,” but became “Doctors.” The early working title was in reference to Park Shin-Hye’s character of Hye-Jung. In her high school days, Hye-Jung was known to get into fights and her fighting prowess, but she put all that behind her to become a doctor.
“Doctors” will first air June 20, 2016 in South Korea.
Tomoyo Harada & Takumi Saito are cast in new NHK drama series “Unmei ni, Nita Koi.” The drama series falls within the romance genre, with Tomoyo Harada playing a divorcee in her 40’s. She supports herself and her teenage son by working for a delivering laundry service. Through her job, she meets a popular 30ish designer played by Takumi Saito.
“Unmei ni, Nita Koi” will first air September 23, 2016 in Japan.
Han Ye-Ri, Han Seung-Yeon (ex-‘Kara’ member), Park Eun-Bin, Hwa Young (ex-‘T-ara’ member) and Park Hye-Soo are all cast in new JTBC drama series “Age of Youth” (literal title). For the drama series, they will play university students who share a house together.
“Age of Youth” will first air this July in South Korea (takes over JTBC’s Friday and Saturday 8:30 PM time slot after “Mirror of the Witch.”).
Here’s the first still images of Lee Jong-Suk in upcoming MBC drama series “W” co-starring Han Hyo-Joo. In the drama series, Lee Jong-Suk plays Kang Chul. His character is the founder of a venture company and has 800 billion won ($687 million) in assets. His character is also intelligent and righteous.
“W” first airs July 20, 2016 in South Korea.
Upcoming SBS period drama series previously with the Korean working title of “Saimdang, the Herstory” has picked up the new Korean title of “Saimdang, Light’s Diary” (“Saimdang, Bitui Ilgi”). The drama series stars Lee Young-Ae and Song Seung-Heon. For Lee Young-Ae, it’s her first acting performance since 2005 film “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.” Filming for the drama series finished June 4, 2016 and took 10 months to complete.
“Saimdang, Light’s Diary” is now slotted to first air sometime this October in South Korea.