Haruma Miura is cast in upcoming NHK taiga drama series “Onna Joshu Naotora” starring Kou Shibasaki. Also cast in supporting character roles are Tetta Sugimoto, Naomi Zaizen, Gin Maeda, Kaoru Kobayashi, Issei Takahash, Yuya Yagira, Shihori Kanjiya, Tsuyoshi Muro, Takashi Ukaji, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Shunsuke Kariya, Denden, Toshio Kakei and Baijaku Nakamura.
In “Onna Joshu Naotora,” Haruma Miura will play Naochika Ii. His character is the fiancé of Naotora (Kou Shibasaki). “Onna Joshu Naotora” first airs January, 2017 in Japan.
Ha Seok-Jin is cast in MBC drama series “Something About 1%.” Drama series is based on 2002 novel “1%ui Eoddungut” by Hyun Go-Woon which was previously adapted into 2003 MBC drama series “Something About 1%” starring Kim Jung-Hwa & Gang Dong-Won. Story for the drama series will have Ha Seok-Jin playing the attractive, but arrogant Lee Jae-In. He is ordered by his grandfather to enter into a 10 month contract engagement with a teacher that he has never met.
“Something About 1%” will air sometime this year in South Korea.
Actress Riria is cast in upcoming movie “The Werewolf Game: Prison Break.” Also cast in the film are Yutaro Watanabe, Kasumi Yamaya, Naoya Shimizu and Natsumi Okamoto. Movie is based on 2016 novel “Jinro Gemu Prison Break” by Ryo Kawakami.
“The Werewolf Game: Prison Break” will be released July 2, 2016 in Japan.
Kim Go-Eun has been offered the lead female role in upcoming tvN drama series “Goblin” (literal title) starring Gong Yoo. Currently, she is positively considering the offer. In addition, director Lee Eung-Bong who directed smash hit “Descendants of the Sun” is in discussion to direct “Goblin.” This would also pair together again director Lee Eung-Bong with screenwriter Kim Eun-Wook who wrote the screenplay for “Descendants of the Sun.”
First teaser trailer added for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Beautiful Mind” starring Jang Hyuk and Park So-Dam. Casting for Park So-Dam was a bit difficult, because she is already cast for the lead female role in drama series “Cinderella and Four Knights” which has yet to settle on a network. HB Entertainment which produces “Cinderella and Four Knights” was concerned that “Beautiful Mind” and “Cinderella and Four Knights” may air against each other, but now that scenario seems highly unlikely as scheduling for the summer season is about complete and Park So-Dam is now cast for “Beautiful Mind.”
Actual filming for “Beautiful Mind” begins next week after Jang Hyuk returns from China.
tvN has extended currently airing drama series “Another Miss Oh” starring Eric and Seo Hyun-Jin from 16 episodes to 18 episodes. According to tvN, the production team and cast discussed extending the drama series as they felt 16 episodes was not enough to tell its story.
Episode 9 airs May 30, 2016 in South Korea.
Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming live-action film “Drowning Love” (English title) starring Masaki Suda & Nana Komatsu. Movie is based on manga series “Oboreru Knife” by George Asakura.
“Drowning Love” is now slotted for release sometime this November in Japan.
First script reading for upcoming SBS drama series “Wanted” starring Kim A-Joong & Uhm Tae-Woong took place May 21, 2016 at SBS Ilsan Production Studios in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. First script reading had Kim A-Joong, Uhm Tae-Woong, Ji Hyun-Woo, Park Hae-Joon, Park Hyo-Joo and other main cast members in attendance.
“Wanted” first airs June 22, 2016 in South Korea (takes over the SBS Wednesday and Thursday 10PM time slot currently held by “Entertainer“).
Emi Takei and Hideaki Takizawa are cast in live-action TBS drama series “Seisei Suruhodo, Aishiteru.” Drama series is based on manga series “Seisei Suruhodo, Aishiteru” by Miyuki Kitagawa. Also cast in the drama series are Aoi Nakamura, Erena Mizusawa, Reina Triendl and Mitsuomi Takahashi. In the drama series, Emi Takei plays Mia Kurihara. She works in the PR department at a company. She falls in love with the Vice President at the company played by Hideaki Takizawa, but he is married.
“Seisei Suruhodo, Aishiteru” first airs this July in Japan.
Actress Kim Ha-Neul has been offered a lead female role in upcoming KBS2 drama series “On the Way to the Airport” (literal title). Actor Lee Sang-Yoon has already received an offered to play a lead male role and he is still considering the offer positively. Kim Ha-Neul is currently “positively considering” her offer.
If Kim Ha-Neul accepts, she will play Choi Soo-A. Her character is an assistant purser for an airline. She has been working there for 12 years. She is also married to an airplane pilot.
“On the Way to the Airport” will first air September, 2016 in South Korea (will take over KBS2’s Wednesday & Thursday 10PM time slot after “Uncontrollably Fond“).