May 26 2016

Haruma Miura cast in NHK drama series “Onna Joshu Naotora”

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.

May 26 2016

Ha Seok-Jin cast in MBC drama series “Something About 1%”

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.

May 26 2016

Kim Go-Eun offered lead female role in tvN drama series “Goblin”

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.”

May 26 2016

Teaser trailer for KBS2 drama series “Beautiful Mind”

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.

May 25 2016

First script reading for SBS drama series “Wanted”

First script reading for upcoming SBS drama series “Wanted” starring Kim A-JoongUhm 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-WooPark 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“).

May 25 2016

Emi Takei and Hideaki Takizawa cast in live-action TBS drama series “Seisei Suruhodo, Aishiteru”

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.

May 24 2016

Kim Ha-Neul offered lead role in KBS2 drama series “On the Way to the Airport”

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“).