Naohito Fujiki is cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Haru: Woman of a General Trading Company” (literal title) co-starring Miki Nakatani. In the drama series, Naohito Fujiki will play Hisashi Wada. He becomes the boss of his ex-wife Haru Unabara (Miki Nakatani) at a general trading company. The drama series is directed by Masato Hijikata (“Dinner“) and scripted by Yukari Tatsui (“Strawberry Night“).
“Haru: Woman of a General Trading Company” first airs October, 2019 (takes over TV Tokyo’s Monday 10 PM time slot after “Legal Heart“).
Namgung Min and Park Eun-Bin are cast in SBS drama series “Stove League” (working title). This is the first time since 2013 MBC drama series “Hur Jun, the Original Story” for Namgung Min and Park Eun-Bin to appear together in a drama series. The title “Stove League” refers to the baseball term “Hot Stove League” A.K.A. baseball’s off-season. In the drama series, Namgung Min will play Baek Seung-Soo. He is the newly hired general manager of professional baseball team Dreams. Park Eun-Bin will play Lee Se-Young. She is the operations manager of the Dreams.
“Stove League” will first air November, 2019 in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Friday & Saturday 10 PM time slot after “Vagabond“).
Teaser trailer #3 and #4 added for tvN drama series “Pegasus Market” (English title) starring Lee Dong-Hwi and Kim Byung-Chul. Both teaser trailer #3 and #4 has Moon Suk-Goo (Lee Dong-Hwi) and Jung Bok-Dong (Kim Byung-Chul) holding auditions for their store ‘Cheonrima Mart.’ Teaser trailer #3 has Kim Byung-Chul stating in Korean “Communication … pass” and then Lee Dong-Hwi stating with surprise “Our mart is weird. Employee is king.” Teaser trailer #4 has Kim Byung-Chul stating “Preparation … pass.” Lee Dong-Hwi then states “Our mart is weird. Employee is king.”
“Pegasus Market” first airs September 20, 2019 in South Korea.
Main poster added for tvN drama series “Melting Me Softly” starring Ji Chang-Wook and Won Jin-A. Caption on the poster states in Korean “The hottest moment of you and me is 33℃.” The teaser poster also reveals ep.1 will air September 28, 2019 in South Korea.
Anna Yamada and Karen Otomo are cast for lead roles TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Let’s Have A Meal Together.” The drama series is based on manga series “Shinmai Shimai no Futari Gohan” by Yutaka Hiiragi. For the live-action drama series, Anna Yamada and Karen Otomo will play two teen girls who become sisters after their parents remarry. They develop a bond through their love of food.
“Let’s Have A Meal Together” first airs October 10, 2019 in Japan.
Kim Myung-Soo (‘INFINITE’) is cast in KBS2 drama series “Welcome” (working & literal title). The drama series is based on webcomic “Easeowa” by Go A-Ra. In the drama series, Kim Myung-Soo will play Hong-Zo who is a cat. Hong-Zo also has a special ability to change into a man. He helps a woman heal from her emotional wounds. Filming for the drama series will begin in the second half of this year.
“Welcome” is tentatively scheduled to air from March, 2020 in South Korea.
5 character teaser trailers added for SBS drama series “VIP” starring Jang Na-Ra and Lee Sang-Yoon. The 5 introductory character teaser trailers are of Na Jung-Sun (Jang Na-Ra), Park Sung-Joon (Lee Sang-Yoon), Lee Hyun-A (Lee Chung-Ah), Song Mi-Na (Kwak Sun-Young) and On Yoo-Ri (Pyo Ye-Jin). Each of the teaser trailers ends with the respective actor’s voices and they state in Korean “Private office romance VIP.”
“VIP” is now scheduled to first air October 7, 2019 in South Korea.
Cho Yeo-Jeong is cast for the lead female role in KBS2 drama series “Woman of 9.9 Billion” (literal title). Actor Kim Kang-Woo is still “positively considering” an offer to play the lead male character. Cho Yeo-Jeong in “Woman of 9.9 Billion” will play Jung Seo-Yeon. Her character after living a difficult life comes in possession of 99 billion won (about $9 million USD). Drama series will be directed by Kim Young-Jo (“Cinderella’s Sister“) and scripted by Han Ji-Hoon (“White Nights“).
“Woman of 9.9 Billion” first airs November, 2019 in South Korea (takes over KBS2’s Wednesday & Thursday 10PM time slot after “When the Camellia Blooms“).
Yuina Kuroshima is cast in Fuji TV drama special “Fly! Boys, Fly!” co-starring Ren Nagase. The drama series centers around Chikara Asakawa (Ren Nagase) who is in training to become a flight attendant. For Yuina Kuroshima, she will play Tsubasa Takayama. She is a trainee to become a pilot. Judging by their uniforms and lanyard, both are trainees for real budget airline Jetstar. The drama special is directed by Takehiko Shinjo (“Your Lie in April“) and scripted by Kazunao Furuya (“Ouroboros“).
“Fly! Boys, Fly!” will air September 24, 2019 in Japan.
Two main posters & a teaser trailer added for tvN drama series “Miss Lee” (English title) starring Hyeri and Kim Sang-Kyung. Caption on the teaser poster below states in Korean “What the strong company is the one that holds out.” The drama series follows a young woman played by Hyeri who becomes the CEO of an electronics company teetering on bankruptcy.
“Miss Lee” will first air September 25, 2019 in South Korea (takes over tvN’s Wednesday & Thursday 9:30PM time slot after “When the Devil Calls Your Name“).
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