Feb 19 2024

Disney+ to stream “The Tyrant”

Disney+ is now set to stream “The Tyrant,” starring Cha Seung-Won, Kim Sun-Ho, & Kim Kang-Woo, as a 4 episode drama series. The project was originally planned as a theatrical film, but during the editing process a decision was made to release it as a 4 episode drama series. The drama series is written and directed by Park Hoon-Jung (“The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion“). He recently stated that “The Tyrant” is a large scale story and shares a world view similar to his past film “The Witch.”

“The Tyrant” will be avaiable to stream sometime later this year.

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Feb 18 2024

Taiga Kyomoto & Momoko Tanabe cast in Fuji TV-KTV drama “Omukae Shibuya-kun”

Taiga Kyomoto and Momoko Tanabe are cast in Fuji TV-KTV drama series “Omukae Shibuya-kun.” The romantic-comedy drama series is based on manga “Omukae Shibuya-kun” by Makoto Mitsuno. For Taiga Kyomoto, who will appear in a Fuji TV-KTV drama series for the first time, he will play popular actor Taikai Shibuya. He begins to take his 4 year old sister to preschool. There he meets his sister’s teacher played by Momoko Tanabe.

“Omukae Shibuya-kun” will first air April 2, 2024 in Japan.

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Feb 17 2024

Kaito Takahashi cast in TV Tokyo drama “95”

Kaito Takahashi from “King & Prince” is cast in TV Tokyo drama series “95.” The drama series is based on novel “95” by Kazumasa Hayami (“Our Family“). This will also mark Kaito Takahashi’s first time appearing in a TV Tokyo drama series. For “95,” Kaito Takahashi will play Akihisa Hiroshige. Set in 1995, he begins to run with a group of teamers in Shibuya.

“95” will first air April, 2024 in Japan.

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Feb 16 2024

Eiji Akaso cast in Fuji TV drama “Re: Revenge.”

Eiji Akaso is cast for the lead role in Fuji TV drama series “Re: Revenge.” This will be Eiji Akaso’s first time starring in a drama series for Fuji TV. The drama series features an original suspense-revenge screenplay centered around a large hospital. Eiji Aksao will play Kaito Tendo. He is estranged from his father, who is the chairman and founder of the hospital. An incident leads Kaito Tendo to come back to the hospital and try to protect what his father built.

“Re: Revenge” will first air April 11, 2024 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Thursday 10PM time slot after “Ooku: The Palace“).

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Feb 16 2024

Song Hye-Kyo and Jeon Yeo-Bin cast in movie “Black Nuns”

Song Hye-Kyo and Jeon Yeo-Bin are cast for lead roles in movie “Black Nuns” (literal title). Also cast in the film are Lee Jin-Uk, Heo Jun-Ho, and Moon Woo-Jin. The film have Song Hye-Kyo play Nun Yunia and Jeon Yeo-Bin play Nun Mikaela. They work feverishly to save a boy played by Moon Woo-Jin who is possessed by an evil spirit. Movie will be directed by Kwon Hyeok-Jae (“Count“) and filming will begin February 22, 2024.

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Feb 15 2024

Mio Imada cast in NTV drama “Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out”

Mio Imada is cast in NTV drama series “Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out.” The drama series is a remake of popular 2014 NTV drama series “Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out” starring Anne Watanabe and based off novels “Hanasaki Mai ga Damatte Inai” & “Fushoji” by Jun Ikeido. For the 2024 version of “Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out,” Mio Imada will play bank employee Mai Hanasaki. She gets transferred from a teller position to a HQ position overseeing local branch offices.

“Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out” will first air April 13, 2024  in Japan.

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Feb 15 2024

Air date and still images for MBC drama “Chief Detective 1958”

Air date and first still images added for MBC drama series “Chief Detective 1958” starring Lee Je-Hoon. The drama series is a prequel to long running MBC police drama series “”Chief Inspector” that ran from 1971 to 1989. The first still images show Lee Je-Hoon as Detective Park Young-Han. In the first still image below, Detective Park Young-Han stands in front of Jongnam Police Station, Seoul in the year 1958.  Detective Park Young-Han arrived in Seoul from his hometown of Hwangcheon. There, he ranked as the no.1 detective for arresting cattle thieves.

“Chief Detective 1958” is now set to first air April 19, 2024 (takes over MBC’s Friday and Saturday 9:50 PM time slot after “Wonderful World“).

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Feb 15 2024

Teaser trailer and poster for Netflix drama “Chicken Nugget”

Teaser trailer and teaser poster added for Netflix drama series “Chicken Nugget” starring Ryu Seung-Ryong, Ahn Jae-Hong, & Kim You-Jung. The drama series is based on webcomic “Dakgangjeong” by Park Ji-Dok and directed by Lee Byeong-Hun (“Extreme Job“). Caption on the teaser poster states “A new concept comedy that has never existed before in the world.”

“Chicken Nugget” will be available to stream March 15, 2024.

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Feb 14 2024

Ryoko Shinohara and Bakarhythm cast in Fuji TV drama “Yips”

Ryoko Shinohara and Bakarhythm are cast in Fuji TV drama series “Yips.” The comedy-mystery drama series will have Ryoko Shinohara play mystery writer Miko Kuroba and Bakarhythm play detective Toru Morino. They both suffer from the yips and begin to work together to solve cases.

“Yips” first airs April 12, 2024 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Friday 9 PM time slot after “Hospital Police Force“).

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