This week K-Drama casting news: (02.11~02.17)

So many casting news have happened this week! A lot of our favorite are coming back and I really can’t wait for most of these drama! Let’s get started!

READ: This week K-Drama casting news: (02.04~02.10)

Abyss:

Park Bo Young & Ahn Hyo Seop confirmed for tvN’s upcoming drama ‘Abyss.

The drama will be directed by Yoo Je Won (Oh My Ghost) and Written by Moon Soo Yun (Rude Miss Young Ae 9 & 10), It tells the story of a man and a woman who suddenly meet their death and are given another chance at life through soul-reviving beads in a magical abyss. By using the magic, their souls are reborn on earth, but they find themselves in completely different physical bodies.

It’s expected to air in the first half of this year.

Big Issue:

Choi Song Hyun confirmed for SBS’s upcoming drama ‘Big Issue’. She will play the role of Joo Jin Mo‘s wife.

The drama will be directed by Lee Dong Hoon (God’s Gift – 14 Days) and written by Jang Hyeok Rin (The K2) and The story is set within the frenzy world of the paparazzi media. Due to a photograph, Han Seok Joo (Joo Jin Mo) loses everything, including his job as a photographer for a top newspaper and his family. Ji Soo Hyun (Han Ye Seul) is the notorious chief editor of a paparazzi group. She hires the man to become a paparazzi photographer.

The drama will follow ‘The Last Empress’ in March.

Mung Bean Flower:

Park Gyu Young confirmed for SBS’s upcoming drama ‘Mung Bean Flower’ along with Jo Jung Suk & Yoon Si Yoon. She will play as Choi Won Young‘s sister.

The drama be directed Shin Kyung So PD (Six Flying Dragons) & written by Jung Hyun Min (Asssembly). It’s set during the Donghak Peasant Revolution which took place from 1894-1895. Two half-brothers fight on opposite sides of this rebellion. Baek Yi-Kang (Jo Jung Suk) is the first son of an important family. His father is wealthy and he is notorious as a local government officer. But, Yi-Kang’s mother is from the the lowest class. Due to his mother’s low social class, people look down on him. Song Ja-In (Han Ye Ri) is the only daughter for the head of a large peddlers group. She is the owner of Jeonjoo Yeokak, which sells merchandise and is also an inn. She has courage, stays calm under pressure and has charisma. She dreams of becoming the best merchant in Joseon. Baek Yi-Hyun (Yoon Si Yoon) is Yi-Kang’s younger half-brother. He is smart, handsome and polite. Unlike Yi-Kang, Baek Yi-Hyun was not born out of wedlock. Yi-Hyun has everything and he treats his half-brother politely.

The drama is scheduled to be broadcast in the first half of 2019.

Love Alarm:

Song Geon Hee & Z Hera confirmed for Netflix’s upcoming drama Love Alarm along with Kim So Hyun, Jung Ga Ram, Song Kang & Go Min Si.

The drama will be directed by Lee Na Jeong (Fight For My Way) and Written by Cheon Kye Young (webcomic), Lee A-Yeon & Seo Bo-Ra. It tells the story of a cellphone app Joalarm. If someone likes you and they are within 10 meters of you, the alarm for the app rings. The app also shows how many people like you, but the app doesn’t reveal specific details on who likes you.

The drama will be released in the first half of this year.

Kill It:

Ji Il Joo cast in OCN’s upcoming drama Kill It along with Jang Ki Yong & NaNa. He will play the role of a good detective.

The drama is directed by Nam Sung Woo (100 Days My Prince) & Written by Son Hyun Soo & Choi Myung Jin. It tells the story of Kim Soo Hyun (Jang Ki Yong), an elite assassin. He kills his targets and disappears. His identity like race, age or name is unknown to others. Every organizations from all over the world wants to hire him. Do Hyun Jin (Nana) graduated at the top of her class from a police university. She is an excellent detective who is also arrogant. They come across each other, but
Do Hyun Jin starts to sympathize Kim Soo Hyun.

The drama will air in March 16.

Doctor Prisoner:

Bae Yoon Kyung cast in KBS’s upcoming drama Doctor Prisoner along with Nam Goong Min.

The drama will be directed by Hwang In Hyuk PD (Assembly) & Written by Park Kye Ok (Inspiring Generation). It tells the story of Na Yi Je (Nam Goong Min), a surgeon with excellent skills and has a kind personality. He gets involved in a medical accident which he did not cause. The medical accident leads him to get kicked out of the hospital where he works. He then begins work as the chief of a prison medical clinic.

The drama will air in March 20.

Save Me 2:

Esom, Uhm Tae Goo & Cheon Ho Jin are positivity reviewing the offer from OCN’s upcoming drama ‘Save Me 2’.

The drama will be directed by Lee Kwon PD (Door Lock) and the plot haven’t been released yet.

The drama will air in May.

My Prettiest Daughter In The World:

Kim Hae Sook confirmed for KBS’s upcoming weekend drama My Prettiest Daughter In The World along with Kim So Yeon & YooSun.

The drama will be directed by Kim Jong Chan PD (Miss Mamma Mia) and written by Jo Jung Sun (Father, I’ll take care of you). It will tell the story of Park Sun Ja and her three daughters.

The drama will air in March.

Love at First Sight:

Kim Ji Min confirmed for SBS’s upcoming drama ‘Love at First Sight’ along with Kim Young Kwang & Jin Ki Joo.

The drama is directed by Lee Gwang Young PD and written by Kim A Jung (Queen Of Ring). It tells a romance story between Do Min Ik (Kim Young Kwang), a director of the mobile media 1 team at T&T. He is smart and excellent at his job, and Jung Gal Hee (Jin Ki Joo) Do Min Ik’s secretary. She looks soft, but she hides her tough side.

The drama will air in May.

Confession:

Kim Young Hoon confirmed for tvN’s upcoming drama Confession along with Lee Jun Ho & Yoo Jae Myung. He will play as the nephew of the former president and will be a villain.

The drama is directed by Kim Cheol Kyu PD (Mother, Chicago Typewriter) and written by Im Hee Cheol. It tells the story of a case involving the hidden truth behind the law prohibiting double jeopardy. When Choi Do Hyun (Lee Jun Ho) was a boy, he had a heart disease. He spent most of his childhood in a hospital. He miraculously had a chance for a heart transplant. Right after the successful of the surgery, his father was accused of murder, he received the death penalty. To investigate his father’s case, Choi Do Hyun now works as a lawyer.

The drama will air in March.

Her Private Life:

Kim Bo Ra & Jung Jae Won confirmed for tvN’s upcoming drama ‘Her Private Life’ along Kim Jae Wook & #Park Min Young. Kim Bo Rawill play as a fansite master and PMY’s rival.

The drama is directed by Hong Jang Chan PD (Dear My friends, Life) and It’s based on the webtoon “Noona Fan Dot Com” and It’s about a talented gallery curator named Sung Duk Mi (Park Min Young), who is an idol fangirl underneath her professional veneer. Meanwhile, her boss Ryan (Kim Jae Wook) becomes a passionate fanboy of her.

The drama will follow ‘Touch Your Heart’ in April.

When the Devil Calls Your Name:

Jung Kyung Ho, Park Sung Woong, Lee Seol, Lee El & Song Kang confirmed for tvN’s upcoming drama When The Devil Calls Your Name.

The drama is written by Noh Hye Young (Come Back Mister) and directed by Min Jin Ki PD (Circle), It tells the story of a man who sold his soul to the devil ten years ago for youth and success. But as soul collection day draws near, he bargains with the devil for an extension of their contract. The devil’s conditions are this: He must find three other people who have promised to sell their souls and take their contracts.

It’s scheduled to be broadcast in the second half of this year.

I Holo You:

Yoon Hyun Min & Go Sung Hee confirmed for Netflix’s upcoming drama ‘I Holo You’ (나 홀로 그대).

The drama will be directed by Lee Sang Yeob PD (Familiar Wife) and written by Ryu Yong Jae (Pied Piper), It tells the story of a lonely woman who, by chance, encounters a personal-use artificially intelligent (AI) hologram that is incredibly loyal. Adding another dimension to the story, the hologram was created in the image of its human inventor.

Designated Survivor:

Heo Joon Ho confirmed for tvN’s upcoming drama Designated Survivor a remake of American drama along with Ji Jin Hee.

The drama is directed by Yoo Jung Sun PD (What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim) and written by Kim Tae Hee (Beautiful Mind). It tells the story of Park Moo Jin, a former professor of chemistry and now holds the Minister of Environment position. He doesn’t have ambition, personal beliefs or political sense as a politician. One day, high ranking government officers are gathered for the President’s State of the Union address. An explosion then takes place, killing many government officials, including the President. He is the highest ranking government officer left alive. He doesn’t want the position, but he must sit as the acting president for 60 days. He chases after the person or group responsible for the explosion and he grows as a national leader.

The drama is expected to air in the first half of this year.

Hotel Del Luna:

Yeo Jin Goo & IU are positivity reviewing the offer from tvN’s upcoming drama ‘Hotel Del Luna‘.

The drama will be directed by Oh Choong Hwan PD (While You Were Sleeping) & Written by Hong Sisters (Hwayugi). It tells the story of a man who began working Hotel del Luna as a manager due to an unexpected case. Jang Man Wol is the hotel CEO, she is beautiful but she is not nice to others. She made a big mistake many years ago and because of that she has been under a curse for over a 1,000 years.

The drama will follow ‘Asadal Chronicles’ in August.

Which cast/drama are you mostly looking forward to?

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