This week K-Drama casting news: (03.18~03.24)

Another week full of casting news and favorite actors coming back to our small screen! YAY! Let’s get started!

Aide:

Lee Jung Jae, Shin Min Ah & Lee Elijah confirmed for JTBC’s upcoming drama ‘Aide’ while Kim Dong Jun is positively reviewing the offer.

The drama will be directed by Kwak Jung Hwan PD (The K2, Ms. Hammurabi) and written by Lee Da Il (Life On Mars).

The drama tells the story of Jang Tae Joon (Lee Jung Jae) who graduated from the Korean National Police University and worked as a detective. He wanted to gain more power and decided to work in the National Assembly. Now, he is the chief aide to a 4-time lawmaker. He has excellent intuition, a cold-blooded decisiveness and a strong desire to win. He was able to place his lawmaker in the position of the party representative, but Jang Tae-Joon has higher ambitions. Meanwhile Kang Sun Young (Shin Min Ah) is a first year lawmaker who got elected through proportional representation and is a spokesperson for her party. She worked as a lawyer and hosted a current affairs TV program prior to becoming a lawmaker. She is ambitious and does her job well. Kang Sun-Young has an awkward relationship with Jang Tae-Joon, whose boss is a rival of the senior lawmaker who got her to become proportional representation lawmaker.

The drama will air in May.

The Great Show:

Lim Ju Hwan is positively reviewing the offer from tvN’s upcoming drama ‘The Great Show‘ along with Song Seung Heon.

The drama will center around Wi Dae Han and his three other problematic siblings. It will portray the way the four imperfect individuals come together and unite as a family in a comedic yet touching way. 

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

Running Investigators:

Lee Yo Won and Choi Gwi Hwa are positively reviewing the offer from OCN’s upcoming drama ‘Running Investigators‘.

The drama will be directed by Kim Yong Soo PD (White Christmas), It will center around government employees of Korea’s Human Rights Commission and will follow them as they investigate reports of human rights violations in different corners of Korean society.

The drama will air in the second half of this year.

Secret:

Jung Yeon Joo New actor Noh Kwang Sik confirmed for upcoming drama Secret along with Park Hae Jin & Jo Bo Ah.

The drama will be directed by Oh Jong Rok (The Greatest Wedding) and written by Lee Sun Young, It tells the story of Kang San Hyeok (Park Hae Jin), a member of the 119 special rescue team. They are usually transported by helicopter to rescue people. Kang San-Hyeok is handsome and smart, but he does not remember his childhood.

The drama doesn’t have a broadcast station yet but it’s aiming to air in the second half of the year.

City of Stars:

Byun Yo Han confirmed to step down from his role in upcoming drama ‘City of Stars’.

The drama will be directed by Jang Jin PD (We are Brothers). It tells the story of Yoo Dong-Ha, a maintenance technician for an aircraft. In his past, he was a member of the Air Force. An accident caused him to have claustrophobia and he has not been able to pilot a plane since that time. Yoo Dong-Ha is then selected as a candidate in a training project for potential astronauts. He goes through competitions and conflicts with other trainees and he must also face his claustrophobia.

Filming has be postponed and the production team are looking for a new lead. It’s still scheduled to be broadcast in the second half of the year.

Melo Suits Me:

Oh Seung Yoon confirmed for JTBC’s upcoming drama Melo Suits Me along with Chun Woo Hee & Gong Myung. He will play as a homosexual character.

The drama will be directed and written by Lee Byung Hun (Extreme Job, Twenty), It will tell the story of Im Jin Joo, Lee Eun Jung, and Hwang Han Joo who are best friends in their 30s. Hwang Han Joo is the head of a marketing team for a drama production company. She is a single mother who struggles to balance her work and personal life as she is raising a kid. Im Jin Joo is a drama writer with a lot of emotional ups and downs. Her personality is unique, talking to a luxurious purse at times. Even though she is a drama writer, she tries to write her scripts in a literary style. Lee Eun Jung is a documentary director. She runs her own production company, although she’s the only employee. One of her documentaries surprisingly becomes popular overnight.

The drama will air in July.

Save Me 2:

Han Sun Hwa & Sung Hyuk confirmed for OCN’s upcoming drama ‘Save Me 2’.

The drama will be directed by Lee Kwon PD (Door Lock) and written by Jo Geum San, it will tell the story of residents in a small town fall into a state of chaos due to the presence of a false religious group.

The drama will air in May.

Her Private Life:

Kim Mi Kyung confirmed for tvN’s upcoming drama Her Private Life. She will play as Park Min Young’s mother.

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 air on April 10.

Abyss:

Song Sang Eun confirmed for tvN’s upcoming drama ‘Abyss‘ along with Park Bo Young & Ahn Hyo Seop.

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.

The drama will air in May.

The Wind Blows:

Kam Woo Sung, Kim Ha Neul, Kim Ga Eun, Kim Sung Chul, Lee Joon Hyuk & Yoon Ji Hye confirmed for JTBC’s upcoming melodrama The Wind Blows.

The drama will be directed by Jung Jung Hwa (Flower Boy Next Door) and Written by Hwang Joo Ha (Mrs. Cop 1&2) and It will tell the story of Do Hoon (Kam Woo Sung) and Soo Jin (Kim Ha Neul), a married couple. Do Hoon learns that he has Alzheimer’s disease. He decides to divorce Soo Jin out of concern for her future. The couple divorces. 6 years later, they meet again.

The drama will air in May.

Flower Crew: Joseon Matchmaking Maneuver Agency:

Seo Ji Hoon, Kim Min Jae & Park Ji Hoon confirmed for JTBC’s upcoming drama ‘Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency’.

The drama will be written by Kim Yi Rang (the same writer who wrote the novel) and it will talk about before Lee Soo (Seo Ji Hoon) became a king. He was an ordinary blacksmith in the countryside. His life suddenly changed at the age of 23. This was when Lee Soo became the King of Joseon. Meanwhile, Lee Soo’s first love is Gae Ddong. He loved her before he took the throne. King Lee Soo wants to marry her, but, because of her humble background, it is virtually impossible. To marry Gae Ddong, Lee Soo hires the Flower Crew Matchmaking Agency. The agency consists of 3 handsome men: Ma Hoon, Do Joon and Ko Young Soo and they are the best matchmaking agency in Joseon. King Lee Soo asks the Flower Crew to make Gae Ddong a noble woman.

The drama will air on September 2.

Dan, Only Love:

Lee Ye Na confirmed for KBS’s upcoming drama ‘Dan Only Love’ along with Shin Hye Sun & Kim Myung Soo

The drama is directed by Lee Jung Sub PD (Queen For 7 days) and written by Choi Yoon Kyo (Lucky Romance). It will tell the story of an angel called Dan, He is a troublemaker and also an optimist. He receives a mission. If he succeeds, he can return to Heaven. His mission is to find true love for Yeon Seo, a ballerina who does not believe in love, but Dan end up falling in love with her.

The drama will air in May 2019.

Doctor Detective:

Bong Tae Gyu & Lee Ki Woo confirmed for SBS’s upcoming drama ‘Doctor Detective‘ along with Park Jin Hee

The drama will be directed by Park Jun Woo (The Its Know (variety show)) and Written by Song Yoon-Hee (Revivre), It will expose the dark side of society and tell the story of a “doctor detective” uncovering the truth and reasons behind people who have become ill in society.

The drama will follow ‘I Loved You From The Beginning’ in July

Designated Survivor:

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

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.

Which cast/drama are you mostly looking forward to?

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