March 5, 2022 » Dramabeans Korean drama recaps




News bites: March 5, 2022

  • At long last, casting has been finalized for the Hong sisters’ newest drama Hwanhon (romanization of the Korean title), with Lee Jae-wook (Do Do Sol Sol La la Sol) and Jung So-min (Monthly Magazine Home) in the lead roles! The lineup for the fantasy romance also includes NU’EST’s Hwang Min-hyun (Live On), Shin Seung-ho (DP), Yoo Joon-sang (The Uncanny Counter), Oh Nara (Racket Boys), and Jo Jae-yoon (Mouse) among others. Written by the famous sister duo who wrote Hotel del Luna and a slew of other big (and classic!) dramas, PD Park Joon-hwa (What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, Because This Life Is Our First) is attached to direct. [10 Asia]
  • We get a double dose of Lee Jun-ki (Flower of Evil) in the new poster for SBS’s upcoming Again my lifewhich also stars Lee Kyung-young (The Veil) and Kim Ji-eun (The Veil). Premiering next month on April 8, photos from the drama’s first script reading were released this week as well. [News1, SBS]

  • Also coming this April is JTBC’s Green Mothers’ Clubwith Lee Yo-won (Running Investigators), Chu Ja-hyun (Unfamiliar Family), Kim Gyu-ri (Designated Survivor: 60 Days), Jang Hye-jin (The Red Sleeve Cuff), and Joo Min-kyung (Jirisan) in the main cast. With the broadcast date confirmed for April 6, a new teaser dropped this week. [Newsen]
  • TVING has been busily releasing promos for King of Pigsand we now have new character posters as well as a video teaser with some backstory. Coming to our screens on March 18, the thriller stars Kim Dong-wook (You Are My Spring), Kim Sung-kyu (One Ordinary Day), and Chae Jung-ahn (Monthly Magazine Home). [News1, Newsen]

  • Disney+’s 4-episode romance drama Soundtrack #1 is confirmed to premiere on March 23, and a new teaser featuring lead actors Park Hyung-shik (Happiness) and Han So-hee (My Name) gives us a taste of the friends-to-maybe-lovers tale to come. [Newsis]
  • On the tvN front, Kill Heel premieres this coming Wednesday and a highlight rel was made available, featuring the fierce leading ladies: Kim Haneul (18 Again), Kim Sung-ryung (Are You Human Too), and Lee Hye-young (Lawless Attorney). [Newsen]

  • TVING’s Monstrous is a new mystery-thriller about a cursed statue of Buddha found in a remote village. The cast line-up includes Gu Kyo-hwan (DP), Shin Hyun-bin (Reflection of You), Kim Ji-young (Graceful Friends), Park Ho-san (Tracer), Kwak Dong-yeon (Vincenzo), and Nam Da-reum (The Great Shaman Ga Doo-shim). With film director Jang Geon-jae (Vestige) at the helm, scripts will be co-written by Ryu Yong-jaePsychopath Diary) and horror mainstay, director Yeon Sang-ho (Hellbound, Train to Busan). A teaser poster has been dropped, and an official launch date is coming sometime in April. [KBS]
  • Netflix’s megahit drama Squid Game celebrated another victory this week, taking home three trophies at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. Congratulations to Lee Jung-jae, Jung Ho-yeonand all of the Squid Game cast and crew! [MBC]

  • Photos from the first script reading for KBS’s new sageuk Red Heart have been released. The drama is currently set to premiere later this year following Crazy Love and stars Lee Joon (Bulgasal: Immortal Souls), Kang Hanna (My Roommate Is a Gumiho), and Jang Hyuk (Tell Me What You Saw), among others. The story is about a fictional Joseon king named Lee Tae and his rise to power. [KBS]
  • tvN’s Shooting Star also dropped photos of their script reading along with a cute new poster of the main cast. Set within the entertainment industry, the cast lineup includes Lee Sung-kyung (Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2), Kim Young-dae (Penthouse 3), Yoon Jong-hoon (Penthouse 3), Kim Yoon-hye (Vincenzo), Park So-jin (The Spies Who Loved Me), and CNBLUE’s Lee Jung-shin (Longing Heart), and is coming sometime in April. [News1, YTN]

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