The Buzz of Casting News for Upcoming Korean Dramas

Casting news

There are a lot of anticipated upcoming dramas like Hongs Sisters ‘Feeling Good and Warm’ and ‘In Time With You’, ‘Scholar Who Walks the Night’, ‘The Girl Who Can See Smells’ and especially awaited are Park Ji Eun’s ‘Producer’ and the new instalments of hit series ‘School 2015’ and ‘Answer Me 1988’.

Of course there is a lot of buzz about the possible leads but its getting dizzying with so many castings news that pop up every few hours. There are a lot of star names in the air so look forward to see if some of your favourite actors/actresses are coming back to the small screen.

Cast leads

Park Ji Eun who wrote mega hit ‘You Who Came from the Stars’ is returning with a new drama piece KBS’ ‘Producer’. Starring leads are Kim Soo Hyun, Cha Tae Hyun, Gong Hyo Jin and IU, with the first acting role of Running Man’s favourite Tiger Kim Jong Kook. The cast already had their first script reading on the March 23 and the drama will premiere in May. On the other hand SBS drama ‘The Girl Who Can See Smells’, previously known as ‘Sense Couple’, is already dropping teasers with leads JYJ’s Yoochun and Shin Se Kyung, who will be joined by second leads Nam Goong Min and Kim So Hyun. The drama premiers after the end of ‘Hyde Jekyll, Me’ on April 1.

more cast leads

On March 24 the production announced that Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang Sora are confirmed as leads for Hong Sisters drama ‘Feeling Good and Warm’, previously known as ‘Jejudo Gatsby’. Today news came that B1A4‘s Jinyoung is in talks to also join the drama. Kim Woo Bin was the first offered the lead role but he turned it down, followed by Rain, who as it seems is considering the offer of pining 7000 days for Ha Ji Won, if she accepts the role, in the Korean remake of hit Taiwaese drama ‘In Time with You’.

offered role

Casting developments sure seem to happen fast as yesterday there were news that TVXQ‘s Changmin was offered a second lead role in vampire sageuk drama ‘Scholar Who Walks the Night’ and 24 hours later it was reported that he has accepted the role. Other possible leads considering the drama are Lee Joon Ki and Han Groo.

Yesterday also came news that humorous actress Ra Mi Ran has received an offer in the new instalment of hit Reply series ‘Answer Me 1988’, followed by Girl’s Day’s Hyeri, who is mentioned to be in consideration for the lead role no less. And some sad drama casting news came from the anticipated upcoming drama ‘School 2015’ as CN Blue‘s Kang Min Hyuk turned down the male lead role hours after Lee Yoo Bi also declined. Now the production is offering the role to actress Kim So Hyun for her first leading role.

This is proving to be one of the wildest and hectic K-Drama casting news, but either way it seems we can enjoy spring with a lot of drama choices.


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