News Roundup: Winners of the 6th Korean Art and Cultural Awards, casting spree, and more!

Here’s what happened in the K-Dramaverse this past week!

Kang Ji-hwan, Baek Jin-hee to lead webtoon-based drama

Baek Jin-hee (Let’s Eat 3) and Kang Ji-hwan (Children of a Lesser God) are up to romance each other in the upcoming webtoon-based drama Happier If You Died.

Baek Jin-hee is offered the role of Manager Luda Lee, while Kang Ji-hwan is currently reviewing the character of Chief Baek Jin-sang. The drama will revolve around Manager Luda Lee and Chief Baek Jin-sang’s adventures dealing with strange incidents as they leap through time.

In other news, Gong Myung (Revolutionary Love) is also offered a role in the said drama. Happier If You Died is scheduled to air this September on KBS.

Yoo Seung-ho to headline rom-com Revenge is Back; Jo Bo-ah offered female lead role

SBS confirms that actor Yoo Seung-ho (I’m Not a Robot) will lead its upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Revenge is Back (working title).

Yoo Seung-ho will take on the role of Kang Bok-soo, a clumsy high school student who was  expelled after being wrongly accused of violence. He then returns to Seol Song High School to seek revenge on his first love Son Soo-jung, who was the reason for his expulsion.

Actress Jo Bo-ah (Goodbye to Goodbye) is offered to play the female lead role. Revenge is Back is set to air in December following Fox Bride Star.

Yeon Jung-hoon, Go Joon-hee in talks for new supernatural drama

Yeon Jung-hoon (Bravo My Life) and Go Joon-hee (Untouchable) are both reportedly courted to star in the upcoming exorcism-themed drama of OCN, Possession.

The drama revolves around the love story of a detective possessed by another soul in his body, and a woman with psychic abilities. Go Joon-hee is offered the female lead character Hong Seo-jeong, a woman who sees spirits and is viewed as mentally unstable by others due to his abilities, while Yeon Jung-hoon is offered to portray the top company executive Oh Soo-hyeok, who is known for his charitable activities that support the underprivileged.

Possession plans to air in early 2019

Luther K-Drama remake reveals full cast

The full cast of Bad Detective, South Korea’s remake of popular British crime drama Luther, has been revealed.

Veteran star Shin Ha-kyun (Pied Piper) will top bill the series opposite rookie actress Lee Seol. Other cast members include Baro (Manhole), Park Ho-san (My Ahjussi) and Hong Eun-hee (Working Mom Parenting Daddy) among others.

Yoo In-na positively considering new drama of Why Secretary Kim PD

YG Entertainment recently confirmed that actress Yoo In-na (Goblin) is positively considering an offer to star in It Feels Sincere, a drama based on the novel of the same title.

It Feels Sincere follows the romance and drama of a lawyer and a top actress whose lives went sour after being involved in a scandal. The series will be helmed by Why Secretary Kim PD Park Joon-hwa and will air next year.

6th Korean Art and Cultural Awards names winners 

Film Development Merit Award: Yang Yoon-ho

Film Director Award: Kang Yoon-sung

Musical Award: Choi Jae-rim

Hip Hop Award: Yang Dong-geun

Model Award: Han Eu-ddeum

Hallyu Content PD Award: Kim Ji-wook

Radio Host Award: Lee Soo-ji

TV Host Award: Ha Ji-young

Comedian Award: Lee Yong-jin

Choreographer Award: Bae Yoon-jung

Actor Award: Oh Ji-ho

TV Actor Award: Hwang Bo-ra

Sports Entertainer Award: Kim Dong-hyun

Beauty Creator Award: Risabae

Beauty Icon Award: Han Chae-young

Music Producer Award: Future Bounce

Arts and Cultural Merit Award: Son Sung -min

Arts Education Award: Professor Park Moon-hee

Hallyu Media Development Award: Park Byung-guk

Cultural Business Promotion Award: Hwang Sung-yeon

💕 Here’s a bunch of stills, teasers, and behind the scene clips from ongoing and upcoming K-Dramas to brighten up your week!

❤ Thirty But Seventeen (SBS, Monday & Tuesday 22:00)

❤ Familiar Wife (tvN, Wednesday & Thursday 21:30)

❤ Time (MBC, Wednesday & Thursday 22:00)

❤ My ID is Gangnam Beauty (JTBC, Fridays & Saturdays 23:00)

❤ Hide and Seek (MBC, Saturdays 20:45)

❤ 100 Days MY Prince – September 10, 2018 (tvN, Monday & Tuesday 21:30)

❤ Terius Behind Me – September 26, 2018 (MBC, Wednesday & Thursday 22:00)

❤ The Third Charm – September 28, 2018 (JTBC, Friday & Saturday 23:00)

❤ The Smile Has Left Your Eyes – September 29, 2018 (tvN, Wednesday & Thursday 21:30)

❤ The Player – September 29, 2018 (OCN, Saturday & Sunday 22:20)

❤ The Beauty Inside – October 1, 2018 (JTBC, Monday & Tuesday 21:30)

❤ Bad Papa – October 1, 2018 (MBC, Mondays & Tuesdays 22:00)

❤ Two Lives One Heart – October 2018 (SBS, Wednesday & Thursday 22:00)


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