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)