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News bites: August 27, 2022

News bites: August 27, 2022

Woo Do-hwan, Bona, Cha Hak-yeon

  • MBC is lining up a new fusion sageuk called Joseon Attorney, headlined by Woo Do-hwan (The King: Eternal Monarch), Bona (Twenty Five Twenty One), and Cha Hak-yeon (Bad and Crazy). Although the journey begins with our hero seeking revenge, the story follows his growth as he learns to become a true (legal) champion and fight for the good of the people. Written by Choi Jin-young with PD Kim Seung-ho and PD Lee Han-hoon co-directing, filming is set to commence once casting has been finalized. [News1]
  • This weekend sadly marks the finale for tvN’s Alchemy of Souls, but never fret because there’s good news! Filming for the upcoming part two is well underway and is scheduled to wrap sometime mid-fall. Our beloved mages should then be back on our screens before the year ends in December. [Star News]

Jeon So-ni, Gu Kyo-hwan, Lee Jung-hyun

  • Netflix is planning a new sci-fi horror called Parasyte: The Gray, with leads Jeon So-ni (Scripting Your Destiny), Gu Kyo-hwan (Monstrous), and Lee Jung-hyun (The Family Is Coming). Based on the acclaimed manga Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki, the story has also been made into two Japanese films as well as an anime series. Teaming up again after Monstrous – along with Gu – the new drama adaptation will be written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho (Hellbound) with Ryu Yong-jae (Money Heist Korea: Joint Economic Area) co-writing. [MBC]
  • It’s been a busy year for Seo Ji-hye (Adamas), who has a third (!) drama lined up for 2022: TV Chosun’s Red Balloon. Co-starring Lee Sung-jae (Show Window: The Queen’s House), Hong Soo-hyun (Police University), and Lee Sang-woo (Uncle), the drama is being planned to broadcast this December. PD Jin Hyung-wook (Born Again) is attached to direct with writing by Moon Young-nam (Revolutionary Sisters). [News]

  • A new poster has come out for TVING’s Yonder, which already has high expectations as film director Lee Joon-ik’s (The Book of Fish) first foray into dramas. Scripts were penned by Kim Jung-hoon and Oh Seung-hyun. Starring Shin Ha-kyun (Unicorn) and Han Ji-min (Our Blues), the sci-fi will be releasing this October on both TVING and Paramount+. [JTBC]
  • New posters have also dropped for Wavve’s upcoming Seasons of Blossoms, which has an ensemble cast including: Seo Ji-hoon (Men Are Men), So Joo-yeon (A Love So Beautiful), Kim Min-kyu (Idol: The Coup), Kang Hye-won (Best Mistake 3), Yoon Hyun-soo (Kill Heel), and Oh Yoo-jin (Bulgasal: Immortal Souls). Directed by PD Wang Hye-ryung with Park Yoon-sung and Kim Ha-nui co-writing, the youth romance launches next month on September 21. [News1]

  • tvN announced their lineup for the black comedy sageuk Umbrella, which stars Kim Hye-soo (Juvenile Justice), Kim Hae-sook (Tomorrow), and Choi Won-young (Golden Spoon). As the heads of the royal court – queen consort, queen dowager, and reigning king respectively – their blessing and curse is four squabbling princes who represent the future of Joseon. Written by Park Ba-ra with directing by PD Kim Hyung-shik (About Time), the drama is slated to air this coming October. [Dispatch]
  • Over on SBS, campus drama Cheer Up released stills from their first script reading, featuring cast members Han Ji-hyun (Penthouse 3), Bae In-hyuk (Why Her?), Kim Hyun-jin (Can You Deliver Time?), Jang Gyu-ri (It’s Okay to Not Be Okay), Lee Eun-saem (All of Us Are Dead), and Yang Dong-geun (Human Disqualification) among others. Premiering October 3 in the Monday-Tuesday slot, production is being led by PD Han Tae-sub (Stove League) and writer Cha Hae-won (VIP). [SBS]


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