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News bites: December 21, 2022

News bites: December 21, 2022

  • Fairytale-like posters have dropped for MBC’s upcoming Kkokdu’s Season, illustrating our mystical couple Kim Jung-hyun (Mr. Queen) and Im Soo-hyang (Woori the Virgin) in both the present and the past. Also starring Dasom (Was it Love) and Ahn Woo-yeon (Young Lady and Gentleman), the fantasy romance will be coming to our screens on January 27 in the Friday-Saturday slot. [MBC]
  • KBS’s Brain Cooperation released bright new character posters, examining the heads of our four leads: Jung Yong-hwa (Sell Your Haunted House), Cha Tae-hyun (Police University), Kwak Sun-young (Behind Every Star), and Yeh Ji-won (Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol). In a busy month of premieres, the action-comedy will be broadcasting on January 2, with writing by Park Kyung-sun and PD Lee Jin-seo (Revolutionary Sisters) co-directing alongside PD Gu Sung-joon. [News1]

  • iKon’s Ju-ne (a.k.a. Gu Jun-hoe) is making his drama debut, joining Yoo Inna (Snowdrop) and Yoon Hyun-min (The Goddess of Revenge) ib ENA’s Bora! Deborah. With production led by the team who created Mad for Each Other – writer Ah Kyung and PD Lee Tae-gon – the rom-com is set to air in the early half of 2023. [News1]
  • New stills have come out for tvN’s Crash Course in Romance, featuring our beautiful and fearless banchan-making heroine Jeon Do-yeon (Human Disqualification). The rom-com puts her opposite Jung Kyung-ho (Hospital Playlist 2), with scripts by Yang Hee-seung (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju) and PD Yoo Je-won (Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha) at the helm. The premiere is currently slated for January 14 in tvN’s weekend slot. [YTN]

  • tvN also released the main teaser for their comedy-sageuk Poong the Joseon Psychiatrist 2, which will be launching in less than a month on January 11. While Kim Min-jae (Dal-li and Gamjatang) and Kim Hyang-gi’s (A Moment at Eighteen) relationship is complicated by a new love square, it looks like romance is blooming for the more confident Kim Sang-kyung (Racket Boys) as well. [Sports Donga]
  • Coupang Play came out with a new teaser for Fanta G Spot (previously Fantasy Spot), which stars EXID’s Hani (Idol: The Coup), Bae Woo-hee (Business Proposal), Park Sun-ho (Rugal), and Choi Kwang-rok (Green Mothers’ Club). The (quite racy) series starts this week on December 23 with writing by Do Yeon and PD Lee Yoon-ah directing. [Star News]
  • A slew of new posters have arrived this week for SBS’s Payback, featuring the charismatic main cast: Lee Seon-kyun (Dr. Brain), Moon Chae-won (Flower of Evil), Kang Yoo-seok (I Haven’t Done My Best Yet), Park Hoon (Big Mouth), and Kim Hong-pa (Shadow Detective). The revenge games begin next month on January 6, following The First Responders in the Friday-Saturday slot. [Newsen (1), (2)]


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