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News bites: February 15, 2023

News bites: February 15, 2023

Kang Hanna, Go Kyung-pyo

  • Go Kyung-pyo (Connect) and Kang Hanna (Red Heart) have been paired for JTBC’s new rom-com, No Secrets (working title). Still in the planning stages, the story will have Kang playing a variety show writer, who sees a chance to turn lemons into lemonade when announcer Go suddenly develops an inability to filter his words. [JTBC]
  • A new poster has dropped for tvN’s Pandora, showcasing our story’s main five players: Lee Jia (Penthouse 3), Lee Sang-yoon (One the Woman), Jang Hee-jin (The Red Sleeve Cuff), Park Ki-woong (The King’s Affection), and Bong Tae-kyu (Penthouse 3). The revenge-thriller premieres next month on March 11. [News1]

  • Yoon Kye-sang (Kiss Sixth Sense) has been confirmed for ENA’s Day of Kidnapping (roughly translated), acting alongside Park Sung-hoon (The Glory), Kim Shin-rok (Reborn Rich), and Kim Sang-ho (Bad Prosecutor) among other talents. Slated to air later this year, PD Park Yoo-young (A Model Family) is at the helm with scripts by Kim Je-young (Cheese in the Trap, the 2018 film). [Sports Donga]
  • Jin Ki-joo (Showtime Begins!) has been added to the cast of Uncle Sam-shik, joining the powerhouse lineup led by Song Kang-ho (Emergency Declaration), Byun Yo-han (Mr. Sunshine), Lee Kyu-hyung (Big Bet), and Seo Hyun-woo (Behind Every Star). Production for the 1960s period drama has both writing and directing by filmmaker Shin Yeon-shik (Cassiopeia). [Star News]

  • TVING released new posters for their sci-fi Duty After School, which has Shin Hyun-soo (Critical X) and Im Se-mi (The Empire) leading a troop of student soldiers to defend the school and the planet against alien invaders. Directed by PD Sung Yong-il (Class of Lies) with scripts by Yoon Soo, the battle for human survival begins this March. [News1]
  • SBS’s Taxi Driver team has been re-assembled for season two’s newest teaser, revving up the engines for the premiere this week on February 17. Starring Lee Je-hoon (Move to Heaven), Kim Eui-sung (Under the Queen’s Umbrella), and Pyo Ye-jin (VIP), production is in the hands of PD Lee Dan and writer Oh Sang-ho. [Sports Chosun]
  • SBS has been keeping busy with Romantic Guest House as well, which stars Shin Ye-eun (The Glory), Ryeoun (Through the Darkness), Kang Hoon (Little Women), and Jung Geon-joo (Kiss Sixth Sense). Coming to our screens on March 20, new stills came out this week, featuring the cast at the drama’s first script reading. [SBS]


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