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News bites: February 19, 2022

News bites: February 19, 2022

  • An interesting new poster has dropped for JTBC’s upcoming My Liberation Diary, featuring siblings Lee Min-ki (Oh! Master), Kim Ji-won (Lovestruck in the City), and Lee El (When the Devil Calls Your Name) together on a crowded train. Stuck in a rut and tired of their mundane lives, everything changes when the mysterious Sohn Seok-gu (D.P.) comes to town. Premiering in April, production is in the capable hands of writer Park Hae-young (My Ajusshi) and PD Kim Seok-yoon (The Light in Your Eyes). [JTBC]
  • Kang Haneul (When the Camellia Blooms) has lined up his next project with KBS. The drama is called Trees Die Standing, and is about a no-name actor who wants to fulfill his dying grandma’s last wish. PD Yoon Sang-ho, who worked with Kang previously when he made a guest appearance on River Where the Moon Rises, is at the helm. [KBS]

  • Stills of the first script reading for KBS’s upcoming Going to You at a Speed of 493 km were released this week. Starring Park Joo-hyun (Mouse) and Chae Jong-hyeop (The Witch’s Diner, Nevertheless), the sports romance is currently set to premiere April 13. [KBS]
  • We get our first peek at film director Lee Joon-ik (The Book of Fish)’s new drama Beyond the Memory, featuring Shin Ha-kyun (Beyond Evil), Han Ji-min (One Spring Night), Lee Jung-eun (Juvenile Justice), and Jung Jin-young (Bulgasal: Immortal Souls). The sci-fi drama is being jointly produced by both TVING and Paramount, and will be made available on both streaming platforms when it debuts later this year.[MBC]

  • A Yoo Yeon-seok (Hospital Playlist 2) and Park Min-young (Forecasting Love and Weather) pairing is in the works, with both actors in talks for a tvN drama called Mon-Wed-Fri-Tue-Thu-Sat (roughly translated). The story is about a helper service for people who need a companion to attend gatherings, like school reunions, where you’re pressured to bring a date. [Newsen, YTN]
  • In TVING’s new drama Cruel Intern, we can look forward to a strong female (frenemy) friendship with Ra Mi-ran (Dr. Park’s Clinic) returning to the workforce after seven years away. Her former colleague and now new boss is Eom Ji-won (Birthcare Center) who makes her a sweet but scary offer. Written by Park Yeon-kyung, PD Han Sang-jae (You Who Forgot Poetry, Rude Miss Young-ae) is attached to direct. [MBC]

  • With the premiere just a few days away on February 25, Netflix’s Juvenile Justice has released more character stills featuring Kim Hye-soo (Hyena), Kim Mu-yeol (Grid), Lee Sung-min (Money Game), and Lee Jung-eun (Law School). [EDaily, Sports World]
  • JTBC’s upcoming drama Green Mothers’ Club released stills of the drama’s first script reading. Lee Yo-won (Running Investigators), Chu Ja-hyun (Unfamiliar Family), Kim Gyu-ri (Designated Survivor: 60 Days), Jang Hye-jin (The Red Sleeve Cuff), and Joo Min-kyung (Jirisan) star as five different women who forge a friendship through their club. [YTN]

  • Shin Hye-sun (Mr. Queen) is considering several offers with See You in My 19th Life being a contender as well as a new project called Wax Doll. In the meantime, Shin has been busy with her new action-comedy movie Courageous Citizen. [Newsen]
  • First script reading stills were also released for MBC’s upcoming fantasy Showtime Begins! featuring actors Park Hae-jin (Old School Intern) and Jin Ki-joo (Oh! Samkwang Villa), as well as supporting cast. [Newsis]

  • The main lineup for MBC’s Golden Spoon has been confirmed: Yook Sung-jae (Mystic Pop-up Bar), Lee Jong-won (Hospital Playlist 2), Jung Chae-yeon (The King’s Affection), and Yeon-woo (Dal-li and Gamjatang). The production team includes PD Song Hyun-wook who worked with Jung on The King’s Affection. [MBC]
  • With its premiere coming this Wednesday, iHQ and MBN’s Sponsor has released a slew of new stills featuring Han Chae-young (A Pledge to God), Gu Ja-sung (Was It Love), Ji Yi-soo (When the Camellia Blooms), and supporting actor Kim Jung-tae (The Show Window: Queen’s House). [News1, Newsen, Newsis]


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