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News bites: June 6, 2024

News bites: June 6, 2024

Go Bo-kyul, Kim Bora, Byun Yo-han, Go Joon

  • MBC announced that Black Out will be darkening our screens in August, with Byun Yo-han (Uncle Samsik), Go Bo-kyul (The Heavenly Idol), Go Joon (Cheat on Me If You Can), and Kim Bora (Like Flowers in Sand) headlining the mystery drama. Based on a German novel called Snow White Must Die, the crime-thriller has filmmaker Byun Young-joo (Helpless) at the helm with scripts by Seo Joo-yeon (Rescue Me 2). [MBC]
  • Kim Young-dae (Moon in the Day) is reviewing an offer to become Kim Yoo-jung’s (My Demon) stalwart leading man in the new melo-thriller Dear X. Still in the planning stages, production for the webtoon adaptation will have writing by Choi Ja-won (No Path Back) and PD Lee Eung-bok (Sweet Home, Mr. Sunshine) directing. [Newsen, Osen]

  • Apple TV+ is gearing up for Pachinko 2, confirming a release date along with new stills from the period drama’s new season. The second installment resumes their story on August 23, with leads Kim Min-ha (My ID Is Gangnam Beauty), Yoon Yeo-jung (No Second Chances), and Lee Min-ho (The King: Eternal Monarch) reprising their roles among other talents. [News]
  • The promos continue on tvN for The Auditors, showcasing our corruption-fighting heroes Shin Ha-kyun (Evilive) and Lee Jung-ha (Moving) in a batch of new stills. Following The Midnight Romance in Hagwon in the weekend slot, the office comedy will be launching this July with Jin Gu (Shadow Detective) and Jo Ah-ram (Doctor Cha) co-starring in the series. [News1 (1), (2)]

  • A revival for sitcoms is currently in discussions on KBS, tapping Ji Jin-hee (The Road – Tragedy of One) to star in Kick Kick Kick Kick as a penniless has-been who was once “the nation’s actor.” With variety PD Gu Sung-joon attached to direct, the plan is to start filming this August and broadcast later this year in November. [Sports Seoul, Star News]
  • In the meantime, JTBC’s Miss Night and Day is just around the corner, airing on weekends starting next week on June 15. Starring Lee Jung-eun (A Bloody Lucky Day), Jung Eun-ji (Work Later Drink Now 2), and Choi Jin-hyuk (Numbers), production for the fantasy rom-com is being led by PD Lee Hyung-min (Showtime Begins, Strong Woman Do Bong-soon) and writer Park Ji-ha (Good Casting). [MBC, Sports Donga]


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