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News bites: May 21, 2022

News bites: May 21, 2022

Kwak Dong-yeon, Lee Kyu-hyung

  • After finalizing casting, filming has begun for ENA’s next drama Gaus Electronics and Kwak Dong-yeon (Monstrous) is (finally) the male lead! The webtoon adaptation is an office comedy and also stars Go Sung-hee (Wind and Cloud and Rain), Bae Hyun-sung (Our Blues), and Kang Min-ah (At a Distance, Spring Is Green). Releasing later this year, PD Park Joon-su is attached to directed. [Sports World]
  • Lee Kyu-hyung (Voice 4) is joining the cast of Disney+’s blockbuster drama Casino, playing the younger version of Choi Min-shik (In Our Prime). Also starring Ryu Hyun-kyung (Doctor Detective) and Lee Dong-hwi (SF8) among others, film director Kang Yoon-sung (Long Live the King) is at the helm. [SpoTV News]
  • Over on KBS, If You Tell Me Your Wish has been slotted in for August and confirmed its main lineup: Ji Chang-wook (The Sound of Magic), Sung Dong-il (Ghost Doctor), Sooyoung (Move to Heaven), and Won Ji-ahn (D.P.). Production will be led by writer Jo Ryung-soo with PD Kim Yong-wan behind the camera. [JTBC]

  • TV Chosun’s black comedy The Witch is Alive released photos from the first script reading along with a new video teaser. I love seeing Lee Yuri (Lies of Lies) have so much fun with her character, and we get a good look at our other leading ladies as well: Lee Min-young (Love ft. Marriage and Divorce 3) and Yoon So-yi (Get Revenge). Premiering June 25, the main cast also includes Jung Sang-hoon (Again My Life), Kim Young-jae (Artificial City), and Ryu Yeon-seok (The Killer’s Shopping List). [News1]
  • ENA dropped a cute animated teaser for Weird Lawyer Woo Young-woo, narrated by an in-character Park Eun-bin (The King’s Affection). Park has some fun going through palindromic words in Korean, ending on the note that her name (Woo Young-woo) can also be read the same whether you go backward or forward. Releasing in June on both ENA and Netflix, the drama co-stars Kang Tae-oh (Doom at Your Service) and Kang Ki-young (A Moment at Eighteen). [Sports Chosun]
  • Netflix’s own series Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area put out a new trailer as well and we finally get to see everyone’s faces! With part one launching on June 24, part two will be releasing later this year. The large ensemble cast includes: Yoo Ji-tae (When My Love Blooms), Kim Yun-jin (Ms. Ma, Nemesis), Park Hae-soo (Squid Game), Jeon Jong-seo (Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon), Kim Ji-hoon (Flower of Evil), Lee Hyun-woo (The Liar and His Lover), and Kim Sung-oh (L.U.C.A.: The Beginning) among others. [MBC]

  • Speaking of Yoo Ji-tae (When My Love Blooms), he’s already been fielding offers for his next project after Money Heist. One option is Vigilante, potentially joining Nam Joo-hyuk (Twenty Five Twenty One) and Lee Jun-hyuk (Dark Hole). Another possibility is to play opposite Lee Min-jung (Once Again) in PD Jin Hyuk’s (Sisyphus, Legend of the Blue Sea) new drama The Golden Age of Villains. [Newsen, Osen]
  • Yoon Kye-sang (Kiss Sixth Sense) and Jung Ryeo-won (Diary of a Prosecutor) are both in talks for a new drama called Both Husband and Wife Are Unemployed (roughly translated). Adapted from a popular essay written by Pyeon Sung-joon, the story is based on the writer’s own experiences when he and his wife quit their jobs, and is about enjoying life through playing rather than rest. [Xports News]
  • Kakao TV’s Welcome to Wedding Hell came out with a new teaser ahead of its premiere, which is now just a few days away. The rom-com stars Lee Yeon-hee (SF8) and Lee Jin-wook (Bulgasal: Immortal Souls), and will be coming to Netflix this Monday. [10 Asia, MBC]


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