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News bites: November 16, 2023

News bites: November 16, 2023

Ahn Bo-hyun, Park Ji-hyun

  • SBS announced that their new year lineup will be kicking off with Chaebol x Detective, headlined by Ahn Bo-hyun (See You in My 19th Life) and Park Ji-hyun (Reborn Rich). Slated to broadcast in January 2024, airing weekends, production is in the talented hands of PD Kim Jae-hong (Revenant, Through the Darkness) and writer Kim Ba-da (My Name). [News1]
  • In the meantime, Channel A has been preparing for their upcoming series Man and Woman, exploring love through the different lenses of our characters in an ensemble cast led by Donghae (Oh! Young-shim) and Lee Seol (D.P. 2). The romance is set to premiere next month in December, with PD Lee Yoo-yeon and PD Park Sang-min co-directing. [Newsen]
  • New stills from the first script reading have been released for KBS’s new romance sageuk Fantasy Sonata, which stars Park Ji-hoon (Weak Hero Class 1), Hong Ye-ji (2037), Hwang Hee (Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938), and Ji-woo (The First Responders 2) among others. The webtoon adaptation will be coming to our screens this January, with PD Lee Jung-seob (Dal-li and Gamjatang) at the helm and scripts by Yoon Kyung-ah (Oh! Samkwang Villa). [News1]

  • Go Hyun-jung (Masked Girl) is reviewing offers for her next project and is currently in talks to star as a convicted serial killer in The Mantis. If she accepts, Go will be playing the title character whose son is now a cop and needs her help in tracking down the new murderer that’s in town. Based on the 2017 French series La Mante, production for the crime-thriller is in the early stages. [Osen]
  • Tis the season for Ji Chang-wook (The Worst of Evil) – a wonderful season indeed – who may be adding another crime drama to his already busy plate. With Cha Eun-woo (A Good Day to Be a Dog) bowing out, Ji has been courted to take on the leading role in Bulk, potentially joining Jo Woo-jin (Narco-Saints) and Ha Yoon-kyung (See You in My 19th Life). The 8-episode series is aiming to begin filming later this month. [Osen]
  • Meanwhile, Song Kang (Forecasting Love and Weather) has been busy in fantasy land this season with SBS’s My Demon coming later this month, followed by Netflix’s Sweet Home 2 on December 1. In the latter, Song reprises his role alongside Lee Jin-wook (Welcome to Wedding Hell) and Lee Shi-young (Grid), who takes us through another horror-filled glimpse in the new season’s latest teaser. [Osen]
  • Over on MBC, the promos have taken off for Flower That Blooms at Night, featuring our main cast at the comedy-sageuk’s first script reading. Starring Honey Lee (One the Woman), Lee Jong-won (The Golden Spoon), Kim Sang-joong (The Banker), and Lee Ki-woo (Miraculous Brothers), the series premieres on January 12, broadcasting in the weekend slot following The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract. [MBC]


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