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News bites: November 30, 2022

News bites: November 30, 2022

Park Shin-hye, Park Hyung-shik

  • We may have a cute Heirs reunion on the horizon with Park Shin-hye (Sisyphus) and Park Hyung-shik (Soundtrack#1) both in talks for JTBC’s Doctor Slump. The friends-to-lovers medical romance will be written by Baek Sun-woo (What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim) and is planning to broadcast on both JTBC and Netflix in October of 2023. [News]

  • With The Fabulous OTP featured in a new special poster, Netflix has finally confirmed that the series will be kicking off the holiday season with its new release date on December 23. Starring Chae Soo-bin (Rookie Cops), Min-ho (Yumi’s Cells), Park Hee-jung, and Lee Sang-woon (Lovers of the Red Sky), the romance has PD Kim Jung-hyun (At a Distance, Spring Is Green) at the helm with scripts by Kim Ji-hee and Im Jin-sun. [News1]
  • At the Disney showcase in Singapore today, Disney+ announced two dramas that would be returning next year in a second season: Soundtrack #2 and Shadow Detective 2. Reportedly, the former will be with a new cast while the latter continues their story with Lee Sung-min (Reborn Rich), Kyung Su-jin (Mouse), and Lee Hak-joo (Artificial City) reprising their roles. PD Han Dong-hwa will stay on as director as well. [Ilgan Sports]
  • The first script reading stills have dropped (late) for TVING’s upcoming Island, featuring leads Kim Nam-gil (Through the Darkness), Lee Da-hee (Love is for Suckers), Cha Eun-woo (True Beauty), and a silvery blue maned Sung Joon (Perfect Wife). The action-fantasy will be coming to our screens before the year ends on December 30. [News1]

Clockwise: Kim Nam-gil, Lee Da-hee, Sung Joon, Cha Eun-woo

  • Choi Jin-hyuk (Zombie Detective) and L (a.k.a. Kim Myung-soo) (Secret Royal Inspector) are on the casting table for a new MBC drama called Accounting Firm. The office drama is still in the planning stages and, if he accepts, this will be L’s first drama after completing his army service. [Hankook Ilbo]
  • Hwang Min-hyun (Alchemy of Souls) confirmed casting for Useless Lies, joining Kim So-hyun (Love Alarm 2) in a lead role. Written by Seo Jung-eun with PD Nam Sung-woo (Love in Contract) attached to direct, the mystery romance is planning to broadcast next year in 2023. [News1]
  • In the meantime, we’ll be seeing Hwang Min-hyun in tvN’s upcoming Alchemy of Souls 2, which will be launching next week on December 10. The newest poster brings us up, close, and personal again with Lee Jae-wook (Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol) and Go Yoon-jung (Law School). But this time, they’re at least out of the shadows and taking in the warmer light. [News1]


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