Weekly News Updates: September 9, 2012 to September 15, 2012


  • Yeo Jin Goo (The Moon That Embraces the Sun) has been cast in a new drama, which

 he’ll be teaming up with his Moon/Sun co-star Kim So-hyun (Ma Boy). They’ll be starring the MBC Wednesday-Thursday melodrama called I Miss You. Yeo Jin Goo plays a character who seems reserved and taciturn, but that’s covering up his hurt and lonely spirit. He meets and falls in love with our heroine, played by Kim So-hyun, and that painful first love stays with him as an adult. I Miss You hasn’t yet cast the adults who’ll take over the story from Yeo Jin Goo and Kim So-hyun though. This drama will replace Arang and the Magistrate.

  • Jung Kyeo-woon (History of a Salaryman) will be joining the production of Horse Healer for an extended guest spot as a prince. He will be playing crown prince Sohyeon, first son of King Injo, who had a famous life of misfortune. He was held captive by the Qing dynasty after the Manchu invasions that led King Injo to surrender Joseon over to Qing. There, he was influenced by exposure to Western science and religion. When he finally returned to Korea, Dad wasn’t so happy with him for wanting to spread those ideas, and Sohyeon died mysteriously at the young age of 34. His younger brother Hyojong took the throne after their father. In the drama, his character is described as enlightened and wise.
  • King of Dramas has rounded out the main cast with Choi Siwon (Poseidon), who will be playing a troublemaker Hallyu star, who’s been acknowledged for his good looks and even his acting skills, but is more famous for his assy behind-the-scenes personality. Apparently he’s so unable to compromise with anyone on anything that he turns every drama set into a maelstrom. Meanwhile, Oh Ji-eun (Smile Donghae) plays his co-star in the drama within the drama, and her character is also a top star, but not quite such a diva. She’s got a love story with Kim Myung-min, as she sticks by the drama production that goes through some rough patches. Their relationship is described as a cute push-pull, hot-and-cold playful one. King of Dramas follows Faith and premieres in November on SBS.
  • IRIS 2, the drama sequel to 2009′s action-thriller is in pre-production and courting Jang Hyuk (Tree With Deep Roots) as the hero. According to president Jung Tae-won of IRIS’s production company Taewon Entertainment, IRIS 2 is currently in planning stages, and the producers intend to announce its broadcast and casting plans soon. IRIS 2 is aiming for a February 2013 premiere, though seeing as how it has yet to secure a broadcaster, that date may change.

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