Weekly News Update: May 26, 2013 to June 1, 2013


  • We’ve  got two cast additions to the upcoming KBS drama Sword and FlowerLee Min-ho (Rooftop Prince) is slated for a special guest appearance as the son of Goguryeo’s King Young-ryu and our heroine’s brother. Meanwhile rookie actor Goo-won (Cheongdamdong Alice) will be playing a bodyguard on Yeon Gaesomun’s side. Sword and Flower premieres on July 3.
  • SBS has a two-episoder on the Thursday after All About My Romance airs its final episode this Wednesday. It’s a legal thriller titled Case Number 113, which stars Kim Min-seo(Level 7 Civil Servant) and Ki Tae-young (To the Beautiful You). It tells the story of a dogged prosecutor and detective who form an “odd partnership” to investigate the case of a murder with no corpse. The drama is based on a crime novel of the same name, whose author also wrote the scripts for the show. Kim Min-so’s character is a skilled prosecutor who doesn’t have the best relationship with her mother.
  • A few more cast members have been added to tvN’s drama Basketball, Jung Dong-hyun as rival basketball star enjoying nationwide popularity, and Lee Elliya who comes from a rich family in Kyungsung and attended school in Japan, after which she returns to Korea and begins working as a magazine reporter. Basketball will air on tvN in September.
  • Green Scalpel has confirmed that Joo-won (7th Level Civil Servant) has signed on to take the leading role. Meanwhile the female lead is offered to Moon Chae-won (Nice Guy) who’s up for is of a pediatric surgeon named Cha Yoon-seo. She chooses to become a doctor after volunteering in a children’s cancer ward in high school, and with her hard work and brains, she becomes an associate professor at a relatively young age. She’s got an easy-going personality with a tomboyish nature. Green Scalpel will follow Shark and premiere in August.
  • Choi Jin Hyuk (Gu Family Book) finally confirms for Heirs, which is scheduled to air in October. He’ll be playing Lee Min Ho’s half-brother, a young president who’s got everything.


  • Song Joong Ki (Nice Guy) is in talks to headline highly acclaimed PD Bong Joon Ho‘s next film tentatively called Sea Frog. The movie is based on a 2007 play drawing from real life events in 2001 when a group of Koreans in China stowaway in a fishing vessel headed back to Korea. Along the way they encounter tempestuous weather, maritime police hot on their trail and suffocation due to lock on hold. Filming begins at the end of 2013.



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