Weekly News Update: June 2, 2013 to June 8, 2013

CELEBRITY NEWS

Kim Jae Won (Scandal) announced that he’ll be marrying his girlfriend who’s currently three months pregnant on June 28th. The venue has not yet been confirmed. They are childhood friends who started dating in October.

Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung have announced their upcoming marrage at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on August 10th. Byung Hun’s agency, BH Entertainment finally released a statement, affirming the news of their impending joyous union.

DRAMA NEWS

  • A Warm Word and is courting Ji Jin-hee (The Great Seer) to star as an adulterous husband. This drama is brought to you by writer Ha Myung-hee (Can We Get Married) and PD Choi Young-hoon (Five Fingers). It’s being described as the “divorce version” of Can We Get Married. Ji Jin-hee will headline as a man who outwardly seems to have the perfect life — happy family, success, and the perfect marriage. But one day he meets another woman and has a mid-life crisis and an affair. The drama will purportedly draw him in a sympathetic light. A Warm Word is angling for a September broadcast following Empire of Gold on SBS.
  • Sitcom hitmaker PD Kim Byung-wook is planning a new project with tvN. It is currently in pre-production stages, and has confirmed a September launch. He’ll be working with the same producers and writers that he worked with on the High Kick series on a freshidea and storyline set for 120 episodes.
  • Seo In-gook (Rascal Sons) is the latest addition to the Hong sisters’ upcoming rom-com-horror drama Master’s Sun. The plot of the drama centers around a “gloomy” secretary heroine who suddenly gains the ability to see ghosts, and the ambitious pain-in-the-butt hero who is the president of the company she works for. Seo In-gook plays the security head of the hero’s company. He was also a former soldier deployed to Iraq in the mid-2000s. The drama will premiere in August on SBS.
  • Kwon Sang-woo has announced that he is considering taking the Medical Top Team and is currently in final talks. PD Kim Do-hoon (The Moon That Embraces the Sun) is attached to the drama. The show is about a dream team comprising top genius doctors in various branches of medicine, telling stories of their struggles, ambitions, and daily lives being genius doctors. The drama will be a Wednesday-Thursday show that will follow Two Weeks, which puts its premiere in October.
  • MBC’s upcoming thriller Two Weeks adds Ryu Soo-young (Rascal Sons) as the elite detective who leads the manhunt. He’ll also be part of a love triangle with Park Ha-sun and Lee Jun-ki. Two Weeks follows Queen’s Classroom and premieres in August on MBC.
  • Moon Chae-won (Nice Guy) has confirmed her casting for Green Scalpel. She plays the principled and committed doctor who was educated at a top school and recognized for her skills early on. She’s a pediatric surgical fellow who doesn’t hesitate to say what she means, even to her superiors. Green Scalpel will follow Monday-Tuesday’s Shark and premiere in August.
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