Pachinko star Lee Min-ho set for big-budget space drama Ask the Stars; All of Us Are Dead’s Yoon Chan-young eyed for Delivery Man – K-drama casting latest
- A variety of K-dramas for release in 2022 have been announced, and many are in the midst of casting or are about to begin production
- Among them are a remake of Taiwanese drama Someday or One Day, a big-budget space drama starring Lee Min-ho and Gong Hyo-jin and a period prohibition series
The K-drama industry is getting ready to give us another period prohibition drama, the stars have aligned for a major sci-fi event series and a popular young cast has assembled for a fantasy romance on Netflix.
These are among the latest Korean drama series productions to have been announced since mid-March. Look for them to hit screens later this year.
The part, which his agency confirms he has received and is considering positively, would see him play a taxi driver who has the ability to see ghosts.
Aside from his normal work behind the wheel, he strives to fulfil the last wishes of the ghosts he meets. The series is being produced by KT Studio Genie.
Yoon is currently on our screens in the drama Hope or Dope (aka Juvenile Delinquency), an original series from the Korean streaming service Seezn. Filming for Delivery Man, which has yet to confirm where it will be broadcast, will commence once casting is complete.
A Time Called You
A remake of the Taiwanese drama Someday or One Day, the show is a timeslip romance following Jeon’s character, Han Joon-hee, who has been grieving the death of her boyfriend a year earlier when she finds herself transported back in time to 1998, where she meets Nam Si-heon (Ahn Hyo-seop), who looks eerily similar to her deceased lover.
Kang Hoon will play Jung In-gyu, who harbours an unrequited crush on high school student Kwon Min-joo, the person whose body Joon-hee enters in the past.
The scriptwriter for the series is Choi Hyo-bi (Babysitter), while Kim Jin-won (The Innocent Man) is on board as director.
She will play Kim Hye-joo in the series, a woman who restores books for a living and has quietly been keeping her marriage to a politician under wraps.
However, a series of incidents threatens to shed light on her marriage as well as her mysterious past.
Ask the Stars
My Sassy Girl and Alice actor Joo Won is in talks to lead the upcoming period drama Bootleg Liquor (translated title). Directing the series will be Kwak Jung-hwan, who recently made Delayed Justice and Chief of Staff.
Described as an action drama, the show will chronicle the struggles of various factions during the prohibition on alcohol consumption under the Joseon dynasty’s rule of the Korean peninsula.
Filming will get under way during the second half of the year. Lotte Cultureworks is producing the series. South Korean channel tvN is in talks to broadcast the show.
Bootleg Liquor will be the second prohibition-themed period drama of the year, following the recent Moonshine.