Extraordinary Attorney Woo season 2 confirmed; Yeon Sang-ho to make Parasyte: The Grey for Netflix – K-drama casting latest
- Season two of Extraordinary Attorney Woo is confirmed without changes to the cast, but with the stars’ busy schedules, it isn’t expected to air until 2024
- D.P.’s Koo Kyo-hwan joins Lee Jung-hyun in a Yeon Sang-ho-directed drama about fighting alien parasites and Parasite star Choi Woo-shik returns in Murder DIEary
The year’s hottest show, Extraordinary Attorney Woo, has booked a swift second season renewal, and Netflix is planning a pair of high concept series. Here’s the latest news on Korean drama casting announcements.
1. Extraordinary Attorney Woo season two
The new season is expected to air at some point in 2024 and A-Story is adamant that it will not change any cast members or the show’s key creative personnel. Owing to the difficulty of navigating the busy schedules of its stars, it could be a while before it goes back into production.
2. Parasyte: The Grey
Director Yeon Sang-ho’s collaborations with Netflix are set to continue with this week’s announcement of Parasyte: The Grey, a live-action drama adaptation of the hit Japanese manga of the same name, which has already spawned two Japanese films.
The story follows parasites from space that latch on to human hosts. As they spread through society, a group rises up to fight them.
Jeon will play a woman who falls prey to a parasite, Koo is on board as a man searching for the creatures to track down his sisters, and Lee will play the leader of a group tasked with confronting the aliens.
3. Murder DIEary
Choi will play Lee Tang, a college student who works at a convenience store and is distraught after accidentally killing a man in a fight. However, upon learning that the man was a serial killer, Tang starts to believe he has an innate ability to spot bad people, and the student soon becomes a killer.
Son will appear as Gang Nan-gam, the detective investigating the slayings, while Lee will feature as Song Chon, a former detective. Both Nan-gam and Chon suspect Tang in the deaths.
Directing the series will be Lee Chang-hee, who previously made the OCN show Strangers from Hell and the mystery-thriller film The Vanished.
4. See You After Work
He will play Han Sung-joon, the perfectionist CEO of a tech start-up. The story features misunderstandings, conspiracies and crimes relating to weddings in Seoul, and revolves around a woman who finds herself betrothed to a dead man and the man who falls for her.
5. Sweet and Sour Chicken
The dark comedy series title refers to a machine that turns people into sweet and sour chicken. Ryu will play the owner of the company that houses the machine, while Cha is being eyed for the part of an intern who is fired from the company and later rehired.
Extreme Job is the second most successful Korean film at the domestic box office, having sold 16 million tickets in the country. Ryu is a recognised box office star in the country, and has appeared in Miracle in Cell No. 7, Masquerade and Roaring Currents. He is known to global drama viewers through Kingdom on Netflix.