News bites: July 13, 2022

July 13, 2022

News bites: July 13, 2022
by stroopwafel

Lee Jong-seok

Lee Jong-seok (Romance Is a Bonus Book) has a significant activity ahead of him in Huge Mouth, as he’ll be taking on two really distinct personas and in the most up-to-date character stills, we see him each as “Big Mouth” and “Big Mouse” (such a mouthful). Regardless of the funny nicknames, the drama is serious business. Lee Jong-seok is scraping by as an typical joe lawyer with a low win price till one particular day he’s swept up in a murder. Mistaken for a notorious conman dubbed Huge Mouse, he decides to take on that persona to safeguard his household even though he attempts to dig deeper into the bigger conspiracy swirling about him. The dual persona aspect of the function is one particular of the issues that drew Lee Jong-seok to the drama, “I identified the irony of an ordinary lawyer becoming mistaken for a genius con artist really compelling.” In order to differentiate in between the two, he focused on particulars such as their gazes and manner of speech. Lee Jong-seok is joined by Yoon-ah (Hush), Kim Joo-hun (Soundtrack #1), and Ok Ja-yeon (Mine), and the drama will stick to Medical professional Lawyer in the Friday-Saturday time slot on MBC starting July 29. [iMBC]

Coupang Play has released a teaser poster for their upcoming sitcom, Unicorn. Although the poster appears critical, borrowing from the appear of Time magazine, the drama is a comedic appear at the chaotic planet of commence-ups in Korea, and stars Shin Ha-kyun (Beyond Evil) and comedian Yoo Byung-jae. We do not have lots of particulars however on their person characters, but we know Shin Ha-kyun will play an entrepreneur named Steve, the CEO of a properly-established organization. The drama title is taken from a popular term in the company planet and refers to commence-ups that attain valuations of 1 billion dollars. I’m so intrigued by this Shin Ha-kyun + Yoo Byung-jae pairing. Yoo is recognized for his dry, off-beat sense of humor, and Shin provides off such Really serious Actor vibes, but often uncommon combinations can be the most entertaining. Directed by Kim Hye-young (Be Melodramatic) and co-written by Yoo Byung-jae and In Ji-hye (Extraordinary You), the show will commence streaming in August. In between this and Stock Struck, it appears like finance and company dramas may perhaps develop into the subsequent drama trend. [SBS]

Kim Hyun-joo (Hellbound) is contemplating a new project with Yeon Sang-ho (Hellbound, Train to Busan) (speak about busy zombees). Titled Seonsan (which suggests household burial ground in Korean), the story is set in a village exactly where the residents commence to endure from a strange affliction ahead of becoming zombified. In addition to directing, Yeon will be penning the scripts for his most up-to-date adventure into horror. It is nevertheless early stages for Seonsan, as it hasn’t even been announced if it is a film or series. Although Kim Hyun-joo is only in the “positively reviewing the offer” phase, if she does accept it will be each a reunion and the third consecutive Yeon project that she’s taken a starring function in. Their 1st collaboration was the Netflix series Hellbound, and the second will be the film Jung_E, which will air later this year on Netflix. [Xports News]

Dramedy film six/45 has released two new posters and they’re producing me miss the Ducklings from Crash Landing On You. Set against the backdrop of the DMZ, the story follows the conflicts and hijinks that take location in between a group of South Korean soldiers and North Korean soldiers right after a winning lottery ticket worth five.7 billion won (roughly $five million) floats across the DMZ from South Korea. Go Kyung-pyo (Private Lives) stars as the original lottery ticket owner, with Kwak Dong-yeon (Vincenzo) and Eum Moon-seok (Hello? It is Me!) as fellow South Korean soldiers. On the northern front, we have Lee Yi-kyung (Secret Royal Investigator) and Park Se-wan (So Not Worth It) as sibling soldiers, with Kim Min-ho (Moonshine) rounding out the squad. six/45 opens subsequent month. [Sports World]

OCN crime drama Player will reportedly be back for a second round. For the uninitiated, the 1st season aired in 2018, and starred Song Seung-heon (Will You Have Dinner With Me). The drama focused on a very-skilled group of 4 who tracked dirty revenue and brought criminals to justice, and Song’s trusty teammates had been played by Krystal (Crazy Appreciate), Lee Shi-un (Crazy Appreciate), and Tae Won-seok (Sisyphus). Season two will be an expansion of the crew’s function and planet, with their sights becoming set on taking down shady entertainment agencies and cults. 3 members of the original group, Song Seung-heon, Lee Shi-un, and Tae Won-seok, have confirmed they’ll be returning alongside PD Go Jae-hyun. I’m not wild about the continuing seasonification of dramaland, but I have a soft spot for Song Seung-heon so I’ll be watching. Player two is tentatively set to air in the 1st half of 2023 on OCN. [Ilgan Sports]

Dear X Who Does not Appreciate Me is sharing a couple of far more stills in advance of its premiere tomorrow, providing us a glimpse of the complete cast. Han Ji-hyo (Tomorrow) plays a college student who dreams of becoming a songwriter. A single day she comes into ownership of a notebook with effective lyrics — actually, as the notebook’s lyrics have the energy to make guys fall in appreciate with her. Her previously nonexistent appreciate life becomes a distant memory as every single month a new man confesses his appreciate for her. When very best buddy Doyoung (of idol group NCT) discovers the secret of her notebook, what will he do with that expertise? Strangely, I’m receiving significant SLS vibes from Doyoung, even even though he’s the actual lead. (Will this drama magically make us really feel SLS by way of the actual lead?) Airing weekly on Thursdays on TVING, the drama premieres on July 14. [Xports News]

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