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Tue, November 29, 2022 | 17:10
[INTERVIEW] Jung Il-woo satisfied with his versatile character in 'Good Job'
For actor Jung Il-woo, his recent role as a detective-cum-CEO in ENA's comedy detective series, “Good Job,” was an opportunity to explore his creative freedom. “I feel like I did everything I've wanted to do with this series,” the actor told The Korea Times in a recent interview at a cafe in central Seoul. “'Good Job' had such a unique concept and gave me a chance to play the...
Astro to globally release first film highlighting its concert
K-pop boy group Astro's first movie, “STARGAZER: ASTROSCOPE,” about the group's recent concert, will be released soon around the world, starting in Korea in October. The new film will document the group's third concert series, which was held in Seoul on May 28 and 29. It was Astro's first concert in almost four years since the last one in 2018.
'The Zone: Survival Mission' producers create large-scale disaster survival show
Disney+'s Korean original variety show “The Zone: Survival Mission” garnered high anticipation from fans even before its premiere, as it brings together the producers of the hit show, “Running Man,” and its cast members, Yoo Jae-suk and Lee Kwang-soo. The large-scale survival show invites three players ― Yoo, Lee, and Kwon Yu-ri ― to a fictional world consumed in a pandemic, ...
Netflix's new genre-bending series, 'Glitch,' to tell story of friendship, trust
Netflix's upcoming sci-fi thriller series, “Glitch,” will follow the story of a special friendship between two women with trust as the keyword, the director said. “The important part (of the series) is faith. From the early stages of production, it has been the series' keyword,” the series' director, Roh Deok, said during a press conference for the series, held at a theater i...
Popular short films get adapted for cinema, streaming series
A string of well-received short films are getting picked up and adapted for film and streaming series. Tving's upcoming original series “Bargain,” scheduled to hit its streaming service in October, is based on the short film of the same name which came out in 2015.
Namkoong Min takes lead role in comedy series 'One Dollar Lawyer'
Actor Namkoong Min, who made his debut in 2001, had his major breakthrough with KBS' 2017 hit comedy series, “Good Manager,” which earned him the second-highest honor at the network's year-end award. About five years later, the actor has returned to comedy with SBS' new series “One Dollar Lawyer,” taking the lead role as a peculiar lawyer, Cheon Ji-hun.
Kim Sun-a returns to small screen as prosecutor in 'The Empire'
Actress Kim Sun-a is returning to the small screen as a privileged, high-class prosecutor in JTBC's new legal crime series, “The Empire,” set to air on Saturday. Her last appearance in a TV drama was in the 2019 SBS drama series, “Secret Boutique.”
Heo Chan of K-pop group Victon halts activities after DUI
Singer Heo Chan, a member of K-pop boy band Victon, has temporarily been removed from the group's future activities after being investigated for drunk driving, the group's agency IST Entertainment said, Thursday. “Heo Chan was caught drunk driving by police while he was returning home on Tuesday morning after meeting his friend,” it said.
Star creator Kim Eun-hee's new series to star Kim Tae-ri, Oh Jung-se
Famous scriptwriter Kim Eun-hee, who is known for creating and writing Netflix series “Kingdom” and tvN series “Signal,” will be rolling out a new series, “Demon,” (literal translation) starring actors Kim Tae-ri and Oh Jung-se. The series' network, SBS, announced Wednesday that the two actors have been confirmed to play the leads in the series.
[INTERVIEW] Park Hae-soo on creating his character in 'Narco-Saints,' 'Squid Game' success
Actor Park Hae-soo, who rose to prominence in Korea through the 2017 tvN series “Prison Playbook,” found global stardom last year with his role in Netflix's biggest hit series “Squid Game.” Taking on several of the platform's original series and films since then, the actor has recently played a National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent named Choi Chang-ho, who goes undercover...
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