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OTT originals, big-name stars to hit small screen in May
Streaming services, like Netflix and Disney+, are set to release their own original series this coming month, as well as gearing up to premiere series featuring big-name stars like So Ji-sub and Seo Yea-ji.
Entertainment agency to pick up SMTOWN concert tours in August
K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment will be resuming the offline concert tour, SMTOWN LIVE, for the first time in about three years since 2019, starting in Japan. The agency, which houses big K-pop stars like BoA, EXO, and aespa, announced Tuesday that it will be holding “SMTOWN LIVE 2022: SMCU EXPRESS” from Aug. 27 to 28 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.
Star filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho to bring occult melodrama 'Monstrous' to small screen
Filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho, who is known for the hit apocalypse series “Train To Busan” (2016) and Netflix's dystopian fantasy series “Hellbound,” is set to offer up his new project as a creator and scriptwriter of the new occult, romance series “Monstrous.”
Rom-com series 'Shooting Star' to portray life of celebrity PR agent
Actress Lee Sung-kyung has made a comeback to the small screen for the first time in two years with the new tvN romantic comedy series “Shooting Star,” portraying the life of a celebrity PR agent.
'Extracurricular' star turns into badminton player in new series 'Love All Play'
Actress Park Ju-hyun, who became known to overseas audiences through Netflix's crime series, “Extracurricular,” has taken the role of a badminton player, Park Tae-yang, in KBS' new sports series, “Love All Play,” which premiered on Wednesday.
[INTERVIEW] Equal Table CEO strives to create bridge for refugees settling in Korea
Living in a foreign country can be tough, especially when one has been forced out of their own country amidst difficult circumstances, and must find a new place to call home as a refugee. To help refugees put down roots in Korea, Mun Jun-suk, the founder and CEO of social startup Equal Table, has been striving to step in and create bridges for refugees to integrate into Korea...
BTS' Jimin, Ha Sung-woon collaborate on song for tvN's 'Our Blues'
Jimin of BTS and singer Ha Sung-woon have collaborated on a song to be featured in the soundtrack of the star-studded new tvN series “Our Blues.” Nyam Nyam Entertainment, the label responsible for producing the series' soundtrack, announced Tuesday that the two have joined hands to release a new song, although its title has yet to be revealed.
Networks, film distributors enter NFT market
TV networks and film companies are dipping their feet into the non-fungible token (NFT) market, offering blockchain-based digital assets of their content. Broadcaster MBC signed a memorandum of understanding with a local digital entertainment company, Sandbox Network, on April 12 to join hands to expand their NFT and metaverse businesses.
'Pachinko' becomes local best-selling book
The novel “Pachinko” has become the best-selling book in Korea about four years after its release in the country, as its live-action adaptation on Apple TV+ has been gaining popularity.
President-elect's 'You Quiz' appearance divides viewers
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's scheduled appearance on the popular TV talk show, “You Quiz on the Block,” has divided its viewers, irking many for inviting the powerful politician onto the show. The show's network, tvN, announced recently that Yoon filmed the show with its hosts, Yoo Jae-suk and Jo Se-ho, on Wednesday and will feature in the upcoming episode to air on April ...
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