Hyun Bin may join Jung Woo-sung in K-drama crime series Made in Korea; The Glory’s Shin Ye-eun and Rowoon eyed for Takryu – Korean drama casting latest

Jung, last seen in the drama Tell Me That You Love Me, will play Jang Geon-young, a tenacious prosecutor with sharp instincts.

5 of the best new Korean drama series to watch in February 2024

The series will mark the drama debut of director Woo Min-ho, who is known for films such as Inside Men and The Man Standing Next, and will be produced by production company Hive Media, which is known for the recent hit film 12.12: The Day among others.
Early reports suggested that Made in Korea would be a spin-off of Woo’s earlier film The Drug King with Song Kang-ho, another drug-themed crime drama set in the 1970s, but Hive Media has refuted those rumours.
Hyun Bin in a still from “Crash Landing on You”.

Hyun has worked with Woo before, having headlined the film Harbin, which is due to be released this year. Made in Korea will begin shooting this summer.

2. Takryu

Shin Ye-eun (The Glory), SF9 boy band member Rowoon and Park Seo-ham (Semantic Error) are all in talks to star in the forthcoming period drama Takryu.
Shin Ye-eun in a still from “Revenge of Others”.
The show is being written by Chun Sung-il, who is known for All of Us Are Dead and its forthcoming sequel, and several major period dramas, including the series The Slave Hunters and both films in The Pirates franchise.

Takryu will follow the story of a gangster operating out of the Mapo Port on the Han River, the hub of the economy during the Joseon era (1392-1897), where he becomes a legendary figure.

Shin, who also recently headlined Revenge of Others, will next be seen in the Kim Tae-ri series Jeong Nyeon, due out later this year.

3. Namib

Go Hyun-jung in a still from Mask Girl. Photo: Jun Hea-sun/Netflix.
Also approached to star in the project is Ryeoun, known for his turn in the recent drama Twinkling Watermelon.

Go’s representatives have confirmed that she is reviewing an offer to appear in the series, which follows Kang Soo-hyun, a female talent agency CEO, and Yoo Jin-woo, the male trainee she develops over a long period.

Soo-hyun approaches Jin-woo with the intention of developing him and then selling him to another agency to pocket the cash to provide for her disabled child, but over time she begins to take Jin-woo’s aspirations more seriously.

Ryeoun in a still from “Twinkling Watermelon”.
The series will be helmed by Jung Da-won, who previously made the film Miss & Mrs. Cops, and is written by Eom Seong-min, who is known for the hit theatrical financial thriller Default.
Go’s other notable roles include Queen Seondeok, Dear My Friends and Reflection of You.

4. The Tyrant

Director Park Hoon-jung, who is known for hit films such as New World and The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion, will make his small-screen debut with a project that we were initially expecting to be a film.

Disney+ unveiled its K-drama slate for 2024, revealing it had acquired The Tyrant, which will now be presented as a four-part limited series rather than a feature film.

The series will feature Kim Seon-ho (Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha) and Kim Kang-woo (Artificial City), who both appeared in Park’s film The Childe in 2023. Co-starring alongside them will be Cha Seung-won of the Believer films.
Kim Seon-ho in a still from “The Childe”.

The story will concern the “Tyrant Project” being conducted in secrecy by a Korean agency. When an American intelligence agency catches wind of the project, it demands that Korean authorities hand it over, but things don’t go smoothly.

The Tyrant will be made available for streaming during the second half of the year.


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