After a few quiet weeks, the Korean entertainment scene bounced back today with more exciting news although we mostly still get casting confirmations and comeback announcements. Numerous K-dramas such as Ghost Doctor, My Jinx's Lover and Monstrous have confirmed their casting line-up. There are new updates on Song Hye-kyo's upcoming drama, Now We Are Breaking Up.
Over at the music scene, VERIVERY, ITZY and CL announced their comebacks while BTS' Suga puts his own spin on Samsung's iconic Over the Horizon tune. Curious to learn more? Read our round-up of the biggest news from the Korean entertainment scene this week.
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1. "Monstrous" confirms cast
The cast of Monstrous has been confirmed comprising of Shin Hyun-bin, Doo Kyo-hwan, Kwak Dong-yeon, Nam Da-reum, Kim Ji-young and Park Ho-san. The series will be penned by Train to Busan director, Yeon Shang-ho as well as Ryu Yong-jae who worked on Netflix's My Holo Love. Director Jang Gun-jae will be helming the drama.
Monstrous follows a group of people lured in by a curse from a supernatural entity that shouldn't have been released in the world. A group of archaeologists who are handling monstrous cases get swept up in a village inflicted by the mysterious being.
Goo Kyo-hwan will be playing archaeologist, Jung Ko-hoon while Hospital Playlist's Shin Hyu-bin is taking on the role of pattern cryptanalyst, Lee Soo-jin and Jung's ex-wife. Kim Ji-young is playing police officer Han Seok-hee while The 8th Night's Nam Da-reum will play her son, Han Do-kyung.
Park Ho-san is playing Kwon Jong-soo, the head of Jinyang county where the disaster takes place. Meanwhile, Vincenzo's Kwak Dong-yeon will take on the role of Kwak Yong-joo, a troublemaker in Jinyang county.
Monstrous is scheduled to premiere in the first half of 2022.