By Jianne Soriano
July 23, 2021
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Pondering of what to be enthusiastic about for the following half of the yr? The Korean entertainment industry is gearing up—whether or not it is group comebacks or a slew of K-drama castings. This week, Kingdom’s Ju Ji-hoon and Nevertheless’ Han So-hee are teaming up for a brand new film, Netflix’s Hometown Cha-cha-cha pronounces its launch date and Song Hye-kyo could also be reuniting with Descendants of the Solar director, Lee Eung-bok.
Over on the music scene, aespa simply signed with a US inventive company, TXT will likely be releasing a repackaged album and BTS’ Permission to Dance debuts at primary on the Billboard charts alongside an upcoming particular episode at BBC. Discover out all the main points of that and extra on this week’s Korean leisure roundup.
In case you missed final week’s information, learn it here.
It was beforehand reported that Ju Ji-hoon and Han So-hee have been in talks to star in a brand new film collectively. It is now been confirmed that they are going to be main Gentleman, a narrative about non-public investigator Ji Hyun-soo (Ju) who will get framed for homicide. To clear up the accusation, he works along with prosecutor Kim Hwa-jin (Han So-hee).
The film will likely be directed by Kim Kyung-won and is slated for a Might 2022 premiere.
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Krystal and B1A4’s Jinyoung are starring within the new drama, Police College which follows a professor at an elite college who groups up along with his college students for a chaotic investigation. Each Krystal and Jinyoung will play college college students whereas Cha Tae-hyun is taking over the position of detective and professor, Yoo Dong-man.
Within the newly launched teaser, we observe Kang Solar-ho (Jinyoung) in highschool who tells his trainer that he does not have a dream. However issues change when he meets Oh Kang-hee, his polar reverse. And shortly beneficial properties a brand new dream: to change into a police officer.
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Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is a cute and therapeutic rom-com starring Shin Min-a and Kim Seon-ho. It has been confirmed for an August 28 launch date on Netflix. The brand new Okay-drama will depict lives and romantic tales on the seaside when a lady from the town and a person who’s good at all the pieces meets.
Yoon Hye-jin (Shin), opens up a dental clinic within the seaside village of Gongjin. Dong Du-sik (Kim) is unemployed however he is good at all the pieces so he helps everybody out within the village. The 2 will cross paths within the seaside village and a romance blossoms regardless of their contrasting personalities and profession.
The sequence will likely be directed by Yu Je-won who beforehand labored with Shin in Tomorrow With You and penned by Shin Ha-eun who labored on The Topped Clown.
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Got7’s Jinyoung, who’s presently starring in The Devil Judge, is becoming a member of the solid of Yumi’s Cells alongside Kim Go-eun and Ahn Bo-yun. The upcoming drama is predicated on a success webtoon that centres round an strange workplace employee, Yumi (Kim). Jinyoung will likely be enjoying Yoo Babi, Yumi’s colleague who’s candy, good-looking and good.
Yumi’s Cells will likely be directed by Lee Sang-yeob, who labored on Seo In-guk‘s Buying King Louis and co-written by Kim Yoon-joo who helmed Discover Me In Your Reminiscence and newcomer Kim Kyung-ran.
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Her highly-anticipated drama, Now We Are Breaking Up hasn’t even aired but, however Song Hye-kyo is reported to already be in talks to reunite with Descendants of the Solar author, Lee Eung-bok for a brand new drama.
In line with Newsen, Music Hye-kyo has agreed to star within the new drama verbally. It will likely be a thriller thriller that may “reveal a brand new facet” of the actress.
After filming her upcoming drama wraps up, Music is reported to be busy with The Glory, a brand new drama with Descendants of the Solar and The King: Eternal Monarch author, Kim Eun-sook—whom she’s reuniting with.
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It appears Kim Younger-dae won’t be starring in Faculty 2021 anymore as beforehand reported. As an alternative, he is reportedly in talks to star alongside Lee Sung-kyung in a brand new drama, Capturing Star. His company, Outer Korea stated that the actor obtained a proposal and is reviewing it.
The drama will inform the tales of individuals working behind the scenes within the leisure business. In April, it was reported that Lee Sung-kyung obtained a proposal to play Oh Han-byul, the feminine lead. In the meantime, Kim’s provided position is that of Gong Tae-sung, a high star. Beneath his glamourous movie star life, he hides a darkish persona.
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— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) July 22, 2021
It has been fairly every week (or yr) for BTS. After Butter’s seven weeks streak at primary on the Billboard Hot100 charts, their newest hit Permission to Dance takes over at primary and Butter stays at quantity seven. The track additionally premiered at primary on the World 200 chart, making it essentially the most consumed track on the planet.
With this feat, BTS now has 5 Hot100 primary hits in simply 10 and a half months—the quickest accumulation by an artist in over three a long time.
Aside from that, a TV particular about BTS will air completely on BBC One on July 28 that tells the group’s meteoric rise because the best-selling group at this time. They will even make their debut on the BBC Radio 1 Dwell Lounge the place they’ll carry out Dynamite, Permission to Dance and a canopy of I will Be Lacking You by Puff Daddy and Religion Evans.
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Tomorrow X Collectively (TXT) will likely be releasing a repackage album, The Chaos Chapter: Battle of Escape. It is set to come back in a number of codecs with completely different memorabilia equivalent to a photobook, CD, lyric poster, photograph card and extra. It will likely be launched on August 17 and pre-orders open on July 19, 11 am KST.
The five-member group simply launched their second full album, The Chaos Chapter: Freeze in Might. It reached primary on Billboard’s Prime Album Gross sales and World Album charts and peaked at quantity 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Lady group aespa signed with US company, Artistic Artists Company (CAA). SM Leisure govt, Jeremy Lopez confirmed the information on his Instagram Tales. SM will proceed to handle the group however the brand new partnership will enable aespa to enterprise into new alternatives abroad.
SM artists, SuperM and NCT 127 additionally partnered with the company previously to handle the 2 teams’ international actions.
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Ateez’s company, KQ Leisure confirms that Mingi can be getting back from his hiatus and the group can be energetic once more as eight members. Mingi took a break in November 2020 following “psychological nervousness” and whereas he did not take part within the comeback promotions in March 2021, he was concerned within the album recording course of.
KQ Leisure’s assertion is as follows: “Via counselling remedy, taking a protracted interval of relaxation, and his personal efforts, Mingi has regained his well being. In an effort to test his psychological and bodily well being, he participated in a number of work actions within the first half of 2021 previous to his official return to the crew.
After checking his well being standing and having a number of discussions with Mingi, his mother and father, and his psychological counsellor, we obtained the ultimate verdict from his counsellor that he might return to work with out difficulties.
From this level on, Ateez will likely be energetic as a full group of eight members, and we’ll hold you knowledgeable of any modifications that is perhaps made to the prevailing schedule.”