Kim Eun Sook’s tvN Drama Goblin Completes Casting and Script Reading Scheduled for this Friday

It’s all come together now for Kim Eun Sook‘s upcoming tvN fantasy drama Goblin, a male lead dominated production that continues Kim Eun Sook’s trend of finding the most charismatic male leads around. Starring Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook, the two leading ladies are now confirmed as Kim Go Eun and Yoo In Na. Rounding out the supporting cast is a trio of idol actors – cute puppy Yook Sung Jae of BtoB, Nana of Orange Caramel, and Hello VenusNara. Script reading will be held at the end of this week on Friday, and filming is scheduled to begin in mid-September with an overseas location shoot in Canada, yet another hallmark of a Kim Eun Sook drama with its strong use of beautiful locales outside of Korea. The drama is about a fantasy goblin who rooms with the grim reaper and their crossing paths with two human girls, finding love perhaps at the expense of their relentless immortality. 

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Kim Eun Sook’s tvN Drama Goblin Completes Casting and Script Reading Scheduled for this Friday — 10 Comments

  1. It’s interesting how KES’s dramas here are described as principally vehicles for “charismatic male leads”. I would argue that the success of her shows is much more depended on the quality of the female leads. Of her recent shows KES’s biggest hits – Secret Garden (24.4 % average rating) and Descendants of the Sun (28.5 %) – both had strong lead actresses (Ha Ji-won and Song Hye-kyo). In contrast, the two recent dramas that failed to break the 20% barrier, A Gentleman’s Dignity and The Heirs, both sported comparably weaker female actresses as leads (Kim Ha-neul and Park Shin-hye) – even while having two of Korea’s biggest male stars to front the production (Jang Dong-gun and Lee Min-ho).

    I have a good feeling about Gong Yoo and Kim Go-eun. Of course, being on cable, it will not break 20%. But the two stars will shine I think.

    • “I would argue that the success of her shows is much more depended on the quality of the female leads.” – Very well said, I totally agree.

  2. tvN might be showing good dramas but still it is a cable channel with lower ratings. I still don’t get why would a ratings-oriented writer like Kim Eun Sook (however good or bad her works may be) choose a cable channel for her drama ?

  3. Lee Dong Wook is my first favorite Korean actor who got me into the Korean dramas for so many years, can’t remember how many times have watched My Girl and still find Dong Wook extremely charming! A little awkward to see him here as a supporting role though but looking forward to seeing him shining again. And as a new fan of Gong Yoo, can’t wait to see Goblin.

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