The drama gods are generous with not one but two possible drama casting news this week. First up is current news hot stuff Hyun Bin, out promoting his new movie Cooperation with Yoo Hae Jin and revealed to be dating actress Kang Sora. This drama casting news makes it a three-fer, and a much needed olive branch for drama fans waiting for Binnie to return to the small screen to wipe away the detritus of Hyde, Jekyll, Me. Hyun Bin has been offered the male lead role in 2017’s sci-fi drama City of Stars from movie director Jang Jin‘s first drama foray. He’ll be playing a pilot turned astronaut in a future time when there is a competition for space exploration to obtain depleted natural resources for Earth. It’s unclear if the drama will actually send the story into space or just be about the international intrigue and race to get up there. It’s scheduled to be fully pre-produced with filming to start in spring of 2017.
Aside from Binnie, Ji Chang Wook is also making K-drama casting news this week with word that he’s been offered The Happiest Time of My Life. The drama is from the pen of the screenwriter who did Secret (Secret Love) and Mask, so clearly the title is either ironic or the screenwriter is branching out. The drama will also be pre-produced to start filming next year, and Ji Chang Wook’s agency has confirmed he received the offer but its among many offers he’s currently assessing.