SM to join JYP and Keyeast for the production of KBS drama ‘Dream High’ season 2

SM to join JYP and Keyeast for the production of KBS drama ‘Dream High’ season 2

SM to join JYP and Keyeast for the production of KBS drama Dream High season 2

Following last years successful season 1 of the Idol drama Dream High, SM Entertainment has joined the production of the KBS drama for its season 2 launch. Word is SM wanted in very badly.

Season 1 of Dream High was produced in collaboration between JYP Entertainment and Keyeast (Founder actor Bae Yong Joon). The joining of SM means there are now 3 major players in the Asian entertainment industry that will work together to produce the drama. Its an exciting development and one in which will only increase the production quality. Personal relationships between the head of SM and JYP played a big role in making this joint venture come true. The head of SM Kim Young Min and JYPs Jung Wook are known to be good friends.

Dream High season 2 will be directed by Lee Eung Bok PD, who also took charge of season 1 and it will premier around the winter vacation time to boost its ratings with the natural increase in teen viewership. Now the suspense is behind the cast members of season 2. Season 1s cast included actor Kim Soo Hyun, 2PMs Taecyeon and Wooyoung, Miss As Suzy, IU, and T-aras Eunjung. With SM in the picture the potential cast members include TVXQ, SNSD, Super Junior, Shinee, and f(x). With this fantastic lineup the cast of season will be star-filled to say the least.

The cast members of season 1s Dream High will hold the Dream High Premium Event 2011 in Japan Saitama Super Arena on September 4th. This event is to celebrate the release of the DVD of the drama. Dream High aired on TBS channel in Japan and it was a big hit in there as well.

Source: sportsseoul via Naver

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"Dream High" Kim Soo Hyun's New Drama Takes Wed-Thurs Night by the Storm + Jung Il Woo Feels Burdened

"Dream High" Kim Soo Hyun's New Drama Takes Wed-Thurs Night by the Storm + Jung Il Woo Feels Burdened

Dream High Kim Soo Hyun's New Drama Takes Wed-Thurs Night by the Storm + Jung Il Woo Feels Burdened

New MBC drama “The Moon That Embraces the Sun,” starring “Dream High’s” Kim Soo Hyun, “Witch Yoo Hee’s” Han Ga In, “Baby-Faced Beauty’s” Kim Min Seo, and “Flower Boy Ramyun Shop’s Jung Il Woo, drew in impressive ratings for its first two episodes. The fantasy historical sageuk drew in 18% and 19.9% on Wednesday and Thursday night respectively (data from AGB Nielsen). Gu Hye Sun’s “Please Take Care of the Captain” brought in 9.2% and 10.5%, while Lee Dong Wook’s “Wild Romance” fell behind with 7.% and 6.7%.

In the first two episodes, ZE:A’s Siwan captivated viewers with a charismatic acting debut as Yeon Woo’s (later played by Han Ga In) brother Heo Yeom (later played by Song Jae Hee), the Crown Prince Lee Hwon (later played by Kim Soo Hyun) teacher.

Actor Jung Il Woo, who plays Prince Yang Myung, Lee Hwon’s half-brother and second in line for the throne, expressed his excitement and confessed that he felt burdened now that the bar has been set so high. Jung Il Woo stated, “I’m glad we received such high ratings. However, now I feel slightly burdened. I really enjoyed all the work the child actors and sunbaenims put into the drama, and they helped me catch some parts I didn’t fully understand.” He added, “As with any other projects, I try to put my all into my characters, so that I don’t have any regrets. I’ll try my best to become one with my Yang Myung character.”

“The Moon that Embraces the Sun” is written by Jung Eun Gwol, who also wrote last year’s “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” starring JYJ’s YoochunPark Min YoungSong Joong Ki, and Yoo Ah In.

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KBS Drama Dream High to be performed as musical in Japan

KBS Drama Dream High to be performed as musical in Japan

The popular drama “Dream High” will be performed as a musical at the New National Theater in Tokyo from July 3 to 20.

According to the official web site of the musical, the role of Sam-dong played by Kim Su-hyeon will be played in Japan by singer and actor Matsusita Yuya, the role of Jin-guk played by Taek-yeon will be played by Mizuta Koki, who has become famous through “Prince of Tennis” and “Pinocio,” and the role of Go Hye-mi played by Miss A's Su-ji will be played by singer and actor Nanakaga.

KBS Drama ‘Dream High’ to be performed as musical in Japan

Since the popular drama “Dream High” produced by Hallyu star Bae Yong-jun and producer Park Jin-young has been aired from January last year, it was aired by TBS in Japan in July last year, drawing great interest from the public. [Yonhap]

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