2016 was a golden year for K-dramas with a slew of series like Descendants of the Sun, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, W, Doctors, and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo creating records.Among the broadcasters, the year definitely belonged to Total Variety Network (tvN), which produced back-to-back successes.
According to Inquisitr, the channel aired 11 K-dramas last year that created many records in the history of Korean cable networks. The drama includes Cheese in the Trap, Another Oh Hae Young, Let's Fight Ghost, Drinking Solo, Reply 1988, Signal, Dear My Friends, The Good Wife, The K2, Goblin, and Cinderella and the Four Knights. Among this, Reply 1988 received the highest viewership in the Hallyu history but then the channel came up with enthralling Goblin which is expected to beat the record.
According to Nielsen Korea's rating number, Goblin is just 1.4% away from beating the record set by 'Reply 1988,' which has a rating of 18.6%. With just five episodes to go, it would be really interesting to see whether Goblin can create a new record.
Post the stupendous success of tvN, Korean actors are eagerly waiting for their turn to star in the channel's new dramas. Now, we hear that actors Cho Seung Woo and Bae Doona are in talks with tvN to star in their upcoming K-drama, Forest of Secrets.
"We have sent both Cho Seung Woo and Bae Doona an offer [to appear in the drama]. We are currently in talks with both of them with the conversation being mostly positive. There are no confirmations regarding cast lineups," a representative of the drama stated to Soompi.
They also added: "Details like when the first filming or script reading will be have not been set, but the drama is expected to air in mid-2017." Bae Doona's agency also confirmed that she was approached for the drama. Though nothing much on the concept or plot has been revealed, we hear that the series will be a thriller. According to a report in Soompi, the story will revolve around "an emotionless prosecutor uncovers secrets within the public prosecutor's office and sets out to hunt down the real culprit."