According to the news [OBS NEWS], An official of  'City Conquest' team said that they are aiming to air on January next year. Probably a follow-up or a replacement for the drama 'School' that is scheduled to broadcast on December 3rd at 9:55 KST in KBS2.

Kim Hyun Joong and his team has already started filming last July in Japan and started filming in Korea starting last September.

Kim Hyun Joong's agency stated "KHJ is working hard for the drama and at the same time getting ready for his album".

Source: OBS News
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Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong's new drama 'City Conquest' will return shooting starting this December. According to one of the drama's promoter, she wrote that the team will resume shooting despite the cold weather.

    "Even though City Conquest will start shooting next month, I'm kinda worried about the actors and staffs' health because they will be shooting in the middle of a cold weather."

"I'm planning to bring miso soup and hot packs to keep them warm."

"Korea will be hit by the cold wave 1st time in 20 years! Looks like the first snow already came down yesterday night. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to watch it. However, I still went out and had fun with the snow. I had soju and hot pot (food). It's really getting cold in Korea. But I will get over with this cold weather with my hot pot and floor heating."


'City Conquest' started shooting early this July from several places in Japan and Korea. Some of the casts already gave up their current project to give focus filming this drama.

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Upon searching for some news about City Conquest, I read this article way back from 2008. It's from Naver News. The title is 'Jessica Gomez for City Conquest Movie Casting'. I wasn't really that sure at first if it's the same with Kim Hyun Joong's City Conquest until I read the name 'Baek Mir', so now I'm certain it's all the same. There isn't so much in the article, only saying that Jessica Gomez will play as the boss's woman and she was chosen to play that part because she can speak english well. No other details given that time.

To those who wonder who is this girl, here is her photo.

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Now I wonder why this project didn't pursue... hmmm.
A few snapshots of Kim Hyun Joong, Jung Yumi, and Park Hyo Jun walking on the streets of Japan are currently attracting a lot of attention.
In the snapshots, Baek Mir (played by Kim Hyun Joong), Baek Mir’s lover Lee Dan Bi (played by Jung Yumi), and Baek Mir’s best friend Park Kwang Ya (played by Park Hyo Jun) are cheerfully walking on the streets of Japan, putting arms around each other’s shoulders and shouting.
This scene was filmed near Japanese traditional bars in the streets of Japan. The great teamwork between the three actors gave a lot of laughs and confidence to the production team, according to reports. Park especially got lots of laughs with his hilarious acting and ad-libbing.
Because of the three actors’ natural acting, the set is always full of laughs, and the whole team is shooting the series in a friendly mood. People responded: “I can see how much they love each other from the picture.” “They look really close.” “These pictures make me feel good.” “I can’t wait to watch City Conquest.” “Are they singing drunk? Haha.”
City Conquest is also attracting a lot of attention by casting such charismatic actors as Kim Seung Woo, Kim Young Ho, Kim Hee Won, and Choi Cheol Ho.


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A new still cut straight from the set of Kim Hyun Joong‘s upcoming drama, ‘City Conquest‘, has left netizens impressed with his charismatic transformation!

Covered in just enough dirt to leave his handsome features in full view, Kim Hyun Joong is seen pinning an enemy to the ground using his entire body. The picture not only demonstrates the level of action required of him in the drama, but also his determination to perfect his role, which staff noticed and sent applause his way for being willing to get down and dirty to complete the scene.

Kim Hyun Joong has been attending action school to better prepare himself for his role as ‘Baek Mir’. This combined with intense training and dieting has reportedly lowered his body fat percentage to 7%.

Netizens commented, “How can he be this handsome and amazing during an action scene!”, and “I want to see all of these scenes in the drama!”

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City Conquest casts now are in full swing and getting serious for their roles. First an article emerged saying Kim Hyun Joong (Baek Mir) will now refrain his singing career for awhile to give more time being an actor particularly for his role in this drama and now Choi Cheol Ho just gave up his role from KBS 1TV drama 'The Great King's Dream' and will be replaced by Lee Jin Woo to focus more on his role in City Conquest as Cha Seong Kwang's (Kim Young Ho) subordinate. 

Thanks to @howlovelylala for clearing this up as I got a little confused when I read the articles regarding this one. At first I thought Lee Jin Woo will replace Choi Cheol Ho in City Conquest but I was wrong, it's Choi Cheol Ho who got replaced by Lee Jin Woo in the drama 'The Great King's Dream' instead. Thank you very much for this. ^^

Source: Sports Donga

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Due to drama 'City Conquest' Kim Hyun Joong now will refrain from doing activities as a singer. Singer cum actor Kim Hyun Joong is now determined more than ever and has his all passion for acting. Because of his third starring drama 'City Conquest', all of his activity (as a singer) other than shooting is now postponed.   Kim Hyun Joong started acting through 2009 drama 'Boys Over Flowers' where it received excellent reviews while in his 2010 drama 'Playful Kiss' where it received poor reviews compared to his previous one. Now on this new drama 'City Conquest', Kim Hyun Joong is now ready to get his reputation back as an actor. Acting in his first action challenges him in full swing and now currently shooting while spending his day in action school. The team began shooting last July in Japan, finishes last September and now started filming in domestic places (Korea) then will continue to start shooting in Southeast Asian countries. Other than his schedule as an actor, Kim Hyun Joong is planning to rest as a singer as much as possible until next year.   Due to his driven passion a price of 11.8 billion won was already earned for the drama and will continue to shoot after Japan to southeast asian countries such as China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In addition, 'City Conquest'  will air in KBS 2TV and in Japan cable channel DATV afterwards. Prior to this, Kim Hyun Joong already held events Japan and will start promoting the drama on January in places such as Kobe and Saitama.
Here's the drama line up for 2013. This is not in order. Dramas might be in KBS1 or KBS2 or other KBS channels. Tentative means no specific date yet but confirmed to broadcast in KBS. This is just to give you ideas about the drama line up. If this could be the correct order then we might expect City Conquest to air sometime around March-April 2013

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