The Time I’ve Loved You makes last-minute PD switch
Aw no, I was so looking forward to PD Jo Soo-won taking the helm of The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days (SBS’s remake of In Time With You starring Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook), but a last-minute difference of creative opinion led him to quit the production on May 15.
Jo PD is best known for his SBS hit I Hear Your Voice, and has also directed Pinocchio, Gap-dong, and Alice in Cheongdam-dong, among other dramas. I greatly prefer his collaborations with writer Park Hye-ryun (Voice, Pinocchio) over his other shows, but The Time I’ve Loved You seemed so in his wheelhouse; the change-up makes me sad for what could’ve been.
According to SBS, the disagreement occurred between Jo PD and drama production house I Will Media: “His interpretation of the script didn’t match the production company’s, so PD Jo Soo-won has left the show. There definitely was not any discord.” Um, that just makes me think there definitely was discord, but the official stance seems to be a mutual parting of ways on all sides.
I Will Media’s (or essentially head producer Kim Jong-shik’s) credits include many of dramaland’s early-2000s hits like Winter Sonata, Summer Scent, and I’m Sorry, I Love You. They also produced Full House, which The Time I’ve Loved You’s writer Min Hyo-jung penned.
Jo PD led the show’s script read and pre-production, but shoots haven’t begun yet, which I suppose for continuity’s sake is a plus? Taking his place will be PD Go Jae-hyun, who has a second PD credit on JTBC’s Syndrome, and crew credits on My Happy Home, I Love You, Don’t Cry, and Women of the Sun.
I can’t say that I’m not worried about where this leaves the drama, but at least both parties realized their creative differences and made the change before shoots began; a mid-drama swap is certainly worse by a long shot. Crossing my fingers that the new PD is decent, because I want this drama to make my heart go pitter-patter.
The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days follows Divorce Lawyer in Love in June.
- Countdown begins on The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days
- Yoon Kyun-sang joins Ha Ji-won’s The Time I’ve Loved You
- Lee Jin-wook confirms The Time I’ve Loved You with Ha Ji-won
- Rain up to romance Ha Ji-won, or maybe Kang So-ra
- Lee Jin-wook says no to Hello Monster, maybe to In Time With You remake
- Ha Ji-won courted for remake of In Time With You
- Pinocchio: Episode 1
- Gap-dong: Episode 1
- I Hear Your Voice: Episode 1
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