Goodbye, Goodbye Mr. Black
Oh no, bad news in dramaland: We might not get to see the new revenge drama Goodbye Mr. Black. The series was being planned for SBS’s winter Wednesday-Thursday timeslot following Village: Secret of Achiara (which follows Yong-pal), but now SBS has dropped the series from its lineup. The broadcaster is saying that Goodbye Mr. Black was never confirmed for that timeslot to begin with, but casting was well underway with the expectation that it would air on SBS in early December.
Representatives from both the drama’s production company Yigim Productions and SBS confirmed that the show has been dropped from that timeslot. Details remain vague on what the two parties disagreed on, but a representative from SBS stated, “The broadcaster and the production company had differing opinions on the direction of the production, and an agreement couldn’t be reached.” Yeah, that much we could deduce.
The drama is a manhwa adaptation that stars Lee Jin-wook as a man who is betrayed by his best friend and comes back to seek revenge. Moon Chae-won is the woman he fake-marries to create his cover identity, and Kim Kang-woo and Song Jae-rim were the latest supporting cast additions.
It makes me extra sad that a drama with a cast like that is having trouble getting on the air, and I’m dying to know what happened to suddenly make SBS drop it in the middle of casting and pre-production. It’s certainly possible that Goodbye Mr. Black will work things out with SBS for a later timeslot or move on to another network entirely, though hopefully it won’t be delayed so long that cast changes occur.
Goodbye Mr. Black, it’s not goodbye forever, right? We’ll see you someday?
Via Sports Chosun