SBS washes hands of Daemul
At this point I think we’re all just better off writing off the series Daemul (Big Fish) as a no-go; that way, if it ever gets made, we can be pleasantly surprised. But things aren’t looking good for the already troubled drama.
Daemul hit problems early on with director issues, causing the original PD, Kim Hyung-shik, to step back from the project. That pushed back the drama production, which was then tentatively planned to air later this year. However, on the 26th, SBS chief officer Gu Bon-geun said that the drama will not be airing on SBS, which was a “mutually agreed” decision made by all parties.
He went on to say that although SBS will not be airing it, the drama is free to go to MBC or KBS (I don’t know whether a different station will want another’s dregs; then again, a high-profile project like Daemul may still attract interest).
However, on the same day, a source on the production side disclosed that production was still with SBS, leading to speculation that the supposed mutual agreement wasn’t quite mutual (or an agreement). Furthermore, lead actors Go Hyun Jung and Kwon Sang Woo were “reserved” through the end of May with the understanding that the project would continue later this year; it’s not certain whether they will continue on.
Maybe they should just cut their losses and call this one a wash, yeah?
SONG OF THE DAY
Shinji – “이별이 안부를 묻다” which I suppose translates to something like “Farewell extends its compliments” or “Farewell inquires after you.” The Koyote singer and actress goes jazzy for her solo single. [ Download ]