Poseidon resuscitated, but lacks cast
This is an odd turn of events: The dead-in-the-water maritime police drama Poseidon dropped by SBS has now been picked up by KBS for a fall premiere…although its main cast members have since dropped out.
Initially the drama had cast Eric (Strongest Chil Woo) and Kim Kang-woo (Story of a Man) as friendly rivals in an counterterrorism unit, along with idol-turned-actor U-Know Yunho (Heading to the Ground), Kim Ok-bin (Thirst), and Jeon Hye-bin (Yacha).
The production was repeatedly delayed, however, citing various reasons that included a particularly cold winter at sea that kept it from making its initially planned March premiere on SBS. With shoots pushed back multiple times, the cast members began dropping off to do other projects; in fact, Eric will be premiering with his, Myung-wol the Spy, in mere weeks.
Currently the only cast member still technically onboard is Yunho, but don’t count him in yet: A rep with his management, SM Entertainment, stated, “U-know Yunho has a busy schedule planned, so we are not in a position to say whether he will appear in Poseidon. He hasn’t finalized whether he’ll stay.” (Sounds to me like chances are good he’ll be out soon, too, although don’t quote me on that.)
A source with KBS confirmed that Poseidon has been given a slot on its September schedule — ironically (?), it follows Myung-wol the Spy on Mondays and Tuesdays. That means it’ll have to jump into production mode right away, in order to get back in motion. Who knows, there’s always a chance the drama will manage to assemble a decent cast the second time around, but after all the problems it’s had so far, I’m treating this one with LOTS of wariness.