Three Days loses broadcast slot (maybe)
Hmmm, there’s some drama up in this drama, and I’m not sure either side is telling the full story. Upcoming condensed-time thriller Three Days, starring Yoochun and Sohn Hyun-joo, was originally looking at a February broadcast as a Wednesday-Thursday drama on SBS. It went on a casting spree and secured a whole lineup of stars, only now SBS is backing up and saying that the show has been postponed.
After a lot of back and forth in the rumor mill, an official statement from SBS’s executive producer of programming announced that Three Days was in fact postponed. The show seems to have stalled in negotiations between production house and broadcaster, though the details about why are murky. My guess is the asking price, but that’s purely speculation. At this point in pre-production (months ahead by k-drama standards), it’s highly unlikely that the reason is that the show is too behind schedule to go on the air.
Some outlets are spinning the story calling Three Days a “free agent,” saying that it’s now free to be shopped at KBS and MBC, which sounds like a hilarious attempt to cover up the fact that you got dumped by saying you’re now free to date allllll the other fishes in the sea. Yeah, well this pond ain’t exactly a large one (and with a huge production budget reportedly at 10 billion won, your options are rather limited by your scale). The latest news is that they’re working out final negotiations with SBS, and whether that means it’ll tie up loose ends to be shopped at other networks or come to some sort of arrangement remains to be seen.
It’s too bad, since I’m still really looking forward to the drama. Though when a production kicks up dust behind the scenes, especially in regards to securing its timeslot, it makes you wonder what’s wrong with it. Three Days is the action thriller from the writer of Ghost and Sign and the PD of Tree With Deep Roots. It stars Yoochun as the elite bodyguard to President Sohn Hyun-joo, and tells the story of his mad dash to find the president when he suddenly disappears. Co-starring are Park Ha-sun, So Yi-hyun, and Yoon Je-moon.