Tomorrow With You loses Lee Min-ki, gets pushed to 2017
Ah, I was really looking forward to Tomorrow With You, the fantasy rom-com which will be directed by Yoo Je-won of Oh My Ghostess and High School King of Savvy, but the drama has been pushed to a 2017 airdate on tvN. The cable network has been drowning in shows for the fall so it’s not a huge surprise, but I delighted in Yoo’s quirky, zippy directorial style with his last two shows and had hoped to watch another of his in 2016.
A contributing factor to the delay is that Lee Min-ki and Shin Mina had been courted to reunite as leads (they were in the film A Million together), but Lee’s since taken his name out of the running. The actor, who is currently fulfilling his military service in Busan as a public service worker, was recently slapped with a sexual assault lawsuit. The suit was subsequently withdrawn and all charges were dropped, and though neither Lee’s agency nor tvN have implicated the allegations as the reason for his withdrawal, it makes sense for the actor to maintain a low profile until the controversy dies down.
On the bright side, Shin is still considering, and the drama will now be 100% pre-produced, which can only benefit the show. They’ll need to procure a male lead soon, and assuming Shin accepts the pending offer (Please don’t drop out, please don’t drop out!), I’m sure there will be no shortage of leading men vying for the job opposite her. Filming will begin in August and the drama about a time traveler and his rocky but passionate relationship with his wife will be tvN’s first Friday-Saturday drama of the new year.
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