Many productions are taking precautions due to the spread of COVID-19, causing delays in premieres and filming.
Gong Yoo and Park Bo GumThe film “Seobok” temporarily delayed the planned opening in December due to the spread of COVID-19. A source for production company CJ Entertainment stated on December 7th, “We have decided to postpone the premiere after serious consideration to prevent further spread and damage.”
The film “Life Is Beautiful” (literal title) has also postponed its scheduled release in December due to the spread of COVID-19. The musical film stars Yum Jung Ah, Ryu Seung Ryong, Ong Seong Wu, and more.
TVN drama “Mount Jiri” (working title) also announced plans on Dec. 8 to halt filming by Dec. 20 as a preventative measure due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Korea. The drama stars Jun Ji Hyun, Joo Ji Hoon, Sung Dong Il, Oh Jung Se, and more.
Star News reported on December 16 that the second season of the drama “Hospital Playlist” had postponed filming to January 2021 after it was scheduled to shoot in December. The script reading for the season, which was scheduled for early December, is also said to have been postponed to early January.
The report also said the show was in talks for the first half of next year, according to a source, but was unable to finalize the schedule and monitor the situation due to COVID-19.
Later that day, a source on tvN told Sports DongA, “We are working hard on the preparation of the second season of ‘Hospital Playlist’. We therefore ask for your understanding that it will be difficult for us to talk about a detailed schedule. “
A drama source told the point of sale, “I haven’t been informed of the schedule yet, but I think it will be early January next year.” They added, “Since this is a drama that involves a lot of background actors, I think they will be more sensitive about COVID-19.”
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