According to a drama insider’s interview with Daily Sports on April 30, “On Joo Wan cannot be a part of KBS 2TV’s ‘Masked Prosecutor’ due to health issues. Though he even finished reading lines with the crew, he had to drop the show, with the producers’ approval. They are currently looking for another actor to take his spot.”
On Joo Wan was previously supposed to play the role of Gang Hyun Woong, a charismatic elite prosecutor. As the key member of an elite prosecutor group and a part of a love triangle with Kim Sun Ah and Joo Sang Wook, his character is planned to spice the drama up. Though he had appeared to read lines on April 18 and film the teaser this week, his final decision was to drop the role.
Meanwhile, “Masked Prosecutor” is a romantic drama that tells the story between a snobby prosecutor, who is prone to violence and acting like an old fox, and a detective, who is both smart and passionate.
It will start airing in May after “Unkind Women” finishes airing.