On August 26, KBS confirmed that PD Lee Eung Bok’s resignation has been received and accepted. The PD (producing director) is well known for having worked on hit drama “Descendants of the Sun.”
Following the broadcast of “Descendants of the Sun,” rumors of Lee Eung Bok leaving KBS have continued to come up. Previously, KBS denied reports of his resignation each time the media reported on the rumors.
Many are speculating that the PD will be heading over to tvN to work on “Goblin” (tentative title). The upcoming drama is being written by star writer Kim Eun Sook who was one half of the writing team for “Descendants of the Sun.” If this is true, Lee Eung Bok and Kim Eun Sook would be reuniting for another project. Confirmations concerning the PD’s next project have yet to be revealed.
“Goblin” has confirmed actors Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook. Recently, Yoo In Na and BTOB’s Yook Sungjae were revealed to be in talks for roles in the drama. The drama is scheduled to air after “K2” which stars Ji Chang Wook and Girls’ Generation’s YoonA.
Previously, chief producer Ham Young Hoon resigned from KBS in March. Other famous PDs such as Na Young Suk and Kim Won Seok have quit KBS and gone on to be highly successful at different networks.