“Joseon Survival” Searching For Actor To Replace Kang Ji Hwan + Lee Jung Jin And Go Joo Woon Deny Being Cast
Updated July 11 KST:
In the afternoon of July 11, it was reported that actors Lee Jung Jin and Go Joo Won were chosen as candidates to replace Kang Ji Hwan’s role in “Joseon Survival.” However, both sides denied the report.
A source from Go Joo Won’s side stated to Star Today, “We have not heard of this. We have not received any call, and this is the first time we’re hearing about this. [He] has no plans to star [in the drama].”
In addition, a source from Lee Jung Jin’s side shared, “We have not heard anything regarding ‘Joseon Survival.’ We do not know why this was reported even though it isn’t true. It was most likely a speculative article.”
Huayi Brothers Korea has released an update on plans for “Joseon Survival.”
Earlier this week, Kang Ji Hwan was arrested on charges of sexual assault. Follow his arrest, his agency Huayi Brothers Korea, which is also in charge of the drama’s production, announced that he would be canceling all scheduled activities to cooperate with police investigations. The actor’s currently-airing drama “Joseon Survival” also announced that it would be cancelling this week’s episode and not air any reruns.
On July 11, Huayi Brothers Korea released an official statement about the future of “Joseon Survival.”
Here is the full statement below:
Hello. This is Huayi Brothers Korea, the production company for TV Chosun’s ‘Joseon Survival’.
Actor Kang Ji Hwan, who played Han Jung Rok, has dropped out of the drama.
We are currently looking for an actor to replace his role, and we are doing our best to ensure smooth broadcasting.
We are sorry to all of the viewers who supported ‘Joseon Survival,’ and we will be back on air as soon as possible.
It was revealed earlier in the day that the Gwangju Police Station of Gyeonggi Province has requested a pretrial detention warrant for Kang Ji Hwan.