Update: Seo Ji Suk Confirmed To Replace Kang Ji Hwan In “Joseon Survival” + Drama To Reduce Episodes
Updated July 16 KST:
“Joseon Survival” will be reducing the number of episodes.
On July 16, the broadcasting network TV Chosun revealed, “‘Joseon Survival,’ which was planned for 20 episodes, will be shortened by four episodes and will end with episode 16.”
“Joseon Survival” is scheduled to go back on air on July 27
Updated July 15 KST:
“Joseon Survival” has confirmed that Seo Ji Suk will be taking on Kang Ji Hwan’s role in the drama.
On July 15, Huayi Brothers Korea released the following statement:
Hello. This is Huayi Brothers Korea, the production company for TV Chosun’s “Joseon Survival.”
This is our statement on the casting and broadcasting schedule of “Joseon Survival.”
We announce that actor Seo Ji Suk was confirmed to join [the drama] in the role of the main character Han Jung Rok.
After finalizing the casting, “Joseon Survival” will begin filming as soon as possible, and we will resume airing episode 11 starting next Saturday (July 27).
Once again, we ask everyone who awaited “Joseon Survival” for their understanding, and we will do our best to meet the viewers’ needs by creating a well-made drama until the end.
Seo Ji Suk may be playing the main character of TV Chosun’s “Joseon Survival” Han Jung Rok, which was previously played by Kang Ji Hwan.
In response to a report that Seo Ji Suk was confirmed for the role, a source from “Joseon Survival” stated on July 15, “We are still in discussion.”
On July 10, Kang Ji Hwan was arrested on charges of assault. The next day, TV Chosun announced that they were looking for an actor to replace Kang Ji Hwan’s role as he will no longer be part of the drama. On July 12, an arrest (pretrial detention) warrant was issued for the actor.
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