Update: Ji Soo To Leave “River Where The Moon Rises” + Na In Woo Confirmed To Replace Him
Updated March 5 KST:
After it was revealed in the morning that the actor was in talks for the drama, the production team has now confirmed, “Na In Woo has been cast for the role of On Dal.”
As announced by KBS earlier, Na In Woo will begin appearing in episode 9 of the drama.
KBS has officially announced that Ji Soo will be leaving the cast of the drama “River Where the Moon Rises.”
Earlier this week, the actor was swept up in multiple allegations of school violence, and he responded on March 4 with a handwritten letter of apology for his past behavior. The producers of “River Where the Moon Rises” immediately cancelled that day’s shoot, but they stated that because they had already completed 95 percent of filming for the drama, they would be holding a meeting to discuss how to proceed following the controversy.
On the morning of March 5, a spokesperson for KBS told Star News that they had ultimately come to the decision that Ji Soo would be leaving the drama.
“Ji Soo, who has recently become the center of controversy, will be stepping down from ‘River Where the Moon Rises,'” they stated. “We are in currently in discussions with the production company about our next steps.”
That same morning, Na In Woo’s agency Cube Entertainment confirmed that the “Mr. Queen” star is in talks to take over Ji Soo’s role. A representative of the agency stated, “Na In Woo has received an offer to join ‘River Where the Moon Rises’ in the role of On Dal, and he is currently reviewing the offer.”
At the moment, discussions are still ongoing over whether the upcoming episodes of “River Where the Moon Rises” that were scheduled for March 8 and 9 will make it to air.