“Taxi Driver” Announces Writer Change Midway Through Show

SBS’s Friday-Saturday drama “Taxi Driver” will be changing writers.

On May 17, a source from the drama stated, “Due to a difference of opinion between the writer and the director regarding the direction of the project, scriptwriter Oh Sang Ho mutually agreed to step down, and it was decided that scriptwriter Lee Ji Hyun will write the remaining episodes.” Writer Lee Ji Hyun has been writing the script for the drama since episode 11, which aired on May 14.

Based on a webtoon of the same name, “Taxi Driver” is about a mysterious taxi service that takes revenge on behalf of victims who are unable to get justice from the law. Lee Je Hoon stars as Kim Do Gi, a former special forces officer who works as a driver and vigilante for the service. Oh Sang Ho penned episodes 1 to 10 while Lee Ji Hyun will be writing the remaining six episodes.

“Taxi Driver” has continued to achieve steady viewership ratings, recording a best of 16.0 percent and maintaining around 15.0 percent in viewership ratings since then. Although changing writers midway through the show isn’t common, OCN’s “The Uncanny Counter” had also announced the unexpected departure of the writer in the middle of the show’s broadcast due to differing opinions.

“Taxi Driver” airs every Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. KST.

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