K-drama fans, we got some bad news to share with you guys! :(
Earlier today (Wednesday, 19th August), Korean news outlet OSEN reported that the drama “To All The Guys Who Loved Me” (그놈이 그놈이다) had to stop shooting after the supporting actor, Seo Sung Jong, had tested positive for Covid-19.
According to the report, Sung Jong had experienced the symptoms of the virus on 16th August before he went to get tested 2 days after that. As a result, the production team released a statement, assuring everyone that they’re doing their best to control the situation.
A source from the production team stated, “We have halted all filming for the drama. All those who came into contact with the actor have been asked to undergo quarantine and get tested.”
It is learned that the romantic comedy has only 2 more episodes left to broadcast. In response to whether this will impact the schedule of the drama, the insider said, “We are not at the stage to discuss such matters yet. We will release an official statement once we know all of the details.”
In similar news, rumours have been flying that “Love Alarm” season 2 (좋아하면 울리는 2) will most likely not be releasing this year. Back in October 2019, it was confirmed that production for the sequel was underway, with the first script reading session held in February 2020. However, very few updates about the drama have been revealed since.
Due to this ongoing silence, it was speculated that “Love Alarm” season 2 will not be airing this year. Word has it that this was due to the worsening Covid-19 pandemic in the country, which impacted the filming process. Ultimately, the release date has reportedly been delayed till early 2021.
Netflix has yet to address the reports so far.