I can’t believe I’m writing this since this particular drama sounded like it was in the bag in terms of production preparation and casting, but clearly nothing’s set until the fat lady sings. Upcoming SBS Wed-Thurs drama Goodbye Mr. Black is no longer upcoming and definitely not going to be an SBS Wed-Thurs fare. The production and SBS have just gone kaput, and the K-ent news is graphically describing this situation as “Goodbye Mr. Black had a miscarriage”. Aside from the terrible birth tragedy analogy, the newspapers are hot on the reporting that the drama production company couldn’t see eye-to-eye with SBS so the project is a no-go at the moment in terms of following The Village. That’s such a bummer since the confirmed cast of Moon Chae Won, Lee Jin Wook, Kim Kang Woo, and Song Jae Rim is all sorts of eye candy plus acting awesome.
I’m not sure where the disagreement came from, but the drama has long confirmed its production team even before the acting talent signed on so clearly there was concrete ideas from the start. Directing was going to be the PD of Birth of a Beauty, Giant, and Midas, while writing was the screenwriter of Glorious Day and Missing You (I Miss You). These are not unknowns and the PD is a longtime SBS regular. This news doesn’t mean Goodbye Mr. Black is DOA, the drama can either be picked up by another network or air on SBS still if the issues are hashed out though likely at a different time slot.