While COVID-19 has been in the news for a full year now there are ebbs and peaks depending on so-called spikes which seems to be like Groundhog’s Day. It feels like things are getting better and then it gets worse again and on and on the cycle goes. We’re in a bad cycle again, in the US for sure, but also South Korea and this week it’s caused a cascade impact on K-dramas. Filming has been shut down on the set of sageuk Moon Rising Over the River after an extra tested positive for COVID-19, which also led to the shut down of Joseon Exorcist which uses the same set. Sisyphus: The Myth has also stopped filming though the leads have tested negative so far. OCN drama The Uncanny Couter cancelled its press conference this week and tvN drama Birthcare Center also called off it’s mid-drama interviews with the media. The entire cast and crew was tested for Netflix drama So Not Worth It (Hope the Earth Collapses Tomorrow) so that will continue on with filming.
Latest news is the following dramas are also halted in filming due to COVID-19 exposure: Penthouse, Snowdrop, The Spies Who Loved Me, and Hush. Sigh. Please everyone be well and those who tested positive have a full recovery.