KakaoTV’s upcoming short-form drama Lovestruck in the City, headlined by popular actors Ji Chang-wook and Kim Ji-won, has moved its first airing date from December 8 to December 22.
The adjustment in broadcast is an aftermath of the production’s precautionary measures after one of its assistant performers tested positive for COVID-19. For the safety of everyone and in compliance with the government’s health protocols, the team temporarily halted filming to allow the cast and crew to undergo examinations.
On December 2, the production behind the series shared an official statement that says, “KakaoTV’s [Lovestruck in the City] will be released for the first time on December 22 at 5 p.m. [KST]. All the actors and staff who have been tested for [COVID-19] received negative [test results]. We have recently resumed shooting, but we have decided to adjust the initial release schedule [to ensure the drama’s] completeness. We ask for your patience. We will continue to put the safety of the cast and staff first, and we will thoroughly comply with the quarantine guidelines to prevent the spread of [COVID-19]. We are making every effort to manage [and ensure the safety] of the site.”
Lovestruck in the City, previously known as City Couple’s Way of Love: My Lovable Camera Thief, is KakaoTV’s multi-part project that has a core concept of exploring the love stories of those who work and live through the hustle and bustle of city life. The first story will center on Park Jae-won (Ji Chang-wook, Backstreet Rookie) an architect who is hung up on a woman he calls the “camera thief,” and Lee Eun-oh (Kim Ji-won, Arthdal Chronicles), a freelance marketer who met Jae-won under a made-up identity and ran away with his heart. The series will also be released through Netflix, two hours after its original broadcast.