Highly anticipated drama Here, featuring Lee Byung-hun (Mr. Sunshine), Han Ji-min (One Spring Night), and Shin Min-ah (Chief of Staff 2), has decided to postpone its production schedule in light of the world’s present COVID-19 situation.
A representative from Studio Dragon, the production company behind the series, remarked on the said adjustment, “This is just a slight setback. It has become difficult to shoot this year because most of the filming needs to be done overseas.”
As the spread of the pandemic makes filming in other countries practically impossible, Here’s shooting this year will no longer take place. It is the newest addition to the numerous events and projects that are hampered by the continuing aftermath of the deadly disease, recent examples are Song Joong-ki starrer series Arthdal Chronicles 2 and Lee Byung-hun’s upcoming aviation disaster film with Song Kang-ho, Emergency Declaration.
Here will follow the lives of people who work for an international nonprofit organization. It is penned by two-time Baeksang Arts awardee Noh Hee-kyung, the screenwriter for popular dramas including Dear My Friends (2016), The Most Beautiful Goodbye (2017), and Live (2018).
While specific details on the characters to be played by the main cast are still kept under wraps, it was previously revealed that Bae Seong-woo (Live) and Nam Joo-hyuk (The Light in Your Eyes) will be joining the star-studded lineup. Bae is also set to lead in the upcoming series Flying Gaecheonyong while Nam is gearing up for his two new dramas, Nurse Teacher Ahn Eun-young and Start-Up, both of which are scheduled to premiere this year.
In the meantime, Here is currently in the process of planning and coordinating future filming schedules in overseas locations.