Vagabond, a spy drama starring singer-actors Suzy (While You Were Sleeping) and Lee Seung-gi (A Korean Odyssey), was originally scheduled to air in December 2018 but got pushed back to May this year. Now, it seems the drama needs to buy more time again.
Industry insiders stated that Vagabond‘s premiere is now slated for September, which is but a tentative schedule. The production team of the series cited issues in filming schedule as well as its pending agreement with Netflix as the causes of delay.
With a whopping budget of 25 billion won (approximately $22 million), the drama’s production team seems wary of going on the air without addressing first its woes and securing the potential deal with Netflix.
The series was supposedly scheduled to replace Big Issue in May. But with the recent development, SBS will most likely broadcast Absolute Boyfriend instead. While Vagabond is still in the middle of production, the fully pre-produced Absolute Boyfriend is all set to premiere as it already finished its shooting early this year. The latter is a TV adaptation of a popular manga and stars Yeo Jin-goo, Girl’s Day’s Minah, and Hong Jong-hyun.
Vagabond centers on a stuntman, played by Lee Seung-gi, who finds himself digging up information on the country’s corruption after a mysterious plane crash. Meanwhile, Suzy is playing a National Intelligence Service agent who works hard to support her mother and younger sibling. This is the second time Lee and Suzy are starring together in a drama since they headlined the 2013 fantasy historical series Gu Family Book.