Spy drama ‘Vagabond’ starring Bae Suzy, Lee Seung-gi delayed anew

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.

Bae Suzy and Lee Seung-gi in still images from 'Vagabond'
Still Images from upcoming spy drama ‘Vagabond’ featuring Bae Suzy (top) and Lee Seung-gi.

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.

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Jessene Mariano

Jessene is a writer and translator for Kdramapal. Being a licensed professional teacher and Korean culture enthusiast, she has conducted Korean language classes for college students and the Korean-Filipino community for free. Growing up with a lot of Korean uncles and aunts while learning martial arts, she has been exposed to Korean culture ever since she was a young girl. She considers singing as her first love, but anything Korean is a close second. When she's not working, she enjoys traveling and reading poetry. Her favorite place in South Korea is Gunsan (a city in Northern Jeolla) and she considers Hongdae her second home. If she were to be a famous Korean actress for a day, she'd be Gong Hyo-jin. Jessene can be reached at [email protected]