[News] “Heartstrings” Will be Cut Down to 15 Episodes


“Heartstrings” drama is expected to be shortened.

It has been made known that MBC Wed-Thurs mini series “Heartstrings” (writer Lee Myung Sook, PD Pyo Min Su) is planned to end with 15 episodes on Aug 18th. The drama was originally scheduled for 16 episodes but MBC is considering to cut it down by 1 episode.

After the leading actress Park Shinhye’s accident last month on July 18th, she was admitted to the hospital to receive treatment and because of it, the filming was temporarily halted. As a result, instead of airing episode 8 on July 21st , a special episode was broadcasted to replace it. MBC officials stated,”The contract between MBC and the production company was originally 16 episodes. Although it ends with 15 episodes, if you include the special episode, it still meets the contract.”

“Heartstrings” will be replaced by a new drama “Can’t Lose” (writer Lee Sook Jin, PD Lee Jaedong) and is expected to start airing on Aug 24th. It is also has been noted that on Aug 24th the 1st episode of “Can’t Lose” will be aired in the MBC TV guide. It is indirectly saying that“Heartstrings” will end on Aug 15th with 15 episodes.

The criticism surrounding “Heartstrings” from Pyo Minsu PD leaving the directing to another PD and also the script never stop. Because of the discordant in the production crew, the actors like Jung Yonghwa and Park Shinhye are having their share of loss. MBC’s official said, “As the lead actors, Jung Yonghwa and Park Shinhye still filmed throughout the night even when their body conditions are not well. But thanks to their enthusiasm, the drama can regain it’s energy.”

Source: Nate

Translated by: blue_jus7 on CodeAzurro

Edited by: F @ cnbluestorm