The overseas filming of several South Korean dramas has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the filming of the second season of Arthdal Chronicles.
The first season of Arthdal Chronicles aired last year divided into three parts and production for the second season was expected to start during the second half of 2020, but due to the pandemic the situation is unclear.
Studio Dragon said about it: “The COVID-19 has made it unsafe that the second season will be released. We are continually debating the production schedule. ”
The filming situation for the HERE drama is similar. Production company Studio Dragon revealed Sports Chosun on July 7: “We are reviewing HERE’s production schedule taking into account various factors such as locations abroad and composition. It will be difficult to produce this year because the main objective is to shoot abroad.
An essential factor in the filming of HERE was that it take place abroad because its plot centers on the history of an NGO. However, due to the consequences of COVID-19 it will be difficult to record this year.
Likewise, there is concern whether the planned actor mix for the drama, which includes Lee Byung Hun, Han Ji Min, Shin Min Ah, Bae Sung Woo, and Nam Joo Hyuk, will be sustained. Especially considering that Nam Joo Hyuk is about to enter compulsory military service, so if the filming is postponed, it is possible that the planned actors may not be part of the cast.
In addition, there are other dramas like Salvation Interpreter from the tvN network that are scheduled to shoot abroad, but the organization is still being debated.
Something similar occurs with Vagabond, whose first season was very successful last year. At the moment it is not known if there will be a second season because, if it occurs, the shooting should take place in Morocco.