“Dear.M” broadcast might be delayed for an even longer time.
On January 11, one media outlet exclusively reported that “Dear.M” premiere has been put on hold for the year 2022. The drama was originally scheduled to premiere in February.
However, Park Hye Soo’s bullying allegations came out in mid-February and as a result, the premiere of “Dear.M” was pushed back indefinitely, KBS then announced their decision to air “Imitation” before “Dear.M.”
An official from KBS commented, ‘we’re currently confirming the facts,’ in response to the report. But for now, KBS says it seems to be difficult to air the drama in the first half of 2022.
Previously, fans had petitioned to kick out Park Hye Soo from the drama, however, a source from KBS stated the drama has been put on hold while the allegations against Park Hye Soo are being verified through police investigation, KBS will wait until a verdict comes out and will implement changes accordingly such as re-shoots and more.
The issue became bigger for KBS since “Dear.M” was a pre-produced drama, meaning it was shot completely before its premiere putting KBS in a difficult spot, re-shoots would not only be expensive but could face difficulties depending on the actors availability to re-shoot depending on their schedules.
Park Hye Soo has vehemently denied the bullying allegations made against her, and despite her strong response and the fact that her label is taking strict legal action public opinion on her remains largely negative.
“Dear.M” is led by Park Hye Soo, NCT Jaehyun, and more.