The new Korean drama “The Escape of the Seven” has faced more controversy as director Joo Dong Min decided to quit the project and did not return for Season 2. One of the duo, who has created many controversial yet impressive projects, has now quit, leaving his collaborator, writer Kim Soon Ok, on her own. So, what happened behind “The Escape of the Seven” Season 2 production? Find out more in the following complete report.
Director Joo Dong Min Leaves Season 2 Production of “The Escape of the Seven” New Korean Drama: MORE Controversy!
The “The Escape of the Seven” team suffered a setback as director Joo Dong Min decided to leave the Season 2 production.
According to the announcement, director Joo Dong Min decided to leave the Season 2 production of “The Escape of the Seven”. As a result, “The Escape of the Seven” Season 2 will be under the direction of Oh Joon Hyuk PD, who co-directed Season 1.
“Director Oh Jooh Hyuk, who co-directed season 1, will lead the production of ‘The Escape of the Seven’ Season 2.”production team of “The Escape of the Seven.”
Ending of the Duo Behind Korea’s Most Controversial Projects
Director Joo Dong Min is one half of the duo responsible for some of South Korea’s most controversial dramas. Together with writer Kim Soon Ok, director Joo Dong Min has created numerous controversial yet outstanding projects that have attracted many viewers.
“The Last Empress”
In 2018, writer Kim Soon Ok and director Joo Dong Min began their partnership with the Korean drama, “The Last Empress.” Starring Jang Na Ra, Shin Sung Rok, and Choi Jin Hyuk, “The Last Empress” created a massive buzz, extending the total number of episodes from 48 to 52. Due to the popularity and outstanding result of “The Last Empress”, the three main cast won Best Actors and Actress at the 2018 SBS Drama Awards.
“The Penthouse” Series
After “The Last Empress”, Joo Dong Min and Kim Soon Ok duo worked together on the second project. They created one of the most controversial yet phenomenal in Korean drama history, “The Penthouse.”
“The Penthouse” has been both praised and criticized as one of the most memorable Korean makjang dramas. It was full of exciting intrigues yet horrible exaggeration in almost all episodes. However, the series continues for 3 seasons with massive anticipation from the audience.
Until today, “The Penthouse” characters and storyline remain unforgettable in the viewers’ memory. They even created a new benchmark of dramatic and controversial Korean makjang drama.
“The Escape of the Seven”
After the success of “The Last Empress” and “The Penthouse,” the duo returned with “The Escape of the Seven.” Once again, this new Korean drama created a massive commotion only after its first episode broadcast.
Full of dramatic intrigue and controversial scenes, “The Escape of the Seven” is a Korean makjang drama that makes you cringe but unable to stop until you get to the very end.
Today, the professional relationship of this controversial duo has come to an end. Writer Kim Soon Ok is left alone with her provocative masterpiece without Joo Dong Min, who could match her level of makjang drama with his impeccable timings, dramatic angle selections, and outstanding leadership.
However, the reasons for director Joo Dong Min’s departure from “The Escape of the Seven” Season 2 remain unclear. The production team simply stated that they had made the decision during the internal meetings.
“We made the decision based on internal discussions.”production team of “The Escape of the Seven.”
So, what do you think is the reason behind the disbandment of this controversial duo? Was it because of an internal conflict? Or was it due to all the criticism and controversy that rained over “The Escape of the Seven” new Korean drama?
And ultimately, will the new director have the proper skills and ability to match writer Kim Soon Ok in creating controversial yet outstanding Korean dramas?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
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