'The Legend' Confirmed To Air On June 25th
Bae Yong Joon's new historical fantasy drama 'The Legend' (script by Song Jina and directed by Kim Jong Hak) has pushed back its first broadcast date again, which is now confirmed to air on June 25th.
The PR agency for 'The Legend' revealed on the 3rd that "after endless negotiations with MBC, we came to a conclusion to have the broadcast date on June 25th."
Just not so long ago, MBC had decided that 'The Legend' would air after 'H.I.T.' and was set to air on May 28th. But production company of 'The Legend,' Kim Jong Hak Productions requested for more time since the cg effects for the drama will take longer, so eventually the broadcast date was pushed back. 'The Legend' was originally planned to air in March.
After the national Korean broadcast was delayed to June 25th, 'The Legend' seems that it will be seen by the viewers in Korea and Japan at nearly the same time. 'The Legend' will be broadcasted through NHK in Japan.
Due to the delay in the broadcast of 'The Legend,' MBC plans to air the 8 episode miniseries, 'Wise Mother Shin.'
The plans for 'The Legend' were started in 2003 and filming was started last March. It had a full support, but it is currently only 60% complete. But as a fantasy drama, the cg effects are crucial, so it seemed hard to complete everything by the first broadcast date.
'The Legend' portrays the life of the 19th king of Goguryeo, and the characters of the Four Gods. The funding for this drama was 43 million won, and will feature Bae Yong Joon, Moon So Ri, Jung Jin Young, Choi Min Soo, and others. Currently, the filming is still in progress on location in Jeju Island.