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Kim Hyun Joong's drama 'City Conquest' rejected by KBS, producers considering legal action

February 1, 2013 @ 5:09 pm
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There's some drama surrounding Kim Hyun Joong's drama 'City Conquest' as it has been rejected by KBS.

'City Conquest' gained much attention from all over the world because of its lead Kim Hyun Joong. The drama was expected to broadcast on KBS, but in a sudden turn of events KBS made the decision to reject airing the drama because it 'lacked in quality'.

The sudden drop infuriated the producers of 'City Conquest', who responded, "KBS revealed that after they looking over the submitted plan and script, they decided that the content was not up to par and it was inadequate to be broadcast on public television. These are only excuses. We produced this in conjunction with KBS' subsidiary, KBS Media, but they decided not to air it anyway. There aren't any words of apology or explanation to the producers and the domestic and international fans who are waiting for this drama."

They accused KBS of having political reasons instead, saying, "We definitely heard them saying that the content is good and it has potential, but that it was not adequate to air because of the way violence was depicted, especially with the new turnover in government. When the time comes, we will provide the evidence we can prove ourselves with if necessary."

They continued, "KBS told us to change writers, edit the script, and even change a part of the cast. We did everything they required even though we were hurt from it, but we were told that the drama could not be aired. This is unreasonable."

However, KBS shot back that the claims were all false, responding, "We held 4 drama planning meetings because of 'City Conquest', and had continuously requested the producers to improve the drama. However, the plan and the script submitted in the most recent planning meeting were still not up to par. The drama also contains excessive violence, and was judged to be unfit for public broadcast. This is why we decided that we would not air it. In a report we issued them, the fact that the drama will not be aired if the script is not up to par is clearly outlined. The producers have asserted that we're being political, and they also used an expression that defames the character of one of the high-ranking names of the drama industry. We will take strict actions against the producers because they are saying things that aren't true."

Source: TV Report via Nate

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