The broadcasting of the last two episodes of MBC's 'The Moon That Embraces the Sun' may be delayed for the production crew, led by PD Kim Do Hoon, has decided to join the MBC labor union's strike.
On March 6th around 10 a.m., PD Kim Do Hoon was present at the company rally at MBC's office building located in Yeoeuldo, Seoul, indicating that he would stop all production and participate in the strike. Moreover, 'God of War''s PD Kim Dae Jin, and 'Feast of the Gods's Lee Dong Yoon also joined. With the exception of 'Light and Shadow', most of the shows on MBC are expected to be cancelled for the time being, an unprecedented and critical situation.
Last January 30th, MBC's labor union requested the resignation of MBC President Kim Jae Chul and the neutrality of the station's public broadcasting, putting a stop to all of the variety shows for over a month. However, the drama PDs had continued directing, due to the difficulty of resuming dramas after a break.
However, after company-assigned resignations of management and threats that the participants of the strike to be suspended or fired and other such harsh policies, the drama PD's had an emergency meeting for 5 days and ultimately decided to participate in the strike. The PDs expressed their defiance to President Kim Jae Chul and Kyeong Young Jin's intention to use the success of 'The Moon That Embraces the Sun' and 'Light and Shadow' to put down the strikes. Moreover, on Feb 27th, 49 out of the 51 PD's of the drama sector released public statements, and have started to participate in the strike, making it seem impossible to even find other manpower to substitute for the crew of 'The Moon that Embraces the Sun.'
Source & Image: Nate