On December 27, a drama associate revealed to Ilgan Sports, "Director Shin Woo Chul and director Kim Jung Hyun of 'Gu Family Book' are added to the production team of 'Hwayugi'." The new staff members will be aiding current director Park Hong Kyun with production.
Meanwhile, 'Hwayugi' experienced one of the biggest broadcast errors during its second episode on December 23. In addition, one of the staff members was severely injured while working on the drama set. The new drama has already received harsh criticism for its poor production and management.
The next episode with the new addition to the production team is scheduled to air on December 30.