On December 28, the filming sets of 'Hwayugi' were inspected by the Ministry of Employment and Labor following the accident that led to a major injury, even paralysis of one staff member.
On the same day, a media outlet reported that another staff member was injured on the set of the drama while preparing to restart filming after the inspection, and in response to the injury, actor Cha Seung Won reportedly requested to stop filming.
Regarding the report, a staff of the controversial drama stated, "It's not true the filming for tomorrow has been canceled due to a staff member's injury that occurred while preparing to restart filming today."
The staff added, "It's difficult to call it a stop in filming because we already didn't have filming scheduled. Tomorrow's filming was already canceled due to schedule conflicts and other issues. There are no relations (between a staff's injury and the cancellation of filming). The report stating that Cha Seung Won requested to stop filming is not true."
The staff also stated, "The actors are trying to get things together and get going again, saying it'll be right for them to continue despite the difficult situation. We're trying to adjust schedules and complete it with perfection. We will work to make sure there won't be any problems in the production schedule."
Meanwhile, new directors have been added to the 'Hwayugi' team in an attempt to rescue the drama from production errors and ongoing issues.