Kim Hyun Joong‘s new drama City Conquest, which was to be broadcast on KBS, will be canceled due to technical difficulties. According to a press release by the production company, the network backed away from the offer because the show was “too violent.” KBS denied the allegations through Sports Seoul, claiming that the content’s quality was the deal breaker. The representative said “We debated whether to air it or not, and time and time again it just wasn’t up to the standard we expected.”
The production cost 4 billion won, and the company made various changes to meet the demands of the broadcasting company only to fail to achieve a slot on the 2013 roster. The drama was based on a comic about a young man named Baek Mi Reu who blames his father for abandoning him and his mother. As a result, he turns his life to revenge the evils of society.
Here are some memorable stills of what might have been:
Pictured below, actors Kim Hyun Joong, Jung Yu Mi in Japan:
Did you see this coming? Or are you as shocked as I am that a drama with Kim Hyun Joong had been turned down?