The production of ‘Kingdom: The Crown Prince,’ which was planned as the new spinoff of Netflix’s ‘Kingdom‘ series, has been temporarily suspended.
According to industry insiders, the production of Kingdom: The Crown Prince, which planned to begin shooting later this year, was put on hold for various reasons.
Kingdom: The Crown Prince is the second spinoff of the Kingdom series that ignited the K-zombie syndrome. Following the success of the first two seasons, Netflix unveiled its first special episode Kingdom: Ashin of the North in July.
Kingdom: The Crown Prince would be dealing with the past and the present of the crown prince Lee Chang, the hero of the Kingdom series. The project, directed by The Outlaws director Kang Yoon Sung and written by Kim Eun Hee, was planned as a 6-part series. And of course, the title role Lee Chang was to be played by Ju Ji Hoon.
However, the pre-production of the series was prolonged for various reasons. Ju recently joined the new Wavve original film Gentleman as the lead actor. Also, the filming for Kingdom director Kim Sung Hoon’s new movie Kidnapped, which Ju stars in, was pushed back to January. As a result, the production of Kingdom: The Crown Prince has been pushed back indefinitely.
Kidnapped originally planned to start filming overseas in March last year. Yet, it was postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic. Recently, the production company came up with the plan to begin overseas shooting in January. With Gentleman and Kidnapped on Ju’s upcoming schedule, Kingdom: The Crown Prince production won’t happen for quite some time.
Meanwhile, with the postponement, director Kang Yoon Sung will work on his new drama Casino. After finishing his 2019 movie Long Live the King, Kang originally planned to remake the movie Intern. However, because Warner Bros pulled its business out of Korea, his plan to remake Intern had been scrubbed. Since then, he has been preparing for Casino.
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