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‘Melancholia’ Postpones Premiere as Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19

korean drama Melancholia
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A representative from tvN’s upcoming drama Melancholia issued a statement on the 31st, saying, “After a staff member was tested positive for coronavirus, all staff and cast members took PCR tests. Fortunately, everyone was found to have tested negative except for three other staff members.”

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The representative continued, “Due to the situation at hand, we have made the decision to put on hold the series’ premiere to achieve a safe working environment. Looking at the production schedule, we came to this conclusion to provide viewers with the best possible viewing experience.”

Set at a private high school encompassed with corruption, Melancholia stars Im Soo Jung as a passionate math teacher named Ji Yoon Soo and Lee Do Hyun as a former math prodigy who has lost his passion for math, Baek Seung Yoo. It depicts a heartwarming story of them fighting to overcome social conventions and prejudices.

Melancholia will now premiere on November 10th instead of the originally scheduled November 3rd.

 

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