Hot Takes From The Noonas Jang Nara And Hwang Chan Sungs Stalled Drama Is Now Cancelled

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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Jang Nara and Hwang Chan-sung's stalled drama is now cancelled
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Jang Nara and Hwang Chan-sung's stalled drama is now cancelled

After ceasing production at the beginning of March, "Housewife Detective" has now been outright cancelled. Its stars, Jang Nara and Hwang Chan-sung will have their contracts terminated.

"Housewife Detective" started with a table reading in late January. Production trouble did not come to light until the end of March when it was announced that production had been on hold for a month. No explanation was given for the stoppage, but it was deemed temporary. Now, the drama has been officially cancelled.

Jang Nara And Chansungs Upcoming Drama Currently Stuck In Pre-Production
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Jang Nara And Chansungs Upcoming Drama Currently Stuck In Pre-Production

Jang Nara and Chansungs upcoming drama Housewife Detective (tentative title) may be in question of continuing further production.

On April 20, a news outlet reported that Housewife Detective has cancelled its production. It explained that there was a problem in the production budget. Even the casts agencies reportedly stated that filming has stopped at the moment.

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However, the drama production company denied these reports, saying, Its not true. We are just discussing the details of the production with the broadcast company. There are also reports that this drama will air after Ruler: Master of the Mask (tentative title), but that is also false.

[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Cha Seung-won announces drama comeback
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Cha Seung-won announces drama comeback

At a Tokyo fan meeting on April 22nd, Cha Seung-won announced that he would be returning to the small screen in a romantic comedy set to air in late 2017.

While he didn't add any further details, media outlets are reporting that Cha Seung-won will be starring in the latest romcom from the Hong sisters, Hong Jeong-eun and Hong Mi-ran, writers of his last romantic comedy outing, 2014's "The Greatest Love". The Hong sisters' record has been rocky since then; the uneven "Big" was followed by the entertaining "Master's Sun", while "Warm and Cozy" coasted on its side characters. Hopefully, this one will be a return to form for the Hong sisters, with a strong story grounding their usual comedic antics.

'Housewife Detective' Cancellation: 2PM's Chansung Confirmed For New Projects As Budget Issues, Delays Plague Jang Nara's New Drama
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'Housewife Detective' Cancellation: 2PM's Chansung Confirmed For New Projects As Budget Issues, Delays Plague Jang Nara's New Drama

Jang Nara and 2PM's Chansung have both signed on to star in the romantic comedy "Housewife Detective" which was expected to replace MBC's "Ruler of the Mask". However, fresh reports now hint that the drama has become stuck in pre-production with no news of resumption, leading sources to believe that the project is pretty much dead in the water.

According to a report by Drama Beans, Mstar Media, the production outfit in charge pf the drama, has reportedly declared bankruptcy last April 19 but even before the announcement, "Housewife Detective" has stopped production as early as February. The project had high hopes in the beginning as a pre produced series which will air simultaneously in Korea and other countries in the second half of 2017.

[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Seo In-guk will get medical re-examination on April 27
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Seo In-guk will get medical re-examination on April 27

Roughly two weeks after leaving the military early due to an ankle injury, Seo In-guk is keeping fans posted on the status of his military re-enlistment.

Without a doubt, Seo In-guk's agency wants to reassure Koreans that the actor is not shirking his civic responsibility. One only has to look at Yoo Ah-in's repeatedly postponed enlistment due to a persistent shoulder injury to see how unforgiving Korean netizens can be about perceived army duty evasion.

Let's hope Seo In-guk has more luck than Yoo Ah-in in overcoming his injury so that he can get army duty over with sooner. Unfortunately, if Seo In-guk is deemed unfit for enlistment, he would still be forced to remain absent from the public eye for the same amount of time, much like Choi Jin-hyuk was after being discharged early due to a knee injury. To resume his career after a premature discharge would be PR suicide.