Kakao TV's upcoming K-drama "Accidental Country Diary" starring Jang Geun Suk and SNSD's Sooyoung reportedly halts production ahead of shooting.
The forthcoming series follows the story of a veterinarian who decides to move to a rural village of Heedong, where he is destined to cross paths with a female officer.
'Accidental Country Diary' Cancels Production Due to 'Various Circumstances'
In an exclusive report cited by a local media outlet, the sudden cancellation was due to various circumstances prior to the filming session.
The decision comes after completing the lineup of the cast with the Girl's generation member and "Love Rain" star as the lead characters.
Back in July, various outlets reported that the 34-year-old actor is offered to star in Kakao TV's upcoming series.
The news was also confirmed by Jang Geun Suk's agency, AG Corporation confirming he is courted to appear in "Accidental Country Diary" is positively reviewing it.
A month later, SNSD's Sooyoung, whose real name is Choi Soo Young, revealed that she was also courted to star as the female lead for the romance drama.
"It is true that Sooyoung received a casting offer for 'Unexpected Country Diary,' but she is currently reviewing the offer," Sooyoung's agency Saram Entertainment shared.
'Accidental Country Diary' Details and What We Know So Far
The romance drama is based on the webtoon of the same name written by Park Ha Min.
"Accidental Country Diary" depicts the blossoming relationship of a local policeman named Ahn Ja Young, played by Sooyoung, and her unexpected encounter with a Seoul-based veterinarian Han Ji Yool, portrayed by Jang Geun Suk.
Apart from their romance, the upcoming drama will also showcase the reconnection of their friendship after Han Ji Yool moved to the city.
This raises the interest of how the two will rekindle their friendship and will, later on, lead to a romance.
Jang Geun Suk's Comeback Drama
"Accidental Country Diary" is also Jang Geun Suk's return to the small screen after his three-year hiatus due to his mandatory military service.
His last K-drama was the 2018 comedy series "Switch: Change the World," where he played a genius con man, So Do Chan.
SNSD Sooyoung's New Dramas
As for the Girl's Generation member, the 31-year-old beauty is currently active on showbiz with a slew of projects under her belt.
After her big break in the mini-series "The Spring Day of My Life," where she won MBC's Excellence Award in the Actress category, the singer-actress landed several dramas and films.
She recently appeared in Netflix's "Move to Heaven" alongside Lee Je Hoon and Tang Jung San as well as in the rom-com "So I Married An Anti-Fan."
Apart from Sooyoung's new Kdrama, she is also set to star in "Tell Me Your Wish" and forthcoming film "New Year Blues" with Kim Kang Woo, "Hospital Playlist" star Yoo Yeon Seok, Yoo In Na, and more.