MBC To Jointly Produce ‘Dae Jang Geum 2’ (Jewel In the Palace) With Chinese Groups
After months of speculations and rumors, MBC has finally confirmed the rumors that a sequel to the smash-hit drama, Dae Jang Geum (Jewel In the Palace) has been green lit.
MBC released a special press release on September 17 revealing MBC’s head, Kim Jae Chul, recently spent 5 days visiting China’s broadcasting stations to produce an agreement to jointly produce a sequel to the hallyu drama.
Visiting Hunan TV, Shanghai Media Group and three broadcasting stations in total, the MBC head and his counterparts discussed jointly producing the drama and launching a new business together.
Hunan TV, as the first Chinese broadcasting station to air Dae Jang Geum in 2005, has agreed to invest in and later air the sequel.
The sequel has not yet set an official production date but MBC cautiously shared it is looking to begin production next year with a possible summer premiere.
The casting of the actors and director and staff also remains up in the air with many wondering if the original drama’s popular leads including Lee Young Ae and Ji Jin Hee will return.
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