On April 2nd persons close to the production of "Suriname" confirmed that due to COVID-19 the drama's production is now indefinitely delayed. "Suriname" was to be the latest work from Yoon Jong-bin, the director of the highly acclaimed "The Spy Gone North" from 2018.
"Suriname" had major stars Ha Jung-woo and Hwang Jung-min committed for the project based on the real-life story of a Korean person in the country of Suriname who became a drug lord. Expectations were high for the it. It had an unusually high budget of thirty million dollars, quite above what most dramas are produced for in the South Korean market.
However, plans for filming are now in flux due to travel restrictions from the Dominican Republic regarding COVID-19. The Dominican Republic had been the agreed upon filming location for the series. "Suriname" is only the latest work to have had its production status delayed by COVID-19, with "Bargaining" and "Kidnapped" suffering from similar delays.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com.
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