Netflix’s latest Korean drama ‘Lovestruck in the City’ has been delayed, but has a new release date been confirmed and why was the series postponed?
From Itaewon Class and Kingdom to Hospital Playlist and Start-Up, it’s been an incredible year for Korean dramas on Netflix.
However, the year is not yet over, with one final weekly series still to premiere on the streaming platform.
Lovestruck in the City is a romance series starring Ji Chang-wook and Kim Ji-won that will be part of a multi-series story called City Couple’s Way of Love.
The K-drama was meant to premiere this week on the streaming platform but following the news of a delay, fans are wondering whether a new release date has been revealed.
Lovestruck in the City: Release date
- Lovestruck in the City will now release on Netflix on Tuesday, December 22nd after the initial premiere on the streaming platform was delayed.
Lovestruck in the City was initially scheduled to premiere on Kakao TV in Japan and worldwide on Netflix yesterday, December 8th.
However, after a last-minute delay halted production, the series has now been rescheduled to premiere on Tuesday, December 22nd.
According to AsianWiki, the series will consist of 12 episodes with two episodes airing each week on Netflix; Tuesdays and Fridays.
This article will be updated if there are any further changes to the release of Lovestruck in the City on Netflix and an article explaining the premiere time around the world will be produced closer to December 22nd.
Why was Lovestruck in the City delayed?
Lovestruck in the City’s release date was delayed because an extra on the production team tested positive for COVID-19.
It was reported that following the extra’s positive test, the delay to the premiere was to “ensure safety on the sets” for the team and to focus on maintaining “high production quality.”
As translated by Soompi, the source said that: “Although we recently resumed filming after our cast and crew all tested negative for COVID-19, we decided to adjust the schedule in order to ensure the safety of our set and a higher quality of production.”
“We ask for viewers’ understanding on this issue and we will continue to put our cast and crew’s safety first and follow government guidelines on preventing transmission.” – Lovestruck in the City production team, via Soompi.
This article will be updated if more information on Lovestruck in the City is revealed.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]