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No extension for ‘Descendants of the Sun,’ KBS confirms

  • Published : Mar 20, 2016 - 12:00
  • Updated : Mar 20, 2016 - 12:00

KBS 2TV, Korean TV network airing popular TV series “Descendants of the Sun” confirmed that has not considered an extension, despite growing local demand for it, according to a local report on Sunday.

Jung Sung-hyo, KBS drama bureau chief, told a local media outlet Star News that he does not plan to air an extension or special for “Descendants of the Sun.”

“‘Descendants of the Sun’ will wrap up on April 14, as planned,” Jung told Star News.
He added that as the the series was fully filmed before airing it was “virtually impossible” to air more episodes than initially planned.

The filming of the 16-episode-long drama that kicked off airing on Feb. 24 concluded last year.

This came after calls for the Wednesday-Thrusday series to be extended from local viewers grow. Moreover, local fans created an online community to demand a director’s cut for the series.

The viewer ratings for the eighth episode reached 28.8 percent in Korea, according to a local viewership researcher Nielsen Korea.

Starting April 20, a new drama series “Master: God of Noodles,” based on an eponymous cartoon, will be aired, Jung confirmed.

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)