The writer of 'Dae Jang Geum' (2003) and 'Dae Jang Geum played by Lee Young Ae' have nothing to do with it... This is not a prequel or spin-off."


Fantagio announced the production news of the movie ‘Dae Jang Geum’ last month.

드라마 제작사 KPJ가 의녀 대장금과 대장금 각본을 쓴 김영현 작가는 아무 관련이 없다며 두 드라마는 무관하다고 밝혔다. 사진은 대장금에서 주연을 맡았던 배우 이영애다. /MBC

Source: MBC

[The Fact| [Reporter Gong Mina] Writer Kim Young-hyeon, who wrote the script for the MBC drama 'Dae Jang Geum', broadcast in 2003, wrote a line that it has nothing to do with the new drama 'The Medical Maid Dae Jang' Geum' (temporary title).

KPJ, the drama production company, said on the 5th, "Writer Kim Young-hyun has nothing to do with the movie 'Dae Jang-geum', which was recently reported by the media. Writer Kim Young- hyun learned about the production of this movie 'Dae Jang-geum' through the media."

He continued, "'Daejanggeum' is the original work of writer Kim Young-hyun," and added, "Writer Kim Young-hyun has full rights to the content of the play as the original author of the background of the main characters appearing in the work, the relationships between the characters, the development of events and plots." “Yes,” he explained.

At the same time, "'Dae Jang Geum' is not related to the setting, content or characters of the MBC drama 'Dae Jang Geum' broadcast in 2003 and is not a spin-off, sequel or prequel based on on 'Dae Jang Geum', but is a completely different drama."We are also speculating," he said, adding, "We ask that there be no misunderstanding regarding this matter."

Fantagio announced on the 30th of last month that they are preparing to produce the historical drama ‘Dae Jang Geum’. Additionally, it was announced that Lee Young-ae, who appeared in 'Dae Jang Geum', was cast as the lead actress last June and recently signed a contract with a screenwriter.

In particular, Fantagio said about 'Dae Jang Geum', "We plan to tell the life story of Jang Geum, who became a medical woman after 'Dae Jang Geum', which aired in 2003," and added , "As 'Dae Jang Geum' celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, we will begin filming for the first time this year. He also explained about the new movie, mentioning 'Dae Jang Geum' and said: "We are preparing for production with the goal of broadcasting early next year."

Regarding this, Fantagio also stated on the 5th, “It is true that ‘Dae Jang-geum’ is not related to ‘Dae Jang-geum’ and that it is a new novel based on the historical figure Jang-geum.”

'Dae Jang Geum' is a series that began broadcasting in September 2003 and ended in March 2004. At the time of broadcast, the series recorded the highest viewership rating of 57.8% and reached level of fame as syndrome. Producer Lee Byung-hoon took on the role of director and screenwriter Kim Young-hyeon wrote the script.


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