According to a report on Blotter, Kim Sae-Ron is leaving “Hunting Dogs,” which is being produced as an original Netflix series. Kim Sae-Ron was arrested for DUI on May 18th morning after her car collided with a transformer on the pedestrian board.
A Netflix official said, “After discussion, the production team, actors, and Netflix decided not to participate in the filming schedule that actress Kim Sae-Ron was scheduled to participate in.” The production team is debating whether to cut the part of the film in which Kim Sae-Ron participated.
“Hunting Dogs” is a drama based on the webtoon story of three young people who get involved in the private loan business for money. Kim Sae-Ron was cast as Cha Hyun-Joo, one of the three protagonists. She plays an important role as a family member of a powerful man, President Choi.
The production of “Hunting Dogs” was headed to a late stage, but the deadline has now been pushed back. On the day of the accident, Kim Sae-Ron refused to take the breathalyzer test and instead requested a blood test. Since her blood test takes about two weeks, the production team’s first response was, “We are adjusting schedules for filming.”
While it was still possible that Kim Sae-Ron would return to the set depending on the results of the testing, the production team decided not to film any additional scenes with Kim Sae-Ron after internal discussions. The team is considering deleting the already-filmed part, and it is unclear whether another actor will fill the role.
“As the video content consumption pattern is concentrated on OTT, there are more and more things to consider in production,” a film industry official stated. “Netflix seems to be responding ahead of time to the controversy because it could have a big effect not just in Korea but in 190 other countries as well,” he said.