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‘Racket Boys’ Halts Production Due to COVID-19 + Cast Members and Staff to Undergo Testing

Published on 19/07/2021
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K-drama “Racket Boys” joins a slew of movies and dramas that announced halting their production due to COVID-19.

In a report cited by a South Korean outlet, the SBS sports drama opted to postpone its filming session after one cast member tested positive for the virus.

“Racket Boys” Delays Filming Amid COVID-19 Scare

Racket Boys

(Photo : SBS Drama Official Instagram)

𝗜𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟭𝟳 𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝘀𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰.

𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼 “𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗹” 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 “𝗥𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗕𝗼𝘆𝘀” 𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘄.

𝗜𝗻 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗼 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗱𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗹𝘀.

“𝗔𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁, 𝘄𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗳𝗳, 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆, 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵,” 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱.

𝗙𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲, 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁.

“𝗢𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗳𝗳 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲, 𝘄𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀,” 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗱.

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀-𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗱𝗺𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗯 𝗮𝘁 𝗛𝗮𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝗲𝗼 𝗠𝗶𝗱𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻.

𝗜𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗮 𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗬𝗲𝗼𝗻, 𝗞𝗶𝗺 𝗞𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝗼𝗼𝗻, 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗶 𝗛𝘆𝘂𝗻 𝗪𝗼𝗼𝗸, “𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗻” 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗧𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗝𝘂𝗻 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗟𝗲𝗲 𝗝𝗮𝗲 𝗜𝗻, 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗯𝘂𝘇𝘇 𝗱𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝘀 𝗛𝗮𝗻 𝗦𝗲 𝗬𝗼𝗼𝗻.

Racket Boys

(Photo : SBS Drama Official Instagram)
Racket Boys

(Photo : SBS Drama Official Instagram)

Song Joong Ki’s “Bogota,” “High Five” and “Money Heist” Korean Adaptation Delay Filming

“Racket Boys” is the latest drama that announced a postponement of the filming session after one cast member tested positive for the virus.

To recall, the upcoming movies “High Five,” “Bogota: City of the Lost,” and the Korean remake “Money Heist” recently suspended their production due to the resurgence of the pandemic.

On July 15, “High Five” distributor, NEW, confirmed that the team had to hold off their shooting because one crew had acquired the virus. In addition, the whole cast and crew also underwent COVID-19 testing to ensure everyone’s safety.

Fortunately, the suspected COVID-19 patient turned out to be negative.

A representative from NEW explained at the time that the staff member’s result was positive on the morning of July 15 via a self-test kit.

Luckily, the results came out negative on the morning of June 16, which prompted the management to resume its filming.

“Most of the test results, including the staff, have been negative since morning. Finally, if all the staff and officials test negative, filming will resume from 12:00 noon on the 16th,” a representative explained.

The forthcoming fantasy action movie stars Yoo Ah In, Ra Mi Ran, Ahn Jae Hon, Lee Jae In, “It’s Okay to Not be Okay” star Oh Jung Se, and more.

Meanwhile, the same incident happened to Song Joong Ki’s movie “Bogota”; however, it is the A-lister who came in close contact with an acquaintance who tested positive from COVID-19.

Despite his negative result, the South Korean heartthrob was advised to self-quarantine for two weeks.

After 14 days of self-isolation, Song Joong Ki’s agency, History D&C, revealed that the 35-year-old star is set to return to filming.

“Actor Song Joong Ki resumed filming the movie ‘Bogotá’ starting on July 13,” a representative from his agency revealed.

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