Ji Chang-wook’s upcoming drama halts filming after actor tests positive for COVID-19


South Korean actor Ji Chang-wook contracted COVID-19 while filming for his upcoming Netflix series The Sound of Magic.

Korean media outlets recently reported that the K-drama actor is now in isolation after undergoing testing and his results came back positive. 

Netflix has since halted the TV production until further notice after confirming that Chang-wook and a staff member both tested positive for the coronavirus.

A report by Soompi, meanwhile, stated that Chang-wook’s co-stars Hwang In-youp and Choi Sung-eun’s test results came back negative. 

The Sound of Magic is a Netflix Original series based on the webtoon Annarasumanara which tells the touching story of “Yoon Ah-yi (Sung-eun), a girl who had to grow up too fast, and Rieul (Chang-wook), a mysterious magician who — although grown up — wants to remain as a kid”. 

Chang-wook who’s known for his roles in Healer, The K2 and Empress Ki among others last appeared on screen via the 2020 drama Lovestruck in the City with Kim Ji Won. 

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