My guess is that Hook has already signed SeungGi up to star in Hwayugi (while practicing the art of a 1+1 package deal) and is just waiting for his discharge to make an official announcement. I can understand Hook’s desire to grow as an agency (who doesn’t want more money, right?), but did anyone tell Hook that YG is not exactly a good role model (especially when their obnoxious media play & interference in the production has affected SG)? Right now, I’m still keeping my fingers crossed that SeungGi would surprise us (pleasantly, of course) at his discharge.
tvN recently announced that it’s adding a short (4-6 episodes) remake drama to its lineup, and this article explains that SeungGi actually played a role in this development:
The pressing matter for Hwayugi is whether or not Lee Seung Gi will join the cast. Starting from the early stage of production, Hwayugi has been sending love calls to Lee Seung Gi. But because Lee Seung Gi is serving in the military, he cannot easily decide on (accepting the offer). By adding the remake drama to the lineup, it secures a few extra weeks’ time (for Hwayugi). The production crew hopes that it would help Lee Seung Gi who’s returning from the military adjust to the filming set and act more easily.
credit: ytn via naver
English translation: tryp96.wordpress.com