MBC denied the rumors on appointing the producer to film "Dae Jang Geum 2."
An official spokesperson from MBC said on April 18, 2014, "The news articles that the producer of Dae Jang Geum 2 has been selected have been reported, but that is not true. Currently the producer of Dae Jang Geum 2 has not been selected." Previously, a news was reported that the producer Kim Geun Hong has been selected to film Dae Jang Geum 2. MBC is currently preparing to produce Dae Jang Geum 2 with the proposed air date of the second half of this year. MBC has currently offered up the role to actress Lee Young Ae, who starred in the original Dae Jang Geum drama.
"Dae Jang Geum" has been aired in 91 different countries, and MBC raised over 12 million dollars for the copyrights of the drama. Scriptwriter Kim Young Hyun, who is currently in charge of scripting "Dae Jang Geum 2," has expressed his concerns.