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Gong Yoo to play male lead in tvN's supernatural romantic drama, Goblin. Gong Yoo/Facebook

The release date of highly anticipated drama from the Descendants of the Sun scriptwriter Kim Eun Sook, has been pushed back. Tentatively entitled superficial drama, Goblin, which was scheduled to release in November, will now hit the small screen in December.

On 9 August, broadcasting channel, tvN, released a statement announcing the reason and giving instances of further postponement. The representative said, "It's planned that 'Goblin' will air around December. The schedule may change a bit depending on the schedule for 'K2,' which is airing before it." Romantic drama, K2, will take over the slot previously occupied by The Good Wife in September, followed by Goblin in December.

As per reports, the upcoming fantasy drama series, unlike Descendants of the Sun won't vouch for "romantic cuteness" and "happy endings". Hallyu star Gong Yoo has been confirmed to play the lead role, while the female protagonist has not been revealed yet. However, actress Kim Go-eun is being considered to play the female lead.

Meanwhile, giving some insight into the superficial series, producer Yoon Ha Rim states that they have been preparing for the show even before the Descendants of the Sun. He told Soompi: "We have been preparing to make this drama for three years, even before 'Descendants of the Sun' was made. The focus of the drama will be on goblins, which is a very common character in traditional folktales but has not been the main topic for dramas yet."

He continued: "With the help of Kim Eun Sook's writing talent in telling a romance story, this drama is bound to be another one of Kim Eun Sook's representative romantic comedies."

Ha Rim added that they want to start the shoot soon. He said, "Goblin will start filming once the casting is finished for the core characters. I am confident that this will be a new type of drama for the viewers. Please look forward to it."