TV drama Legend of the Blue Sea (starring Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji-hyun) broadcasting rights could be sold for the highest fee to China
Today, the drama’s production company has confirmed that Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji-hyun will film for this Korean TV drama Legend of the Blue Sea. Legend of the Blue Sea episode 1 is expected to be aired in November this year on the SBS TV channel.
Since it is now confirmed that Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji-hyun are in this TV drama, the rumors in the Chinese media are saying that the broadcasting rights of Legend of the Blue Sea could be sold to a Chinese network as high as 500.000 US Dollar for each episode. This could be the highest fee ever paid for the broadcasting rights of a Korean TV drama, even higher than Kdrama You who came from the stars and Descendants of the Sun.
In order to be aired at the same time in South-Korea as in China, this Korean TV drama is most likely a 100% pre-produced TV drama. This is the trend these days for popular TV drama´s with a popular casts.