Actress Pyo Ye Jin has been confirmed to replace APRIL‘s Naeun in SBS‘s upcoming K-Drama Taxi Driver following Naeun’s bullying allegations.
Taxi Driver‘s production team confirmed the switch on March 10.
Pyo Ye Jin has been cast as the role of Go Eun.
— Taxi Driver
Naeun was originally cast for the role of Go Eun, a skilled hacker for Rainbow Taxi Company. Notably for Naeun, this role was to be a major shift in role archetypes — as she primarily focused on the more youthful, student-based roles in her previous works such as A-TEEN and Extraordinary You.
Following the bullying allegations made by the younger sibling of former APRIL member Hyunjoo, however, Naeun ended up losing a lot of her endorsements. Ultimately, Taxi Driver ultimately decided to remove her from the cast.
Taxi Driver has confirmed they will air the first episode on April 9, following the conclusion of Penthouse 2.