Following alleged bullying accusations made against actor Jo Byung Gyu, a decision was made to replace him in their upcoming drama. The drama, Tale Of The Secret Royal Inspector And Jo Yi (working title) had previously cast Jo Byung Gyu in the lead role.
On March 19, 2020, it was announced that ultimately he had been dropped from the cast. The decision was reported to have been made by the actor’s management rather than tvN. On the other hand, tvN is currently in talks with Ok Taecyeon to replace Jo Byung Gyu in the role.
Tale Of The Secret Royal Inspector And Jo Yi is about secret royal inspectors who go undercover to expose corruption within the monarchy. Jo Byeong Gyu was previously offered the leading role of Ra Yi Eon, who is said to be extremely smart, placing first in the state exams. He joins the royal inspectors as the youngest member. However, he does not have any plans for the future or strong goals.
Taecyeon is currently starring in Vincenzo opposite Song Joong Ki. Tale Of The Secret Royal Inspector And Jo Yi is planned to air in the later half of 2021.