“Heartstrings” director Pyo Min Soo may not come back to direct the remaining episodes of the series, news agencies reported.  It is supposed that he will instead remain with the writing team, guiding the storylines and script development, a duty he has taken on after the fourth episode.

The currently airing youth melodrama starring Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hye was hit with production challenges when it registered single-digit ratings.  It was further set back with Park’s accident in mid-July, delaying shoots and prompting the airing of special re-cut episode in place of the scheduled eighth.

“Heartstrings” production company JS Pictures has earlier denied changing the director.  PD Pyo meanwhile is quoted to have stated that he may return to filming on the set, even if he is not yet sure when it will be.  

“Heartstrings” airs its tenth episode of an intended sixteen on Wednesday, 9:55 PM KST.