SBS announced today that the drama formerly known as “Cain and Abel” would be renamed “Dr. Stop” and shown as a mini-series on the Mon-Tues timeslot starting February 2009 after “Tazza”. When that happens, “Dr. Stop” which has So Ji Sup has the main lead will not only have to go up against MBC “East of Eden” but also facing the challenge of KBS “The World That They Live In” helmed by Hyun Bin and Song Hae Gyo. The small-screen rivalry between best of friends So Ji Sup and Song Seung Hun should be interesting.
“Dr. Stop” is about a doctor who works in boxing competitions. These doctors can control the life of the men in the ring. They decide whether or not the competitors can continue fighting or not. With regards to the drama name change, the production company explained, “The original drama name was ‘Cain and Abel’ because we wanted to film a drama with So Ji Sup and another top male actor with the story about two brothers. But we realized the difficulty later in getting a top male actor to act opposite So Ji Sup and decided to change the two male leads to just one. Thus the name change was warranted because of the storyline change and we decided on ‘Dr. Stop’ instead.”
Casting for “Dr. Stop” has been completed and filming starts in October.