SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - KBS 2TV, the Korean TV network airing popular TV series Descendants Of The Sun, confirmed that it has not considered an extension, despite growing local demand for it, according to a local report today.
Jung Sung Hyo, KBS drama bureau chief, told local media outlet Star News that he does not plan to air an extension or special for the series.
"Descendants Of The Sun will wrap up on April 14, as planned, Jung told Star News.
He added that, as the series was fully filmed before airing, it was "virtually impossible" to air more episodes than initially planned.
The filming of the 16-episode drama, that started airing on Feb 24, concluded last year.
There had been calls from local viewers for the Wednesday-Thursday series to be extended. Fans have also created an online community to demand a director's cut for the series.
The viewer ratings for the eighth episode reached 28.8 per cent in South Korea, according to a local viewership researcher Nielsen Korea.
From April 20, a new drama series Master: God Of Noodles, based on an eponymous cartoon, will be aired, Jung confirmed.