Korean Drama: The Producers Dubbed in Khmer & Title in Khmer: ផលិតករកំពូលស្នេហ៍ (Pholitkor Kompoul Sne).
The Producers was described as the first ever “variety drama,” not only because of its subject but because it was produced by KBS’s variety department instead of the drama department. Director Seo Soo-min’s past experience has been on variety shows, having worked on Gag Concert, 2 Days & 1 Night and You Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook (she is currently the CP, or chief producer, for KBS’s Happy Sunday programming block). It was also the first terrestrial network drama to air in the Friday-Saturday time slot, a slot usually reserved for late-night comedy shows; network dramas had previously been strictly divided into weekday and weekend programs.
This is the second collaboration between actor Kim Soo-hyun and screenwriter Park Ji-eun after working together in the 2014 hit series My Love from the Star. It is also the second time Kim and IU have starred together, after Dream High in 2011.
On 23 March 2015, the cast and crew gathered for the first read-through at the Raum Art Center Social Venue in Gangnam District, Seoul. It was held in private with no media presence.
The first shooting day was held on 2 April 2015 on the 6th floor of the KBS building in Yeouido.