After they had announced that â€œ1N2Dâ€ would end in six months, the PD made a statement with Newsen. â€We discussed the issue with all of the cast members, production crew, and the KBS Entertainment department for a long timeâ€¦ Thereâ€™s an ending for dramas, but not for entertainment shows. We hope that the ending of â€œ1N2Dâ€ can show that an entertainment program could have a successful ending,â€ he said with his tone full of regret.
Na continued, â€œAlthough dramas and other programs have conclusions and have time to take a breath, â€œ1N2Dâ€ was not able to. We received so much love and ran for such a long timeâ€¦ Since we had non-entertainers in our cast, we had many parts we needed to drop and there were hard times at the turning point in our livesâ€.
â€œA typical entertainment showâ€™s lifespan concludes when viewer ratings dropped, but we are suggesting a new paradigm, hoping that the viewers could understandâ€¦ In other words, we hope we could be the first case where a program ends when itâ€™s receiving the most love, thus creating the first â€˜endingâ€™.â€
Na added, â€œKang Ho Dong and the rest of the members agreed on the idea of a â€™successful endingâ€™. During these short remaining six months, we want to show everything we havenâ€™t shown, and everything we could have shown.â€
As for his personal thoughts on â€˜1N2Dâ€™ coming to end, Na Young Suk said, â€œI think [the ending] discussion was something that was bound to happen at one point. Looking back, making the cast â€“ which is mostly composed of singers and actors â€“ give their lives up for the entertainment field could have been something cruelâ€¦ To encourage the growth of the members, as well as open up a new path for the entertainment field, I believe that we, â€œ1N2Dâ€, need to carry on with our decision.â€
â€œWe still have six months, which is quite a long timeâ€¦We will stay on the path weâ€™ve been going down in order to have a â€™successful endingâ€™.â€
The reporter on the phone then asked Na, â€œIs this the end of â€œ1N2D?â€, to which Na replied, â€œThere is no such thing as an ending. If thereâ€™s an ending, there is another beginning.â€
He concluded, â€œIf itâ€™s not a sad ending, but a happy one, wouldnâ€™t there be another beginning? â€¦One day, a program titled â€œ1N2Dâ€ can be created again, and be done again. Whether its comprised of new members or mixed members, I believe â€˜1N2Dâ€™ can begin again at any given time.â€