Filming is underway for MBC‘s 2017 stranded on an island drama Missing Nine. This one went though convoluted production and title changes (Gaia, Picnic) before finally crossing the starting line, and I for one hope it turns out for the best. Starring Jung Kyung Ho as a formerly popular idol star turned entertainment reporter, his leading lady Baek Jin Hee plays his stylist and the two go from professional to personal once they end up on a deserted island. With mermaids and immortal goblins on the small screens a deserted island drama doesn’t seen sound like a stretch. What’s more worrying is the supporting idols cast including Chanyeol, Ryu Won, Cao Lu but that’s hopefully balanced out with the talented actors also cast like Oh Jung Se, Choi Tae Joon, and Lee Sun Bin. Missing 9 takes over the MBC Wed-Thurs time slot from Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo.
The script is by screenwriter Han Jung Hoon of 38 Task Force, Bad Guys, and the Vampire Prosecutor series and the PD did Angry Mom, Hotel King, and East of Eden.