It isn’t very much, but at least we get a glimpse into the tvN time-traveling drama Nine: Nine Time Travels (or, to avoid redundancy, just Nine), which stars Lee Jin-wook as a quantum-leaping news anchor who jumps back twenty years and is out to solve a crime.
Unlike Queen In-hyun’s Man (which is the producing duo’s prior drama), he’s capped at nine trips back in time, adding another level of suspense to the proceedings. Ack, don’t get stuck! Could you just imagine the horrors? Not just of being stuck in the wrong era, but of literally having to relive the events of your own life, all twenty years of it? All while avoiding your younger self, lest you do something to negate current self’s existence? Eep!
These newly released stills are B-cuts from the poster shoot, and include co-star Jo Yoon-hee as our hero’s reporter colleague and love interest. We’ve got some info on additional cast members as well, such as Oh Min-seok, whom I most recently saw playing the successful shoe designer Jake in I Do, I Do. In this drama he plays a surgical resident and Jo Yoon-hee’s boyfriend. But… Lee Jin-wook! I smell conflict.
Another supporting role goes to one of our rebellious students in the recently wrapped School 2013, Lee Yi-kyung, who played a character with the same name. Ha, he’s going counter to that hot-headed troublemaker image this time by playing the model student. He explained finding that to be more difficult than acting out as the ruffian, since it requires him to pull back and take a quieter look at the character. Less is more, that’s for sure. His will be a relatively minor role, but it’s nice to see him popping up again — his character really grew on me in School as the peacemaker of his trio who was most willing to just admit he loved his bros already.
Nine will follow Flower Boy Next Door and premieres on March 11.