June 18, 2024
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New Journey To The West Season 9: Production Begins! Ahn Jae Hyun Reunites With Cast, Know Release Date

New Journey To The West Season 9

After a long break, Ahn Jae Hyun will be reuniting with his team in New Journey To The West Season 9. Well, fans were quite disappointed when Ahn Jae Hyun decided to turn down the role in seasons 7 and 8 of the show. But now, fans can see more of him. Although, it’s still unclear when he will return.


Well, the show used an unusual pattern of returning with half-season. So, there’s a slight chance that fans would see him later in the second half of the ninth season. New Journey To The West follows an ensemble cast on a quest to find the dragon balls in their journey from China to Vietnam. During their adventure, the group plays a set of games based on role-playing themes where they have to follow and enact the role wisely. So, now let’s see how the upcoming season will look like.

New Journey To The West Season 9: Who Will Be In The Cast?

Recently, the series producer revealed that Ahn Jae Hyun would join New Journey To The West Season 9 after a two-season gap. The news came off on April 30, soon before Ahn Jae Hyun returned with a spinoff series, “Spring Camp,” which premiered on May 7. The producer further revealed that the star and the production team discussed his return. And he finally confirmed them to appear in the ninth season.

Well, Ahn Jae Hyun appeared in the series in the second run. Since then, he has remained the series regular until the sixth season. Then, however, he dropped the offer to return in the seventh and eighth seasons of New Journey To The West due to some personal issues. Ahn Jae Hyun’s divorce conflict with actress Goo Hye Sun appeared as the reason behind him avoiding the limelight. But, now he ensured to return. So, fans can expect to see more madness in the upcoming season.

Who Will Return?

Apart from Ahn Jae Hyun, the other main cast will also return. These include comedian-turn-actor Kang Ho-dong and Lee Soo-Geun. Besides them, Sechs Kies’ Eun Ji-won will return with Super Junior’s Kyuhyun. In addition, Block B.’s P.O and Winner’s Song Mino will also return. However, it remains unclear how they will appear next season as the series follows an anthology style.

New Journey To The West Season 9: When Will Filming Begin?

As per the media outlet reports, New Journey To The West Season 9 is scheduled to start filming this summer. However, the team hasn’t shared any tentative date yet. But the series producer Na Young Seok hinted that they will begin filming sometime in August. Well, deeming the past seasons, we can expect that filming will start in early August and would conclude sometime in September.

New Journey To The West Season 9: When Will It Release?

As of now, the production is yet to begin. However, deeming the past seasons’ schedule, we can expect that the ninth season would follow the same. So, it would take only a couple of months to wrap the production. It means fans can catch their favorite characters sometime in early October 2021 only on tvN. However, it’s still unclear whether or not the series will return to its usual Friday night slot. So, stay tuned for more updates on New Journey To The West Season 9.

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