The first still and teaser have been released for KBS’s upcoming fall drama On the Way to the Airport starring Lee Sang-yoon (Twenty Again) and Kim Haneul (A Gentlemen’s Dignity).
On the Way to the Airport explores the lives of men and women experiencing their second adolescence through which they’re able to exhibit sympathy, comfort, and the finality of love. It aims to be a sensitive melodrama with a delicate yet rich sensibility, led by a capable cast that includes Shin Sung-rok (King’s Face) and Jang Hee-jin (Mirror of the Witch).
Kim Haneul plays the female lead named Choi Soo-ah, a 12-year veteran flight attendant and mother of a daughter in grade school. The first still depicts Kim Haneul in character, descending an airport escalator in her red and white uniform.
The interspersed copy reads: “Fall 2016… meet the best emotion that melodrama allows.” The teaser and still offered a tiny taste of what’s to come, but I like the light-handed direction and the visual image of a budding relationship inside a cavernous and beautifully desolate airport.
Directed by Kim Cheol-kyu (My Beautiful Bride) and written by Lee Sook-yeon (One Fine Spring Day), On the Way to the Airport is a Wednesday-Thursday drama that will premiere on September 21 after Uncontrollably Fond ends.
Hong Si-wan, Seoul