CJ ENM Unveils Latest Scripted Lineup


CJ ENM’s upcoming lineup features a slew of scripted titles across romance, action and more, including the time-travel drama Lovely Runner.

Produced by CJ ENM Studios, Lovely Runner is a romance series that begins with the unexpected death of an A-list K-pop celebrity. One of his biggest fans then travels back in time to try to save him.

Lovely Runner stars Byun Woo-seok and Kim Hye-yoon in the lead roles as the celebrity and fan, respectively.

Also on the slate is The Midnight Romance in Hagwon, from Studio Dragon, which is scheduled to debut on May 11. Starring Jung Ryeo-won and Wi Ha-jun, it delves into the romance between a 14-year veteran Daechi-dong academy instructor and her former rebellious student, who meet after a decade.

Another title from Studio Dragon is part of the lineup as well: The Player 2: Master of Swindlers, a sequel to the drama The Player. It follows a swindler, hacker, fighter and driver as they reunite to con villains out of their dirty money in action-packed maneuvers. The cast includes Song Seung-heon, Oh Yeon-seo, Lee Si-eon, Tae Won-seok and Jang Gyu-ri.

The workplace drama The Auditors, meanwhile, unfolds in a corporate audit department with a cold team leader and a generous Gen Z newbie who are complete opposites. The two navigate through turbulent times at first, but as they collectively tackle diverse cases, they find that they make an unstoppable investigative pair. Shin Ha-kyun and Lee Jung-ha star in the lead roles of the Studio Dragon-produced title.

“We are confident that all of our upcoming well-made productions will provide global audiences with a diverse range of entertainment,” said Sehee Jang, head of CJ ENM’s global marketing team. “From romance to action, each drama offers a unique storytelling experience that will resonate with viewers worldwide. We look forward to sharing these captivating narratives with audiences and continuing to elevate the standard of quality entertainment.”