“Misaeng” Filming Draws Media Attention in Jordan


Shooting for upcoming tvN drama series “Misaeng” has been grabbing the headlines in the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan. Leading daily newspapers such as Al-Rai and Al-Ghad have carried stories about the drama, which has seen the cast and production crew film several scenes in and around Petra, as well as Wadi Rum and other locations.


Z:EA’s Im Siwan, one of the stars of the new series, was quoted by Jordanian reporters as saying, “Petra was so impressive, especially Al-Khazneh [The Treasury], which was just amazing.”


The production team has also spoken of its delight at how smoothly filming has been going.

A representative said, “It was great filming there, we were allowed to take control of a downtown street in Amman, which is like the Namdaemun area of downtown Seoul. We were received with warm hospitality in Jordan. We were treated with the respect that “The Avengers” movies’ producers might expect. So many people helped us out. We hope that viewers can get a sense of the cultural heritage of Jordan and the country’s mysterious beauty.”

“Misaeng” is slated to begin airing on October 17.