Go Soo Talks About Coming Back To His Starring Role In “Missing: The Other Side 2”
“Missing: The Other Side” is a mystery fantasy drama about villages inhabited by the souls of people who went missing while they were alive. After two years, the series is returning for a second season with Go Soo, Heo Joon Ho, Ahn So Hee, and more reprising their roles.
Go Soo is making his return as a swindler who can see souls, and he shared that he feels much more comfortable coming into the second season of the drama.
“Acting as Kim Wook is so fun, the set is very relaxed, and our teamwork with the staff is great,” he happily remarked. “During filming [for Season 1], I used to talk to Heo Joon Ho about Season 2 as a sort of joke. We often said things like, ‘I think we can expect a Season 3 and 4,’ so I felt all kinds of new emotions [when we actually started filming Season 2].”
When asked to name the things that had driven him to keep working on “Missing: The Other Side” for a second season, Go Soo chose the drama’s subject matter and their viewers’ love.
“One of the biggest strengths of “Missing’ lies in its subject matter,” he explained. “It’s a drama that tells the stories of the deceased who died because of an unfortunate incident, and there are many episodes that start from ‘What are the words that they couldn’t say or wanted to say?’ I think this is the driving force that brought us all the way to Season 2.”
He also went on to mention the viewers who loved the drama and gave it endless support in the hopes of seeing it continue, noting that they were the ones who had made it possible for a second season to exist.
Go Soo also spoke aboutJang Pan Seok (Heo Joon Ho), the other half of the “soul searching duo,” and the bromance that is definitely one of the biggest highlights of the series.
“I’m so thankful to Heo Joon Ho for making it possible for me to act very comfortably by always being receptive and giving good reactions,” he said. “You can look forward to upgraded chemistry between [the two of us].” He went on to express his happiness at being able to come together with both old and new faces to create something really great.
Delving more into the mindset he adopted while acting as Kim Wook, Go Soo explained, “Unlike when I’ve played characters that have very clear arcs, I thought more about Kim Wook’s texture rather than his narrative while acting. Because Kim Wook meets a lot of people and encounters a lot of situations while going back and forth between the real world and the spirit village, I tried to act without being restrained by or biased towards certain emotions, situations, and people.”
He also described how Season 1 felt like a prequel to Season 2, noting, “Season 1 starts off with explanations for all of these mysterious situations, such as why Kim Wook can see the deceased, but Season 2 will start off with a new incident right away, which will immerse viewers in the story more quickly.”
The actor then gave a shoutout to all of the cast and crew, who worked hard to make a show that viewers can enjoy. “You may think that it is a serious drama because of its subject matter and genre,” he said, “but it is actually a work whose bright charm is doubled by the stories of its characters, so please tune in.”
Finally, Go Soo told viewers, “‘Missing: The Other Side’ will come back with Season 2 on the Monday before Christmas. I think it will be a heartwarming drama that fits well with the end-of-the-year atmosphere that is filled with people singing carols. We’ll be returning with an even more fun and rich story than Season 1, so please look forward to ‘Missing: The Other Side 2.'”
The second season of “Missing: The Other Side” will premiere on December 19.
Until then, catch up on the first season with subtitles below!